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Today in History 11/9

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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1961 - Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world record speed of 4,093 mph. 

1961 - The Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) eliminated its "caucasians only" rule. 

1963 - In Japan, about 450 miners were killed in a coal-dust explosion. 

1963 - In Japan, 160 people died in a train crash. 

1965 - The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours. 

1967 - A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight. 

1979 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously called upon Iran to release all American hostages "without delay." Militants, mostly students had taken 63 Americans hostage at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, on November 4. 

1981 - U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a three-week Rapid Deployment Force excercise. Somalia, Sudan and Oman were also involved in the operation. 

1982 - Sugar Ray Leonard retired from boxing. In 1984 Leonard came out of retirement to fight one more time before becoming a boxing commentator for NBC. 

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Thank you for sharing these :)

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