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Today in history

President John F. Kennedy assassinated in 1963

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2021. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. ...

Today in History: Apollo 12 astronauts land, 1969

Today is Friday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2021. There are 42 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second manned landing on the moon. On this date: In 1794, the United States and Britain ...

Today in History: US, Canada adopt system of Standard Time zones, 1883

Today is Thursday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2021. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1991, Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon freed Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland, the American dean of agriculture at the American ...

Newly created Federal Reserve Banks open in 12 US cities

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2021. There are 45 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1914, the newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities. On this date: In 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state of the ...

Articles of Confederation approved, 1777

By The Associated Press Today is Monday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2021. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1942, the naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended during World War II with a decisive U.S. victory over Japanese forces. On this date: In ...

Today in History: Battle of Guadalcanal begins during World War II

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2021. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1942, the World War II naval Battle of Guadalcanal began. (The Allies ended up winning a major victory over Japanese forces.) On ...