The first European set foot in Texas.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States of America.
Mahatma Gandhi was arrested in South Africa.
The Bolshevik Revolution began in Russia.
The Republic of Poland was born.
Stanley Baldwin was elected Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Herbert Hoover was elected President of the United States of America.
The Hawker Hurricane flew for the first time.
President Eisenhower was re-elected to govern the United States of America.
President Roosevelt was elected President of the United States of America.
The United Nations condemned Apartheid in South Africa.
Ronald Reagan was re-elected as President of the United States of America.
Australia voted to keep the British monarch as Head of state.
The Dominican Republic became a sovereign nation.
Canadians celebrated their first Thanksgiving Day.
12,000 Jews were executed by the Nazis in Minsk, Belarus.
Saudi Arabia abolished slavery.
Lunar Orbiter 2 was launched.
NASA Surveyor 6 landed on the Moon.
Ayatollah Khomeini became leader of Iran.
President Boris Yeltsin of Russia outlawed the Communist Party.
President Yitzak Rabin was buried in Israel.
Americans went to the polls to vote Barack Obama back into the Whitehouse.
Puerto Rico bacame an American state.
Actors Ethan Hawke, Nigel Havers, Thandie Newton, Lori Singer, Maria Shriver and Sally Field were born.
On this day I was also born.
It is said of people born on this numerical day of the year…
You are a dynamic, passionate person who has a lot to give, but who also expects the same level of commitment in return. You are determined to follow through on your own commitments and responsibilities, and you generally do what it takes to achieve your goals. Your charisma sets you apart from others, and you find that others quite easily respect you. Willing to help out, but never a pushover, you know your limits and you don’t have much trouble communicating them. You are somewhat of a perfectionist, and your tendency to try to control things is most apparent in your career and on the home front. You are an executive, but you also know the value of teamwork and charm, so you don’t come on too strong. Your distaste for the superficial is marked.
You are determined, strong, intense and often controlled. Anything that is superficial doesn’t appeal to you. It’s all or nothing. You are never content to look only at the surface of matters. You dig deep, question motives, and instinctively feel what is going on in the environment around you.
Bollocks. Well….some of it. I’m not saying which.