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October 31st, 1517- The Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ninety-Five_Theses

The Reformation, was the schism within Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin, and other early Protestant Reformers. Luther started by criticizing the selling of indulgences, insisting that the pope had no authority over purgatory and then widened to cover many of the doctrines and devotional practices.
The Reformation led to a series of religious wars that culminated in the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648), which devastated much of Germany, killing between 25 and 40% of its population.


October 31st, 1984: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indira_Gandhi
Riots break out in New Delhi and other cities and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.
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November 2nd, 1947 – Designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose (officially the H-4 Hercules); the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_H-4_Hercules
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November 2nd, 1988 – The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_worm

Robert Morris (the author of the code) was tried and convicted of violating Title 18: the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He was sentenced to three years probation, 400 hours of community service, and a fine of $10,000+. He is currently tenured at the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.
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November 3rd, 1954 – The first Godzilla (Gojira) film is released.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla_( ... _reception

The first of the Japanese Kaijū (literally translates to "strange creature") movies, Godzilla is represented as a symbol for nuclear holocaust and ever since the film's initial release, Godzilla has been culturally identified as a strong metaphor for nuclear weapons.
Godzilla is actually an example of a daikaiju, meaning "giant kaiju," specifically meaning the larger variety of monsters.
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November 3rd, 1957 – The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laika
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An alternate history game based on Laika called The Sun at Night was released recently.
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November 3rd, 1970 – The sixth—and current—constitution of Virginia is ratified by the voting public. The constitution includes new provisions for environmental protection and state compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. Its bill of rights is amended to prohibit governmental discrimination on the basis of religious conviction, race, color, sex, or national origin.

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"They have every utility to do nothing, and we have no utility to do everything." -A§H»Crash
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I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not
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November 5th, 1605Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder_Plot

Also called the Gunpowder Treason Plot, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England by a group of provincial English Catholics. The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of England's Parliament on November 5th, as the prelude to a popular revolt. The plot was reveal through an an anonymous letter to the authorities, who found Fawkes guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder, enough to reduce the House of Lords to rubble.
In Britain, the 5th of November is now celebrated as Guy Fawkes Night, with the burning of an effigy and the lighting of fireworks.

Don't you Remember,
The Fifth of November,
'Twas Gunpowder Treason Day,
I let off my gun,
And made'em all run.
And Stole all their Bonfire away.
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November 7th, 1917 - The October Revolution. In Russia, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Revolution

This is called the October Revolution (even though it happened in November), due to the discrepancy between the older Julian and the newer Gregorian calendar.
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I almost didn't remember-
November 5, 1968
Constitution of Florida is ratified.
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November 7th, 1916 - 1st woman, Jeannette Rankin, elected to Congress.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Rankin

She was the first woman in the United States Congress, elected in Montana in 1916 and again in 1940. After being elected in 1916 she said, "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last."

Her two terms in Congress coincided with U.S. entry into both world wars. A lifelong pacifist, she was one of fifty members of Congress who voted against entry into World War I in 1917, and the only member of Congress who voted against declaring war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

"If I am remembered for no other act," she said, "I want to be remembered as the only woman who ever voted to give women the right to vote." (19th Amendment)
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November 11th, 1918 - World War I: The fighting officially ends at 11:00 a.m., (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) as Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne, France.

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth, called Veterans Day in the U.S., is commemorated annually with two minutes of silence. The meaning behind the two minutes of silence was stated to be:

It is due to the women, who have lost and suffered and borne so much, with whom the thought is ever present.
It is due to the children that they know to whom they owe their dear fought freedom.
It is due to the men, and from them, as men.
But far and away, above all else, it is due to those who gave their all, sought no recompense, and with whom we can never re-pay - our Glorious and Immortal Dead.

- Sir Percy Fitzpatrick (November, 1919)

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The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem In Flanders Fields. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

- Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (May, 1915)
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November 11th, 1978 - The General Lee: a stuntman on the Georgia set of "The Dukes of Hazzard" launches the show's iconic automobile, a 1969 Dodge Charger named the General Lee, off a makeshift dirt ramp and over a police car.

The General Lee was a neon-orange Charger with "01" painted on the doors, a Confederate flag on the roof, and a horn that played the first 12 notes of the song "Dixie." It belonged to the Dukes of Hazzard themselves, the cousins Bo (played by actor John Schneider) and Luke Duke (actor Tom Wopat), who used it to get out of dangerous scrapes and away from the corrupt county commissioner Boss Hogg. Scenes featuring the General Lee are some of the show's most memorable: Luke Duke sliding sideways across the car's hood; the boys hopping feet-first through the windows (the Charger's doors were welded shut, so the windows were the only way to get in and out); the General flying over ditches, half-open drawbridges and police cruisers.

Although more than 300 different General Lees appeared in the series, which ran on CBS from 1979 until 1985, this first one was the only one to play a part in every episode: That jump over the squad car ran every week at the end of the show's opening credits.
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