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Today in History

Sunday, November 23rd 2014


1897   The pencil sharpener is patented.

1936   The first issue of Life magazine hits the newsstands

1984   Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie throws a long game-winning pass to defeat the University of Miami. It is one of the most famous plays in American college football history.

1988   Hockey great Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal

Famous Birthdays:

1804   Franklin Pierce (14th US President)

1859   Billy the Kid (Outlaw)

1888   Harpo Marx (Comedian)

1956   Steve Harvey (Comedian)

1984   Lucas Grabeel (Actor - Disney's High School Musical)

1992   Miley Cyrus (Actress - Disney's Hannah Montana)


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