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Today in History

Wednesday, November 08th 2017

Events:

1519   Hernan Cortez enters Tenochtitlan. Aztec ruler Montezuma welcomes him as a god.

1837   Mount Holyoke Seminary is formed as the first US college founded for women

1889   Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.

1960   John F. Kennedy is elected as the youngest US President in history.

1995   Wilhelm Rontgen discovers x-rays when experimenting with electricity

Famous Birthdays:

1656   Edmond Halley (Astronomer)

1836   Milton Bradley (Game maker)

1847   Bram Stoker (Author of Dracula)

1900   Margaret Mitchell (wrote Gone with the Wind)

1951   Mary Hart (Entertainment Tonight Anchor)

1961   Leif Garrett (Singer - teen pop idol)

1975   Tara Reid (Actress)

1994   Lauren Alaina (American Idol Singer)

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