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This Day in History- November

November 01, 2021

The month of November is here! Let’s take a look at the most memorable events of this month…

November 1st, 1959: For the first time in History, hockey goalkeeper Jacques Plante wears a protective mask during a game.

November 2nd, 2000: The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.

November 3rd, 1954: The first Godzilla movie was shown for the first time in Japan.

November 4th, 1980: Ronald Reagan defeats Jimmy Carter.

November 5th, 1935: The board game Monopoly was released for the first time.

November 6th, 1869: The first college football game in played between Rutgers and Princeton at Rutger’s home field.

November 7th, 1929: For the first time to the Public, the Museum of Modern Art is opened in New York City.

November 8th, 1960: John F. Kennedy is elected, making him the youngest US President in history.

November 9th, 1967: NASA launches Apollo 4 from Cape Kennedy.

November 10th, 1938: God Bless America is sung on live radio for the first time in history.

November 11th, 1834: Hans Christian Andersen publishes The Ugly Duckling.

November 12th, 1936: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is opened to traffic.

November 13th, 2005: A missed field goal return of 108 yards turns into the longest play in the NFL.

November 14th, 1971: Mariner 9 reaches Mars to become the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.

November 15th, 1969: The first Wendy’s restaurant opens.

November 17th, 1970: Douglas Engelbart has a patent on the computer mouse.

November 18th, 1978: The Blues Brothers appear on Saturday Night Live for the first time.

November 19th, 1969: Pele scores his 1,000th career soccer goal.

November 20th, 1982: With a live phone call, Andy Kaufman is voted off Saturday Night Live.

November 21st, 1877: Thomas Edison announced the invention of the phonograph.

November 22nd, 1999: Wayne Gretzky is inducted into the Hockey hall of fame and the number 99 is permanently retired by the NHL.

November 23rd, 1984: Doug Flutie, the Boston College quarterback, throws a long game-winning pass to beat the University of Miami.

November 24th, 1999: Disney/Pixar releases the movie Toy Story II.

November 25th, 1940: Woody Woodpecker is shown on film.

November 26th, 1942: Casablanca premiers for the first time.

November 27th, 1924: For the first time in history, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City.

November 28th, 1582: William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway are married.

November 29th, 1890: For the first time, Army plays Navy in football.

November 30th, 2004: Ken Jennings, a longtime Jeopardy champion, finally loses. He sets the record for the largest game show winnings, $2,520,700.