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1945 The Nuremberg war trials begin as 24 Nazi leaders are put on trial before judges representing the victorious Allied powers

2008 After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.

2014 Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes

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November 21, 1945—74 years ago today—the North Texas town of Thin Gravy (which was also known at various times as Deanville, North Mesquite and Mesquite Tap), was renamed Truman in honor of President Harry S. Truman. Earlier that year, the town’s 200 residents voted to approve the renaming and on Nov. 21 a sign was christened with a bottle of milk on U.S. Highway 80. Neighboring Mesquite absorbed the town in the 1950s.

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Werner Doehner, last survivor of the Hindenburg tragedy, died yesterday at age 90.

Edited by Armybrat

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1852 Just past midnight, a sharp jolt likely caused by heavy rains causes Lake Merced, California, to drop 30 feet (9m)

1954 For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.

1979 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy

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1789 1st national Thanksgiving in America

1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt

1941 Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor

1942 "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1943)

1962 Fab Four have their first recording session under name The Beatles

1963 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

1983 World's greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England

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December 2, 1995—24 years ago today, the final Southwest Conference football games were played. Texas beat Texas A&M 16-6 to claim the conference championship in the penultimate game, and Houston beat Rice in the last 60 seconds 18-17 in the SWC’s final game, after which the stadium lights were symbolically extinguished. The Southwest Athletic Conference was organized in 1914 and its charter members included UT, A&M, Baylor, the University of Arkansas, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma A&M, which is now Oklahoma State, Southwestern of Georgetown and Rice. SMU joined in 1918 and TCU was added in 1923. Texas Technological College, now Texas Tech, joined in 1958 and Houston in 1971. Phillips University of Enid, Okla., participated for a single year in 1920. Southwestern dropped out after 1916 and Oklahoma and Oklahoma A&M dropped out in the mid-20s.

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Happy Krampusnacht!! December 5th!!

Every year in early December, children in Austria get ready for St. Nicholas to visit them. If they’ve been good, he’ll reward them with presents and treats. But if they’ve been bad, they’ll get a lot more than a lump of coal—they’ll have to face Krampus. Who’s Krampus, you ask? He’s the half-man, half-goat who comes around every year to chase naughty children and maybe even drag them to hell ! Krampus is one such character who comes from folklore in Austria’s Alpine region, where he’s been frightening children and amusing adults for hundreds of years. Every year on Krampusnacht, December 5th, men dressed as Krampus drink a bunch of alcohol, run through the streets, and frighten children. Often, they chase delinquent children around and hit them with sticks! 

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Just popped up on my FB feed....  Today 10 years ago I was at the B12 Championship at Jerryworld and Colt ran for his life but pulled it off.

 

From the next day until now its been really shitty. 

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2 hours ago, markstanco said:

Just popped up on my FB feed....  Today 10 years ago I was at the B12 Championship at Jerryworld and Colt ran for his life but pulled it off.

 

From the next day until now its been really shitty. 

Same here - sat in the nosebleeds. And I also became eligible for Medicare on that same day.

Fuck Nebraska.... and Suh.

Edited by Armybrat

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Same here - sat in the nosebleeds. And I also became eligible for Medicare on that same day.
Fuck Nebraska.... and Suh.
You dont like suh either? We should hang out.

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1 hour ago, markstanco said:
2 hours ago, Armybrat said:
Same here - sat in the nosebleeds. And I also became eligible for Medicare on that same day.
Fuck Nebraska.... and Suh.

You dont like suh either? We should hang out.

Better book a big venue.

 

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