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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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During World War II on this day in 1942, naval battle of Guadalcanal
began between Japanese and American forces. The battle ended on
February 9, 1943 with the U.S. winning a major victory.
 

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U.S. Marines, with full battle gear, charge ashore on Guadalcanal
Island.

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The Washington opens fire on the Kirishima, November 15, 1942
during the Battle of Guadalcanal: painting by Lt. Dwight Shepler,
USNR.

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Neil Percival Young is 73 years old today.

Young a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. After embarking on
a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed
Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others.

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Actress Daryl Hannah and Neil Young were married in August in
a top-secret ceremony near San Luis Obispo, California. They 
had been dating since 2014.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is 44 years old today.

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THE END OF WW I ON THIS DAY IN 1918

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A couple walking by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on May 1943.

  
Today is known as Veterans Day. It originated with Armistice Day observances marking the anniversary of the 1918 end of World War I, which became an
official holiday in the 1930s. In 1954, the U.S. Congress
officially turned
Armistice Day into Veterans Day.

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NEWS HISTORY MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling freighter and its crew of 29
vanished during a storm in Lake Superior on this day in 1975. It was
the largest ship to sail on the Great Lakes.

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Edmund Fitzgerald in its watery grave.

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On this day in 1969, the children’s TV series "Sesame Street" made
its debut on PBS.

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Shown above is an early cast and crew photo. (click to enlarge)

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