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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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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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Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany on this day in 1989.


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On this day in 1965, the great Northeast blackout occurred as
several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power
failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.

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