Historic World Events / November (page 62)

November

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February, 2016

  • 16 February

    End of an era for the Yankees

    End of an era for the Yankees

    On November 4, 2001, two outs from their fourth championship in a row just, the New York Yankees drop to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh game of a hard-fought World Series. “You saw the light at the end of the tunnel,” Yankee reliever Mike Stanton lamented following the game, …

  • 16 February

    An arrest warrant is issued for Michael Jackson

    An arrest warrant is issued for Michael Jackson

    Rumors had swirled about Michael Jackson as the initial public allegations of sexual misconduct with a child were aired amidst a 1993 civil lawsuit that has been ultimately settled out of court. Ten years later, on November 19, 2003, an embattled Jackson prepared to face criminal charges of an identical …

  • 16 February

    Future country legend Conway Twitty earns a #1 hit as a rock-and-roll idol

    Future country legend Conway Twitty earns a #1 hit as a rock-and-roll idol

    Between 1965 and his death in 1993, the legendary Conway Twitty placed an astonishing 40 #1 hits on the country-music charts. Indeed, no performer in the annals of nation music, including Garth Brooks, ever place collectively a stretch as dominant as Twitty did throughout the peak years of his career …

  • 16 February

    Benjamin Franklin takes sides

    Benjamin Franklin takes sides

    On this day in 1776, the St. James Chronicle of London carries an item announcing “The very identical Dr. Franklyn [Benjamin Franklin], whom Lord Chatham [former leading parliamentarian and colonial supporter William Pitt] so much caressed, and used to say he was proud in calling his friend, is now at …