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November 16, 2009

This Day in History: Nov. 15:

1763: Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began surveying the Mason-Dixon line. 1777: The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1806: Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak. 1939: The cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial was laid by President Roosevelt. 1969: About 250,000 protesters against the Vietnam War, the largest war protest ever, converged peacefully on Washington, DC. 2002: Hu Jintao replaced Jiang Zemin as China's Communist Party leader. -- from Infoplease website

Famous birthdays today (besides yours): Statesman William Pitt, 1708; Painter Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887; Nov. 15: "People's Court" Judge Joseph Wapner, 1919; Actor Ed Asner, 1929; Singer Petula Clark, 1932; Actress Joanna Barnes ("Spartacus," "The Parent Trap"), 1934; Actor Yaphet Kotto ("Homicide: Life On The Street"), 1939; Actor Sam Waterston ("Law and Order"), 1940; Singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA, 1945; Actor James Widdoes ("Animal House"), 1953; Bandleader Kevin Eubanks ("The Jay Leno Show"), 1957; Rapper E-40, 1967; Country singer Jack Ingram, 1970; Drummer David Carr of Third Day, 1974; Singer Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, 1974; Drummer Jesse Sandoval of The Shins, 1974; Actor Sean Murray ("NCIS"), 1977. -- from Infoplease and Yahoo!News websites

Posted by Lynn at November 16, 2009 02:44 PM

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Thanks for the share!
Hellen

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