Daily Archives: November 4, 2020

November 4, 1929

On November 4, 1929, Explorers Richard E. Byrd and Laurence McKinley Gould and their polar expedition team began their 2 ½ month, 1,500-mile dog-sled exploration of the interior of Antarctica. They did not find a giant ice-wall surrounding the Earth, … Continue reading

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November 3, 1534

On November 3, 1534, the English parliament passed the Act of Supremacy and made Henry VIII, and all subsequent English monarchs, the Head of the Church of England, which effectively ended the Catholic Church’s power in Great Britain. One word … Continue reading

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November 2, 2000

On November 2, 2000 was the last time all humans were on the planet together. Since then at least one person has remained on the international space station at all times. And yes, being on an airplane while it’s flying … Continue reading

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November 1, 1952

On November 1, 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. No Ewoks were harmed in this test explosion. That’s because Ewoks live on the forest moon of Endor and are imaginary … Continue reading

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October 31, 1868

On October 31, 1868, US Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved the first standard uniform for postal carriers. It included pants, vest, a mandatory cap, coat and reversible cape. Preferred weapons of choice were not mentioned. It is noted that … Continue reading

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October 30, 1919

On October 30, 1919 the Baseball Presidents of the American League and the National League called for the universal abolishment of the spitball. They said it gave an unfair advantage to the pitcher and was considered yucky. They agreed to … Continue reading

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