Friday, November 4, 2011

4th of November

It is the 308th day of the year, with only 57 days remaining until the new year.

1864 - Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material at the Battle of Johnsonville.

1921 - the Sturmabteilung or the SA a paramilitary group is formed by Adolf Hitler.

1922 - In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

1942 - Disobeying a direct order from Adolf Hitler, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, leads his forces on a five-month retreat.

1952 - The United States government establishes the National Security Agency.

1960 - At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall, observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first ever observation in non-human animals.

1970 - The United States turns control o the Binh Thu Ar Base in the Mekong Delta, over to South Vietnam.

1994 - First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.

2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.

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