01 November 2012

Timeline November 1 to 3

November 1
1512  The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, was exhibited to the public for the first time.
1765  The British Parliament enacted the Stamp Act on the 13 colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.
1935  Gary Player, golfer, was born.
2007  Retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Paul Tibbets, who piloted the B-29 bomber Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, died at age 92.

November 2
1675  King Philip's War: A combined effort by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacked the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts.
1755  Marie-Antoinette, French Queen consort of Lois XVI was born.
1961  k.d. lang, Canadian musician, was born.
2004  President George W. Bush was elected to a second term as Republicans strengthened their grip on Congress.

November 3
1493  Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
1793  Stephen F Austin, American founder of Republic of Texas, was born.
1957  The Soviet Union launched into orbit Sputnik 2, the second man-made satellite; a dog on board named Laika was sacrificed in the experiment.

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