Wednesday, November 16, 2016

History for November 16

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History for November 16 -
Burgess Meredith 1908, Clu Gulager 1928, Steve Railsback 1948

Marg Helgenberger 1958 - Actress ("C.S.I."), Martha Plimpton 1970 - Actress ("Raising Hope"), Maggie Gyllenhaal 1977 - Actress

1915 - Coca-Cola had its prototype for a countoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the next year.

1952 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy first held a football for Charlie Brown.

1973 - Skylab 3 carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on an 84-day mission.

1973 - U.S. President Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law.

1981 - A vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been developed at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research.

1998 - It was announced that Monica Lewinsky had signed a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with U.S. President Clinton.

2000 - Bill Clinton became the first serving U.S. president to visit Communist Vietnam.

2004 - A NASA unmanned "scramjet" (X-43A) reached a speed of nearly 10 times the speed of sound above the Pacific Ocean.

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