Monday, November 7, 2011

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1962: U.N. condemns apartheid

November 6: 1962: U.N. condemns apartheid 

On this day in 1962, the United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calling on all its members to end economic and military relations with the country. Read more...

American Revolution
1789 : John Carroll named first Catholic bishop in U.S.

1998 : President Clinton designates "Automobile National Heritage Area" in Detroit

Civil War
1861 : Jefferson Davis elected president of the Confederacy

Cold War
1988 : Renowned Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov visits United States

1982 : A woman ices her husband with anti-freeze

1977 : Dam gives way in Georgia

General Interest
1860 : Abraham Lincoln elected president
1917 : Canadians take Passchendaele
1917 : Bolsheviks revolt in Russia

1987 : Downey stars in Less Than Zero

1558 : Playwright Thomas Kyd is baptized

1854 : John Philip Sousa is born

Old West
1528 : Cabeza de Vaca discovers Texas

1906 : Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama

1995 : Art Modell announces Browns are moving to Baltimore

Vietnam War
1963 : General Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam
1970 : South Vietnamese forces attack into Cambodia

World War I
1917 : British victory at Passchendaele

World War II
1941 : Stalin celebrates the Revolution's anniversary

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