Once Upon a Time in America (11.17.13)

This week in American history…

Nov 17

  • 1777 – The Articles of Confederation are submitted to the states for ratification.
  • 1800 – Congress holds its first session in Washington DC
  • 1993 – House of Representatives passes a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Nov 18

  • 2003 – Massachusetts Supreme Court rules 4-3 that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Nov 19

  • 1863 – President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery there.
  • 1998 – The House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.

Nov 20

  • 1789 – New Jersey is the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
  • 1974 – The Dept of Justice files an anti-trust suit against AT&T leading to the breakup of the Bell System.
  • 1985 – Microsoft 1.0 is released.

Nov 21

  • 1789 – North Carolina is admitted as the 12th state.

Nov 22

  • 1858 – Denver Colorado is founded.
  • 1963 – JFK is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
  • 1995 – Toy Story is released as the 1st film created entirely of computer-generated imagery.

Nov 23

  • 1889 – The 1st jukebox begins operating in San Francisco.
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