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Weekend of November 8- On This Day

On This Day in history:

Saturday, November 9:

1911- George Claude of France applies for a patent on neon advertising signs.

1953- The US Supreme Court upholds a ruling that Major League Baseball does not come within the scope of federal anti-trust laws.

1962- Motown Records releases, "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" by the Miracles.

1973- Billy Joel releases his album, "Piano Man."

1984- "Three Servicemen," a bronze statue by Frederick Hart, is unveiled at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

1989- Communist East Germany opened its boarders to allow it's citizens to travel freely to West Germany.


Sunday, November 10

1801- The state of Tennessee outlaws the practice of dueling.

1969- "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.

1969- "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry receives a gold record.  The song was released 20 years earlier.

1977- The Major Indoor Soccer League is officially organized in New York City.

1993- The musical revival of, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens.

1999- Ted Danson receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 
 
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