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.