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On This Day…

On This Day…

First Smartphone November 23, 1992 IBM debuts the “Angler” at the COMDEX trade show. It combined a mobile phone and PDA allowing the user to make and receive telephone calls, facsimiles, emails, and pages. It also included a calendar, address book, notepad, maps, stocks, and news. It became publicly available two years later as the…

On This Day…

On This Day…

Kennedy Assassination November 22, 1963 U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Texas Governor John Connally, and a bystander were also wounded in the attack.

On This Day…

On This Day…

Who Shot J.R.? November 21, 1980 78 million people watch Dallas to find out Kristin shot J.R., making this the highest-rated TV episode to date. Kristin was J.R.’s scheming sister-in-law and mistress who shot him in a fit of anger. J.R. did not press charges, as Kristin claimed she was pregnant with his child.

This Weekend In History…

This Weekend In History…

Jonestown MassacreNovember 18, 1978More than 900 followers, including 304 minors, of Rev. Jim Jones commit suicide by drinking a cyanide-laced grape drink. Just hours before, Jones had ordered the killing of U.S. Representative Leo Ryan of California, three journalists, and a temple defector. Ryan was there to investigate reports of abuse within the cult. Third…

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