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On November the 11th
Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, died a the age of 73. He was the recipient of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize alongside Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin. A controversial figure who was considered as a heroic fighter by his supporters and brutal terrorist by his enemies.
After a controversial vote, The Church of England, voted to allow women to become priests.
American actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, was born in Los Angeles, California. His name is not a stage name and was actually the reason he was turned down by an agent once, as the name sounded too foreign.
The world famous children's television show, Sesame Street, was broadcast for the first time. The show is still produced today (2006) and is one of the longest running television programs of all time.
An extremely strong blizzard struck the American Midwest, it caused the death of 144 people.
The first world war officially ended as Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies aboard a rail road car outside of Compiegne in France.
Washington was admitted as the 42nd U.S. state.
American general, George Smith Patton, was born in California. He was one of the leading military figures of World War II.
Hans Christian Andersen's, The Ugly Duckling, was first published. it is arguably one of the most well known children's tales of all time.
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