Untitled Document1988South Africa signs accord granting independence to South-West Africa
1977After only ten months as a professional jockey, sixteen-year-old Steve Cauthen won his 355th race and set a new earnings record.
1967Then Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau tells the Commons that "There is no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation."
1964Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
1963Reginald Binette kills four parishioners of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Ottawa in robbery attempt
1963Official 30-day mourning period for President John F Kennedy ends
1910US postal savings stamps first issued
1900A new 35-horsepower car built by Daimler from a design by Emil Jellinek was completed. The car was named for Jellinek's daughter, Mercedes.
1894French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)
1849Writer (Crime and Punishmen)Fyodor Dostoevsky is led before a firing squad and prepared for execution. He had been convicted and sentenced to death on November 16 for allegedly taking part in reprieved and sent into exile.
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