On November 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders score two touchdowns in nine seconds to beat the New York Jets–and no one sees it, because they’re watching the movie Heidi instead.With just 65 seconds left to play, NBC switched off the game in favor of its previously scheduled programming, a...
One common belief about the Renaissance is that children, especially girls, married young.The lowlands of the Netherlands near the North Sea were densely populated at the time, despite their...Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio, debuts in Milan.Bickering over land claims between Virginia and Maryland delayed final ratification for almost four more years. On this day in 1998, the brand-new Daimler Chrysler began trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.The company had formed five days earlier, when the American Chrysler Corporation merged with the German conglomerate Daimler-Benz AG.Wealthy socialite Barbara Baekeland is stabbed to death with a kitchen knife by her 25-year-old son, Antony, in her London, England, penthouse.
When police arrived at the scene, Antony was calmly placing a telephone order for Chinese food.
In some noble houses marriages were indeed contracted at a young age, for reasons of property and family alliance, but in fact the average age of marriage was quite old--in the middle twenties.
Marriage statistics indicate that the mean marriage age for the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras was higher than many people realize.
As a result of the merger, Daimler Chrysler became the world’s fifth-largest automaker (behind...
On this day in 1863, Confederate General James Longstreet places the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, under siege. negotiators meet in Helsinki to begin the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT).
On November 17, 1958, the Kingston Trio’s “Tom Dooley” hits #1 on the Billboard pop chart.