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Retro History: November 16 – November 22

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World News & the American Experience: 1935 – The China Clipper (flying boat) takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on its first trans-Pacific airmail flight. 1962 – President John F. Kennedy dedicates Washington Dulles International Airport (November 17th). 1963 – President John F. Kennedy is assassinated on November 22 in Dallas, Texas.

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Retro History: October 26 – November 1

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World News & the American Experience: 1929 – Black Monday and Black Tuesday…  The crash of the stock market is one of the factors contributing to the Great Depression. 1962 – The Cuban missile crisis ends.  President Kennedy announces the USSR is dismantling missile bases. 1966 – The National Organization For Women (NOW) is founded.

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Retro History: October 19 – October 25

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World News & the American Experience: 1940 – The 40-hour workweek goes into effect due to the Fair Labor Standards of 1938. 1944 – The Navy begins accepting Black women into the WAVES – “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service”. 1945 – The United Nations charter takes effect, establishing the United Nations. 1962 – President

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