This week in history


Nov. 12, 1910: First movie stunt man jumps into Hudson River from a burning balloon.

Nov. 12, 1927: First underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting New York to New Jersey, opens.

Nov. 13, 1979: Ronald Reagan in New York announces his candidacy for U.S. president.

Nov. 13, 1982: Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.

Nov. 13, 1997: Ken Griffey Jr. unanimously wins American League MVP.

Nov. 14, 1997: Disney’s “Lion King” sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale.

Nov. 13, 2002: Eminem releases the single “Lose Yourself” from the soundtrack “8 Mile.” It becomes the first rap song to win Academy Award for Best original Song.

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