This week in history

Alicia Keys releases her 3rd studio album “As I Am” on Nov. 9, 2007. — AP PHOTO.

Nov. 9, 2007: Alicia Keys releases her 3rd studio album “As I Am” (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2008, 2008 Billboard Album of the Year).

Nov. 9, 2008: Tennis star Venus Williams wins her first career year-ending title; beats Vera Zvonareva 6–7, 6–0, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Doha, Qatar.

Nov. 10, 1919: First observance of National Book Week.

Nov. 10, 1969: “Sesame Street” premieres on PBS TV.

Nov. 10, 2014: “Uptown” single released by Bruno Mars (Billboard Song of the Year 2015, Grammy Record Of The Year, Grammy Song of the Year 2016).

Nov. 11, 1997: WNBA announces franchises in Detroit (Shock) and Washington D.C. (Mystics) would join the League as expansion teams for the 1998 season.

Nov. 12, 2018: Former US First lady Michelle Obama publishes her memoir “Becoming.”

Nov. 12, 2019: Disney launches its streaming service Disney+.

Nov. 13, 2017: First Barbie doll to wear a hijab, modeled on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad unveiled in New York.

Nov. 13, 2018: Amazon announces two new corporate outposts in the Queens borough of New York and Arlington, Virginia.

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