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Michael Jackson releases Thriller of a video
The music. The moves. The whole blessed album. All are classic. The late King of Pop’s “Thriller” video made its debut on MTV on December 2, 1983. Here’s the fun story behind it.
The Week in History from November 23
What happened to the Mirabal sisters? Why did the inventor of dynamite create the Nobel Prize? Who named the Pacific Ocean? All these and other events happened this week in history.
Scientists Trap Antimatter for the First Time
On November 17, 2010, for a few nanoseconds, scientists at CERN controlled antimatter. Why does this matter? Prepare for a quantum of physics.
11 Events that Happened on November 11
It’s such an interesting date: 11/11. It works no matter which way you write it, month first or day first! So, to commemorate it, here are 11 events from history that happened on this date.
The Berlin Wall is Opened after 28 Years
Thanks to a mistake, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. Not literally, but the gates between east and west were thrown open after almost three decades. Read about this historic day.
Amusing November Days
We are well into nippy November and have already observed All Saints’, All Souls’, Sadie Hawkins’ and Guy Fawkes’ days. Besides Thanksgiving, what else is notable this month?
Laika - The First Dog in Space
On November 3, 1957, Sputnik 2 was launched into orbit around the Earth. It was the second artificial satellite ever to be sent up into space. On board was a dog named Laika. Do you know her story?
All Souls Day - November 2
The scary movie is over, the candy is finished, and the costumes can be stowed away. So what comes after Halloween?
A Tolkien Book and a Birthday Coincidence
The final volume of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, was published on this date in history. But there’s more: an actor from the film versions also celebrates his birthday on October 20.
The Week in History from October 12
An explorer of the New World, a mapper of Earth’s sister planet, and an upside-down Matisse. These are just a few of the highlights of the week in history. Find out what else happened …
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