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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.

16 Things We Love about Shakespeare
The greatest playwright in history shuffled off this mortal coil on his 52nd birthday: April 23, 1616. Exactly 400 years on, this eventful day still arouses excitement in all corners of the world. What merit lived in Shakespeare that we should love after his death?

1984 - The Apple Macintosh Ad
Apple’s original Macintosh debuted this week in 1984 – but let’s talk about its ad! Broadcast nationally on January 22, it became a legend in its own right, though not without controversy.

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.

Agatha Christie - Most Successful Novelist Ever
September 15, 1890: Agatha Christie is born. Her mystery novels are said to be outsold only by the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. In 2015, fans around the world are celebrating her 125th birthday anniversary.

Alexander Graham Bell - Grandfather of the iPhone
On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell said to his assistant: “Mr. Watson – Come here – I want to see you.” These were the first words ever spoken into a telephone, and Watson heard him, clear as a ... well, bell.

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?

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?

August 31 in History
What happened in the past on August 31? Too many things to list, but among them a queen was born and a princess died …

Einstein Publishes General Theory of Relativity
On March 20, 1916, Einstein said Newton was wrong: there is no such thing as gravity. Then why do apples fall to the ground? And what does the sound of black holes colliding in a galaxy far away have to do with it?

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