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Old 11-04-2010, 08:57 AM   #829
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November 4

1677. The future Mary II of England marries William of Orange, future King William III. In 1693 they will charter a college, the second in the American colonies, in their name, located at Williamsburg, Virginia. It will go on to educate Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Chief Justice Marshall, Henry Clay and 16 signers of the Declaration of Independence.

1921. Hitler forms the SA, more commonly known as the brownshirts, a paramilitary organization that will be essential to his rise to power only to be brutally suppressed once that rise is complete and their fanaticism is a thorn in his side.

1922. British archeologist Howard Carter finds the entrace to the tomb of King Tut. He died of cancer in 1939, at age 64, seemingly unaffected by any curses.

1952. The National Security Agency (NSA) is established.

1956. Soviet troops enter Hungrary and suppress the revolution against Communist rule that had started some weeks earlier.

1970. Genie, a 13 year old girl, a feral child, is discovered. She had spent most of her life strapped to a potty chair locked in her room, and as such one of the worst cases of social isolationism known to history, is discovered by authorities in Los Angeles when her mother left her father and brought her to a welfare office seeking benefits. Indications were that her father beat her with a stick if she vocalized, and only barked or growled at her. By age 13, she had a rudimentary vocabulary of 20 words. Though she could walk, she had an unusual "bunny walk" in which she held up her hands in front of her, like paws, and she constantly sniffed, spat and clawed. She later moved out of the hospital to which she was committed, and after one failed foster home experiment, moved in with a therapist, his wife and children, where she lived for four years. While she had made some progress, lack of keeping good data led to a cutoff of funds from the National Institute of Mental Health. By the end of the four years, she had learned to smile and say very simple sentneces such as "applesauce buy store". Work with her led to theories that there was a critical time to learn language past which it became exceedingly difficult. In new foster homes she regressed, becoming silent and acting out. She currently lives in a sheltered and undisclosed accomodation.

1979. The Iranian hostage crisis begins when a group of Iranians, mostly students, storm the US embassy in Teheran.
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