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November’s Great Moments in Entrepreneurial History

Nov. 1, 1910: The NAACP publishes the first issue of its magazine The Crisis under the editorship of W.E.B. Du Bois
Nov. 1, 1969: The Beatles’ Abbey Road album hits No. 1 in the U.S.
Nov. 2, 1947: Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose” makes its only flight
Nov. 3, 1952: Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
Nov. 3, 1914: The bra is patented
Nov. 4, 1879: James Ritty patents the cash register, designed to thwart thefts by bartenders at his Dayton, Ohio saloon
Nov. 5, 1935: Parker Brothers launches Monopoly game
Nov. 6, 1926: Zig Ziglar is born
Nov. 7, 1805: Lewis and Clark first spot the Pacific Ocean
Nov. 8, 1895: Scientist Wilhelm Roentgen discovers the X-ray
Nov. 8, 1910: William H. Frost of Spokane, Washington, patents the insect exterminator
Nov. 9, 1930: First nonstop flight from New York to the Panama Canal Zone begins
Nov. 10, 1969: Sesame Street premieres on PBS
Nov. 11, 1963: Beatles manager Brian Epstein reaches an agreement with Ed Sullivan for the group to appear on three shows
Nov. 12, 1859: Jules Leotard, founder of the garment bearing his name, opens first flying trapeze circus act
Nov. 13, 1927: Holland Tunnel, first underwater auto tunnel, opens connecting New York and New Jersey
Nov. 14, 1832: First streetcar (horse-drawn) debuts in New York
Nov. 14, 1972: Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1,000 for first time, ending the day at 1003.16
Nov. 15, 1969: Wendy’s Hamburgers opens
Nov. 16, 1875: William Bonwill patents mallet to pound gold into dental cavities
Nov. 17, 1891: Patent issued for combined telegraph and telephone
Nov. 18, 1928: Mickey Mouse becomes a star with premiere of Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie
Nov. 18, 1963: Bell Telephone introduces push-button phone
Nov. 19, 1916: Samuel Goldfish and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (Goldfish later changes his name to Goldwyn)
Nov. 19, 1959: Ford stops making the Edsel
Nov. 20, 1866: Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle
Nov. 20, 1984: McDonald's makes 50 billionth hamburger
Nov. 21, 1871: Emilio Onra becomes first human cannon ball
Nov. 22, 1935: China Clipper flying boat begins first commercial trans-Pacific flight carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail
Nov. 23, 1835: Patent issued for horseshoe manufacturing machine
Nov. 24, 1874: Modern barbed wire patented
Nov. 25, 1835: Andrew Carnegie, industrialist/philanthropist, born
Nov. 26, 1867: J.B. Sutherland patents refrigerated railroad car
Nov. 27, 1910: New York’s Penn Station opens as world’s largest railway terminal
Nov. 29, 1944: Johns Hopkins Hospital team performs first successful open-heart surgery on an infant
Nov. 30, 1858: John Mason patents first screw-neck glass container called the Mason jar

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