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This Happened—December 3: Bhopal, Industrial Horror In India

Considered the world’s worst industrial incident in modern times, the Bhopal gas tragedy was a chemical accident at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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This Happened—December 2: The Princess Of Pop Is Born In The Deep South

On this day, proud parents in a small town in Mississippi would welcome a baby girl destined to become the Princess of Pop.

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This Happened—December 1: Rosa Parks, The Power Of Defiance

Rosa Parks was an African-American woman who became known as the “mother of the Civil Rights movement,” beginning with a single act of defiance on a city bus on this day 67 years ago.

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This Happened—November 30: The Battle For Seattle

The sometimes violent protests against the 1999 World Trade Organization summit in Seattle is considered the birth of the No Global movement, which sought to bring attention to the harmful effects of globalization, especially on the most vulnerable.

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This Happened—November 29: Architect Of The Vietnam War Bids Farewell

As a key proponent of expanding the Vietnam War, Robert McNamara became the target of much the ire of the U.S. anti-war movement. He finally resigned after being the longest serving Secretary of Defense.

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This Happened—November 28: What Boko Haram Has Wrought

The heartwrenching photograph of innocent farmers' bodies wrapped after being slaughtered during the Koshebe Massacre by Boko Haram would be an image burned into peoples minds.

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This Happened—November 27: Helen Clark Shatters A Glass Ceiling

Helen Clark became the first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1999.

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This Happened—November 26: Terror Strikes Mumbai

The city of Mumbai would suffer a coordinated terrorist attack carried out by Pakistani Islamist extremists on multiple targets, killing 166 people.

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This Happened—November 25: Death Of A Communist Icon

After winning a revolution, and ruling for almost half a century, Fidel Castro dies at the age of 90.

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This Happened—November 24: The Fate Of JFK's Assassin

Two days after being arrested for assassinating John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald is shot dead at point blank range.

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This Happened—November 23: People's Republic Comes To The UN

Following a long series of voting, and two decades after its founding, the People's Republic of China finally gains recognition and joins the United Nations.

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This Happened—November 22: JFK Assassination, Frozen In Time

An entire generation of Americans would ask: "Where were you when JFK was killed?" It was November 22, 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as his motorcade rolled through Dallas, Texas.

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