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On November the 15th
Microsoft released the Xbox console, marking the company's entrance into the video game console market.
A DC-8 passenger plane crashed outside of Colombo, Sri Lanka resulting in the death of all 183 people on board.
Computer company Intel released the first commercial single-chip micro-processor.
Soviet submarine K-19 collided with American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.
The first Wendy's fast food restaurant opened in Dublin, Ohio.
American professional wrestler, Randy Savage, was born in Ohio. Best known by his ring name 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, along with his many times wrestling partner Hulk Hogan, is one of the most recognized faces to ever pass through professional wrestling.
The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal ended bringing victory to the Allies. It was one of the most decisive battles of the pacific front during World War II.
First assembly of the League of Nations (the predecessor of the United Nations) was held in Geneva.
German astronomer, Johannes Kepler, died at the age of 59.
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