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Sadat seeks Israeli invitation, Begin agrees 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 14 1977)


Video: 'Television & the Presidency Part 13' (Nov. 14, 1977, at 3:27)

(Monday, November 14, 1977, CBS Evening News aired at 7:00 p.m. EST in New York; during the Arab–Israeli conflict) — President Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt said today that he was prepared to address the Israeli Parliament within the next week once he had received a formal invitation from Prime Minister Menahem Begin of Israel. Continue reading Sadat seeks Israeli invitation, Begin agrees 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 14 1977)

UN declares free elections should be held in Korea 70 years ago today #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 14 1947)


Video: 'Korean War - PART 2, Prelude to war (1946-1947) 6.25' (Nov. 14, 1947, at 6:26)

(Friday, November 14, 1947) — The United Nations passed a resolution at Flushing Meadow today declaring that free elections should be held, foreign troops should be withdrawn and a UN commission for Korea, the United Nations Temporary Commission on Korea (UNTCOK), should be created. Continue reading UN declares free elections should be held in Korea 70 years ago today #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 14 1947)

‘The Lion King’ musical officially opens on Broadway 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 13 1997)


Video: 'The Lion King OBC 1997 New York' (20 videos)

(Thursday, November 13, 1997, 6:30 p.m. EST)The Lion King, a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, officially opened tonight on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theater. Continue reading ‘The Lion King’ musical officially opens on Broadway 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 13 1997)

Thousands pour into Holland Tunnel after gala opening 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1927)


Video: 'Holland Tunnel Construction'

(Saturday, November 12, 1927, 4:55 p.m. EST) — The Holland Tunnel, a highway tunnel under the Hudson River between Canal Street in Manhattan in New York City and Jersey City in New Jersey, opened today to the public after President Calvin Coolidge, aboard his yacht, the Mayflower, at anchor in the Potomac River, pressed a button that rang a large brass bell at the entrance. Continue reading Thousands pour into Holland Tunnel after gala opening 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1927)

‘It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me’ by Barry White peaks at #4 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1977)

(Saturday, November 12, 1977)“It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me” by Barry White peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me’ by Barry White peaks at #4 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1977)