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by Allen J. Sheinman | November 3, 2014

Nov. 1, 1922: The Ottoman Empire is officially abolished, leading to rise of the Hassocks.

Nov. 3, 1948: The front page of the Chicago Tribune famously declares "Dewey Defeats Truman," which replaced original headline, "Nobody Wants a Higher Salary."

Nov. 6, 1861: Birthday of James Naismith, a Canadian credited with inventing the game of basketball. Appropriately, soon after birth, he begins to dribble.

Nov. 7, 1944: Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to unprecedented fourth term, defeating Thomas E. Dewey. The Chicago Tribune promptly congratulates Dewey.

Nov. 8, 1847: Author Bram Stoker is born in Dublin, Ireland. He will go on to write the famous horror tale, Dracula, possibly as revenge for being named Bram.

Nov. 13, 1927: The first underwater tunnel in the U.S., New York City's Holland Tunnel, opens to traffic, quickly leading to the first underwater traffic jam in the U.S.

Nov. 20, 1789: New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights, leading residents to assume they don't have to use a blinker to change lanes.

Nov. 23, 1888: Comedian Harpo Marx is born; obstetrician marvels, "This is the first time I delivered a baby that didn't howl!"

Nov. 27, 1934: The FBI kills gangster Baby Face Nelson in a shootout; one agent is heard to say, "Aww, look at those chubby little cheeks!"

Nov. 28, 1997: The final episode of Beavis and Butt-head appears on MTV. "This loss to our national culture is devastating," says Fab Morvan of the pop group Milli Vanilli.