1845 – The U.S. Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
1920 – The Dutch government refused the demands from the Allies to hand over the ex-kaiser of Germany.
1950 – The Israeli Knesset approved a resolution proclaiming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
1971 – In Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska, the lowest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was reported as minus 80 degrees.
1973 – U.S. President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.
1975 – “Barney Miller” made its debut on ABC-TV.
1977 – The TV mini-series “Roots”, began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel. (Image: snoopsnest.com)
1978 – Sweden banned aerosol sprays because of damage to environment. They were the first country to do so.
1983 – “The A-Team” debuted on TV.
1986 – The first annual induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was held in New York City.
2002 – EMI announced that it would pay Mariah Carey $28 million to end their association which was planned to last for several albums estimated at $100 million.