This Week in History: November 8th-14th

Welcome to this week’s edition of the staff blog’s ‘This Week in History!’ You will find historical facts, happenings, and associated books; #1 box office movies; and #1 NY Times best sellers from years gone by. This will be a weekly feature, so make sure to check out each week’s posting! NOTE: Click on any of the below book/movie titles to be taken to them in our online Café catalog!

 

NY Times Fiction Bestsellers

 

#1 Box Office Movies

 

This Week in History

  • November 8th
    • 1910- Milwaukee’s first socialist mayor, Emil Seidel, is elected mayor. (Wisconsin)
    • 1923- Adolf Hitler attempts to start an insurrection in Germany against the Weimar Republic but fails during the Beer Hall Putsch. (World)
    • 1978- American illustrator/painter Norman Rockwell dies. (United States)
  • November 9th
    • 1895- The Pabst Theater is completed in Milwaukee. (Wisconsin)
    • 1938- The Nazis launch Kristallnacht, aka ‘The Night of Broken Glass,’ a campaign of terror and destruction against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria. (World)
    • 1967- NASA launches Apollo 4 into orbit with the first successful test of a Saturn V rocket. (United States)
  • November 10th
    • 1775- The United States Marine Corp is formed when the Continental Congress orders that two battalions of marines be raised for service during the American Revolution. (United States)
    • 1834- The first public sale of land in the Wisconsin Territory is held at the Mineral Point land office. (Wisconsin)
    • 1969- Sesame Street debuts on PBS. (United States)
  • November 11th
    • 1918- World War I ends as the Allied Powers and Germany sign an armistice document declaring the war to be over. (World)
    • 1964- The Rolling Stones perform in Wisconsin for the first time during a show at the Milwaukee Auditorium. (Wisconsin)
    • 2004- Yasser Arafat, who was president of the Palestinian Authority from 1996-2004 and chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization from 1969-2004, dies in Paris. (World)
  • November 12th
    • 1836- Territorial Governor Henry Dodge signs the first law passed by the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature. (Wisconsin)
    • 1954- The immigration reception center at Ellis Island, New York, is closed to incoming immigrants. (United States)
    • 1990- Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, publishes a formal proposal for the creation of the World Wide Web. (World)
  • November 13th
    • 1835- Texas officially declares independence from Mexico and calls itself the Lone Star Republic until its admission into the United States’ union in 1845. (United States)
    • 1982- Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. (United States)
    • 2015- Terrorists stage coordinated attacks in Paris and its nearby areas, including the Bataclan Theatre and Concert Hall, killing at least 130 people and wounding more than 350. (World)
  • November 14th
    • 1861- Historian Frederick Jackson Turner, responsible for the ‘Frontier Theory’ of American history, is born in Portage, WI. (Wisconsin/United States)
    • 1915- Booker T. Washington, one of the most prominent African-American educators, reformers, and intellectuals in U.S. history, dies at age 59. (United States)
    • 1922- The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House. (World)

Recommended Reading Related to Movies/Historical Happenings:

This Week in History: November 1st-7th

Welcome to the first edition of the staff blog’s ‘This Week in History!’ You will find historical facts, happenings, and associated books; #1 box office movies; and #1 NY Times best sellers from years gone by. This will be a weekly feature, so make sure to check out each week’s posting!

 

NY Times Fiction Bestsellers

#1 Box Office Movies

This Week in History

  • November 1st
    • 1512- The Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to the public. (World)
    • 1927- Ford Model A begins production. (United States)
    • 1952- The U.S. detonates the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb. (World/United States)
  • November 2nd
    • 1911- First vocational school opens in Wisconsin in Racine. (Wisconsin)
    • 1930- Haile Selassie is crowned Emperor in Ethiopia. (World)
    • 1957- The Soviet Union launches a dog into orbit as the first animal in space onboard Sputnik 2. (World)
  • November 3rd
    • 1964- Washington, D.C. residents gain the right to vote in federal elections. (United States)
    • 1998- Tommy Thompson wins fourth term for governorship of Wisconsin. (Wisconsin)
    • 2014- One World Trade Center officially opens in New York City on the site of the Twin Towers. (United States)
  • November 4th
    • 1922- Entrance to King Tut’s tomb discovered. (World)
    • 1958- Governor Gaylord Nelson elected to be governor of Wisconsin. (Wisconsin)
    • 1979- Iranian Hostage Crisis begins in Tehran when Iranian students storm the U.S. embassy and take U.S. citizens hostage. (United States/World)
  • November 5th
    • 1862- The 10th Wisconsin Light Artillery fought in an engagement at Nashville, Tennessee during the Civil War. (Wisconsin/United States)
    • 1941- The order to bomb Pearl Harbor in one month is given by Hideki Tojo in Tokyo, Japan. (World)
    • 2006- Saddam Hussein sentenced to death in Iraq. (World)
  • November 6th
    • 1837- Burlington, Iowa selected as temporary capital of the Wisconsin Territory. (Wisconsin)
    • 1962- The U.N. condemns apartheid in South Africa. (World)
    • 1985- American newspapers reveal Iran Contra Affair. (United States)
  • November 7th
    • 1942- Carl Frederick Zeidler, former mayor of Milwaukee who resigned the post to enlist in the armed forces during WWII, is killed when his ship was torpedoed near Cape Town, South Africa by German forces.
    • 1944- FDR wins unprecedented fourth term. (United States)
    • 2009- The Affordable Care Act passes the U.S. House of Representatives. (United States)

Recommended Reading Related to Movies/Historical Happenings:

(Click on any of the above book/movie titles to be taken to them in our online Café catalog!)

Welcome to the All New Butler Public Library Staff Blog!

Starting today, November 4th, the Butler Public Library staff will be starting a brand new staff blog! What does that encompass, you ask? We will be making different posts/articles/lists of all sorts, and the many topics we will cover include:

  • Staff Profiles
  • Books of the Week/Month
  • What Our Staff is Reading
  • ‘This Week in History’ and related library materials
  • Poem of the Week
  • Seasonal Reading Lists
  • Hometown History/Business Spotlight
  • Timely Topics/Current Events Book & Movie Lists
  • End-Of-Year Most Popular Books
  • Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

We will publish posts on a weekly basis, and each week will be different–some weeks we will have two or three posts, while others we might have more or less. There will always be at least one weekly post (‘This Week in History’), and it will contain numerous book and movie recommendations. So, if you’re looking for reading or watching recommendations, local information/history, profiles of the staff who keep the building up and running, or articles to read to help pass the time, check out the blog for all this and more!

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