Today in History November 12

1954 Ellis Island Closes

1864 Beginning of the destruction of Atlanta in the Civil War

1775 Abigail Adams leads rhetorical charge against Britain.

1980 Voyager I flies near Saturn

1889 DeWitt Wallace founder of my favorite magazines -“Reader’s Digest” was born

2003 Toby Keith had his third straight #1 Country album Shock’n Y’all!  Love it!

1892 was the first time a football player was paid to play.  Thereby becoming the first professional football player.  His name was William “Pudge” Heffefinger and he played for the Pittsburg Alleghemy Athletic Association.  He earned $500.oo

 

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