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This Day in History for November 14 – Booker T. Washington Dies and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1882 – Billy the Kid is killed in a shootout in Tombstone, Arizona (More info)

1889 – Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly — aka Elizabeth Cochrane — begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days, completing the trip in 72 day (More info)

1915 – Booker T. Washington, one of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery, dies at the age of 59 (More info)

1970 – A chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team crashes into a hillside, killing 37 players, the team’s coach, its doctors, the university athletic director, and 25 team boosters (More info)

2002 – Nancy Pelosi of California becomes the first woman to lead a party in Congress (More info)

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