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1995: A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs. The shutdown would last through Nov. 19 before ending, with another shutdown taking place Dec. 16, 1995, to Jan. 6, 1996, for a total of 28 days.
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1993: Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula becomes the winningest coach in NFL history with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles, giving him 325 for his career, one more than legendary coach George Halas. Shula would raise his career win total to 347 before retiring following the 1995 season, setting a record that remains to this day.
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1991: Michael Jackson's music video "Black or White" premieres on MTV, BET, VH-1 and Fox. Along with Jackson, it featured Macaulay Culkin, Tess Harper and George Wendt. The video, which was directed by John Landis, who previously directed "Thriller," was shown simultaneously in 27 countries with an audience of 500 million, the most to ever watch a music video. The last four minutes of the video, which featured Jackson performing sexually suggestive dance moves, smashing windows, destroying a car and making an inn explode, generated some controversy and led to an apology from the singer and an altered version in which Jackson is destroying racial graffiti messages on windows.
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1973: Britain's Princess Anne (seen here in 1974) marries a commoner, Mark Phillips, then a lieutenant in the 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards, in London's Westminster Abbey. An estimated 500 million television viewers from around the world watched them marry. They would divorce in 1992, with Princess Anne re-marrying that same year.
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1972: Actor Josh Duhamel, best known for his roles in the "Transformers" film series and movies like "When in Rome," "Life as We Know It," "New Year's Eve" and "Safe Haven," is born in Minot, North Dakota. Duhamel also starred in on the soap opera "All My Children" and the TV series "Las Vegas."
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1970: Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing all 75 people on the plane, including members of the Marshall University football team, who were returning home after a 17–14 loss to the East Carolina Pirates in Greenville, North Carolina. Among those killed in the crash were 37 football players, eight coaches, including head coach Rick Tolley, and 25 school boosters. The crash almost led to the discontinuation of the university's football program, but a group of players who were on the junior varsity football team during the 1970 season, as well as students and athletes from other sports, were recruited to form a 1971 football team.