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NOVEMBER 8

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1978 Norman Rockwell (New York City-born Artist) Norman Rockwell American Artists
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1793 The Louvre Museum Opens Paris The Louvre History Channel
1898 The Kensington Rune Stone, Purportedly Relating the Presence of Vikings in Minnesota in 1362, Is Discovered Near Alexandria Alexandria, Minnesota Explorers of North America Archeology Runestone Museum Minnesota Historical Society
1926 The Mendota Bridge Is Dedicated as the World's Longest Concrete Bridge with 13 Equal Arches Spanning the Minnesota River Minnesota Bridges Minnesota Historical Society
1997 Engineers Divert Yangtze River for Construction of Three Rivers Dam China Rivers New York Times

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