This Week in History

November 7, 1991

Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson stuns the world by announcing his sudden retirement from the L.A. Lakers after testing positive for HIV.

November 9, 1938

In an event that would foreshadow the Holocaust, German Nazis launch a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria.

November 10, 1969

Sesame Street, a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut.


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