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* On November 2, 1862, Mary Todd Lincoln wrote to her husband about the public sentiment against General George B. McClellan’s cautious command, saying people “would almost worship you if you would put a fighting general in the place of McClellan.” The president followed her advice.

* On November 3, 1960, Congress passes an act creating the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Morris County, New Jersey, residents and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wanted to turn the swamp into a regional airport.

* On November 4, 1985, Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko announced his return to the Soviet Union, claiming he’d been kidnapped by the CIA. Yurchenko was awarded the Order of the Red Star by the Soviet government for the successful “infiltration operation.”

* On November 5, 2003, Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames, one of just 20 players in NHL history to score 600 goals, became the first Black player in the NHL to become captain. The previous year, Iginla was the first Black man to win gold in the winter Olympics when Canada beat the U.S. at hockey in Salt Lake City.

* On November 6, 1995, Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell announces officially that he is moving the team to Baltimore. Months later, the NFL allowed Modell to move the team, but he had to give up rights to the Browns name.

• On Nov. 8, 1974, Salt Lake City resident Carol DaRonch narrowly escapes being abducted by serial killer Ted Bundy. When Bundy was finally captured in 1978 in Florida, he confessed to the murders of 28 women, and was executed in 1989.

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