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Frozen in Time

Courtesy photo The speedy Transrapid transit system whisks Shanghai commuters on their way at a record setting 311 mph.

Frozen in Time

A look back at the week that was…

By P.M. Fadden
Associate Editor

Monday, November 6th – Australia’s voters reject a referendum to make the country a republic with a president appointed by Parliament, 1999.

Tuesday, November 7th – A bomb explodes in the U.S. Capitol’s Senate Chambers area, causing $250,000 damages. A group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit claim the bomb is retaliation for U.S. military involvement in Grenada and Lebanon, 1983.

Wednesday, November 8th – Alaskan Proud: the Alaska Constitutional Convention convened at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, 1955.

Thursday, November 9th – Bones discovered in East Africa, in 1972, by Louis and Mary Leakey push human origins back 1 million years.

Friday, November 10th – German citizens begin tearing down the Berlin Wall, 1989.

Saturday, November 11th – Albert Stevens and Orvil Anderson set a new altitude record over South Dakota when, in 1935, they float to 72,395 feet in a balloon.


Sunday, November 12th – Commercial railway system, Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record with a rate of 501 kph (311 mph) in 2003.

Courtesy photo The speedy Transrapid transit system whisks Shanghai commuters on their way at a record setting 311 mph.

Courtesy photo
The speedy Transrapid transit system whisks Shanghai commuters on their way at a record setting 311 mph.


These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.