Friday, November 27, 2009

November 28th

1811: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, was premiered at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. Despite rave reviews and lucrative receipts, Beethoven stll refuses to purchase any hair products.

1895: Frank Duryea wins the first American automobile race, taking 10 hours to get from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois... which is half the time it currently takes to get from Chicago to Evanston during rush hour.

1989: The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power... and move to the United States to take over the Bowl Championship Series selection process.


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