Nov. 16, 1907: Oklahoma became 46th state to join the Union.

Nov. 17, 1941: Japan began peace talks with U.S. less than one month before attacking Pearl Harbor.

Nov. 18, 1883: U.S. railroads began use of time zones, which were set by federal law in 1918.

Nov. 19, 1800: Congress met for first time in newly-opened Capitol building.

Nov. 19, 1863: President Abraham Lincoln delivered Gettysburg Address.

Nov. 21, 1789: North Carolina became the 12th state to join the Union.

Nov. 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas.

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