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November 2013

1 Movember Starts Today: A Look Back At The Moustache

5 100 Years Since The Birth Of Actress Vivian Leigh

7 Joni Mitchell Turns 70: A Look Back In Profile

11 Armistice Day

14 GBR: Prince Charles Turns 65: In Profile

19 150 Years Since Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

22 GBR: 50 Years Since The First Episode Of Dr Who Broadcast

23 50 Years Since The Assassination Of US President John F. Kennedy

26 65 Years Since Polaroid Cameras Went On Sale

28 Thanksgiving

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  • 3072394. circa 1950: Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) shows off his famous moustache. (Photo by Weegee(Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images)
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  • 140797965. Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), British actress, wearing a dark dress, with a plunging neckline, in a dramatically-lit studio portrait, circa 1940. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
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  • 3207322. 20th November 1968: Portrait of American musician Joni Mitchell seated on the floor with her acoustic guitar in her lap. This image was from a shoot for the fashion magazine Vogue. Mitchell wears a white cotton dress. (Photo by Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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  • 78988701. PF War and Conflict. Cemetries. pic: circa 1950. A cemetry near Ypres, Belgium the scene of bitter fighting during World War One, 1914-1918.
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  • 72574478. MERTHYR TYDFIL - NOVEMBER 15: (NO PUBLICATION IN UK MEDIA FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales gestures as he visits the Engine House community project on November 15, 2006 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. (Photo by Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection/Getty Images)
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  • 99166893. An engraving of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on 19 November 1863. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
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  • 50545570. New Yorkers reading of assassination of John F. Kennedy. (Photo by Ralph Morse//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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  • 2633575. Dr Who (Tom Baker) meets one of the monsters from his new series. (Photo by Frank Barratt/Getty Images)
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  • 2374543. American actor and model Christie Brinkley takes pictures with a Polaroid camera as her boyfriend, American singer and songwriter Billy Joel looks on, May 4, 1983. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
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  • 3229907. circa 1945: An elderly woman in a dress and apron holds a large roasted turkey in a kitchen and smiles. (Photo by American Stock/Getty Images)
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