November 2nd, 2008
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King Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother King Faisal (1964). Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers (1936). American President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1983). After being struck in the face with a puck, goalkeeper (ice hockey) Jacques Plante returns to play wearing a protective mask for the first time in professional play (1959). The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established (1936). The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates the BBC Television Service, renamed BBC1 in 1964 (1936).