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On this day: November 2

POSTED: 05:44 PM PDT Nov 01, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Nov 01, 2012 

Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr., all on this day.

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1783: In Rocky Hill, N.J., U.S. Gen. George Washington disbands his troops following the Revolutionary War and gives his "Farewell Address to the Army."

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