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On November 7, 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed.

On November 7, 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge connecting the Olympic Peninsula with Tacoma, Washington, broke up in a wind of about 42 miles (67 km) per hour.  The footage of the collapse became iconic.

November 7th is the anniversary of the death of actor Steve McQueen (born March 24, 1930, died November 7, 1980)

Mark Dice’s new nonfiction book is scheduled for release today. He has been secretive about it, but I’m assuming that it is a follow-up to his book The True Story of Fake News. Look for it at your favorite online bookseller. (Note: Given the leftist politics and the cutthroat business practices of Amazon.com, I prefer shopping through Books-A-Million.)

We are seeking entries for Round 109 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. More than $850,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. We recently polled blog readers, asking for suggested article topics. Refer to that poll if you haven’t yet chosen an article topic. Round 109 ends on November 30th, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.

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