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1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee and half a pie for 12 cents.

1867 – US Congress commission looks into “impeachment” of President Andrew Johnson.

1905 – Telimco makes the 1st ever advertisement for a radio set, by advertising a $7.50 set in the “Scientific American” which claimed to receive signals for up to one mile.

1920 – 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)

1930 – Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP.

1940 – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock”

1949 – “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” appears on music charts.

1953 – “Guys & Dolls” closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 1,200 performances.

1957 – US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech.

1960 – “Amos ‘n’ Andy” made its last broadcast on CBS radio.

1963 – JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

1971 – 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)

1973 – US cuts maximum speed limit to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure.

1979 – Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that lasts 22 years and becomes one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history.

1986 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal.

1997 – US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia.

2013 – Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 BillBoard Album of the Year.

2014 – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting.

2020 – The New York Times names its “25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century (so far), with Denzel Washington at No. 1.

2020 – US President Donald Trump pardons former security advisor Michael Flynn, guilty of lying to the FBI.

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