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This Day in History for November 25

1792 – Benjamin Banneker first published his Farmer’s Almanac.

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

1874 – The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1905 – Telimco makes the 1st ever advertisement for a radio set, by advertising a $7.50 set in the “Scientific American” which claimed to receives signals from 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”

1947 – The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathizers.

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

1951 – 3rd NASCAR Spring Cup: Herb Thomas wins.

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

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

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.

1996 – After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends.

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

2017 – Longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee – Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago.

2018 – Historic north Californian Camp Fire declared 100% contained with 85 dead, 249 missing, covering 153,000 acres with 14,000 homes burnt.

2019 – Louis Vuitton (LVMH) buys jeweler Tiffany & Co. for over $16 billion.

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