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This Day in History for November 25

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

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

1884 – John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk.

1920 – 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)

1937 – World’s Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)

1940 – Football team University of Michigan retires Tom Harmon’s #98.

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 sympathies.

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

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

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

1963 – JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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

1978 – 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.

1984 – William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart.

1986 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal.  Oliver North’s secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of North’s office.

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

2012 – 26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyonce win.

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.

2018 – LA Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers sets NFL single-game record, completing 25 straight passes in 45-10 win v Arizona Cardinals.

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

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