1715 – First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn.
1792 – Benjamin Banneker first publishes his Farmer’s Almanac.
1817 – First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half of pie for 12 cents.
1857 – 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
1940 – Football team University of Michigan retires Tom Harmon’s #98.
1940 – Woody Woodpecker debus with the release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock”
1951 – 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama.
1957 – US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech.
1963 – JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
1971 – American “Dan Cooper” hijacks plane, extorts $200,000 ransom before jumping out of plane over Washington State, never seen again.
1973 – US cuts maximum speed limit to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure.
1979 – Pittsburgh Steelers gain 606 net yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 33-30.
1982 – The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson’s Department Store.
1986 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal. Oliver North’s secretary, Fawn Hall smuggles documents out of his office.
1997 – US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia.
2014 – US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon’s top job.
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.
2017 – Longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee – Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago.Share: