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This Day in History for November 25

This Day In History1715 – 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.

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