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This Day in History for November 26

1789 – 1st National Thanksgiving in America.

1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.

1865 – “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is published in America.

1916 – Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Woodrow Wilson declares that ‘The business of neutrality is over.  The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched’

1941 – Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor.

1943 – Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie “Girl Crazy” released.

1948 – 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store.  The Land Camera model 95 becomes prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras for next 15 years.

1956 – “The Price is Right” debuts on NBC.

1960 – Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins.

1963 – Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year.

1969 – Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon.

1973 – Nixon’s personal secretary Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18 1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape.

1980 – Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP.

1984 – John W. Mercom, Jr. announces New Orleans Saints are up for sale for $75 million.

1990 – Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend.

1995 – Dolphins Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass.

2012 – The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion.

2018 – NASA’s InSight mission lands on Mars after a 7 month voyage.

2018 – General Motors announces it will close five factories in North America, cutting 14,000 jobs.

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