1774 – American Continental Congress orders discouragement of entertainment.
1803 – US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
1864 – US President Abraham Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
1898 – NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms.
1906 – Dr. Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)
1917 – US suffragette Alice Paul begins a 7 month jail sentence for protesting women’s rights in Washington.
1929 – Bayshore Highway opens (San Francisco)
1936 – Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13, for MVP honors in National League.
1939 – “All the Things You Are” recorded by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
1944 – US forces under General Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines with the landing of the US 6th Army on Leyte.
1955 – Harry Belafonte records “Day-O” (Banana Boat Song)
1957 – Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary.
1971 – Senator Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland.
1973 – President Nixon discharges Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, and accepts the resignations of Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus.
1975 – Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning.
1981 – 3 members of Weather Underground arrested for armored truck robbery.
1987 – 10 die as US Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis.
1989 – US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L. Hastings.
1997 – US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers.
2015 – US Vice President Joe Biden confirms he will not run for President.
2018 – President Trump threatens to pull the US out of an arms control agreement with Russia because Russia has violated its terms.Share: