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1789 – President Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on November 26.

1863 – President Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving.

1899 – J.S. Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner.

1913 – US Federal income tax signed into law (at 1%) by President Woodrow Wilson.

1922 – 1st facsimile photo sent over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.

1936 – NY Yankees set new attendance record of 64,482 in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium; 66,669 following day Game 4; win series v NY Giants, 4-2.

1942 – FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization.

1945 – Elvis Presley’s 1st appearance at the age of 10.

1952 – 1st video recording on magnetic tape in Los Angeles, California.

1955 – “Mickey Mouse Club” premieres.

1960 – US sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show” premiers on CBS (runs till 1968)

1961 – TV sitcom “Mr. Ed” premieres on CBS.

1971 – American tennis star Billie Jean King becomes first female athlete to win $100,000 in prize money in a single year; wins the $4,000 Virginia Slams Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona.

1974 – Future Basketball Hall of Fame guard Jerry West (“Mr. Clutch”) retires after 14 NBA seasons with the LA Lakers; West has 22,192 career points; averages 29.1 ppg in 153 playoff games.

1984 – US government shuts down due to lack of agreement over passage of bills.

1991 – 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins.

1995 – Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California.

2008 – The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President George W. Bush.

2014 – 83 million accounts are compromised after cyber attack on JP Morgan Chase & 9 other financial institutions.

2015 – US airstrikes hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing around 19.