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This Day in History – November 25

This Day In History

1715 – First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn.

1783 – Britain evacuates New York City, its last military position in the United States.

1792 – Benjamin Banneker first publishes his Farmer’s Almanac.

1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurant, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents.

1867 – US Congress commission looks into “impeachment” of President Andrew Johnson.

1920 – 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)

1940 – Football team University of Michigan retires Tom Harmon’s #98.

1940 – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock”

1949 – “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” appears on music charts.

1951 – 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins.

1953 – “Guys & Dolls” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances.

1957 – US President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech.

1960 – “Amos ‘n’ Andy” made its last broadcast on CBS radio.

1967 – “Apple Tree” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances.

1973 – US cuts maximum speed limit to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure.

1979 – Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history.

1986 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal.  Oliver North’s secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of his office.

1996 – After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends.

1997 – US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia.

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.

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