This Day In History
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This Day In History
1783—Britain evacuates New York City, its last military position in United States.
1792—Farmer’s Almanac first published.
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 a pie for 12 cents.
1867—Alfred Nobel patents dynamite.
1867—US Congress commission looks into “impeachment” of President Andrew Johnson.
1884—John B. Meyenberg of St. Louis patents evaporated milk.
1920—1st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)
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 of Sanford, NC wins.
1953—“Guys and Dolls” closes at 46th Street Theater NYC after 1,200 performances.
1960—“Amos ‘n’ Andy” made its last broadcast on CBS radio.
1973—Maximum speed limit cut 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 partnership in TV sportscasting history.
1983—World’s greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England.
1986—Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal.  Oliver North’s secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of his office.
1997—US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying for 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 National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting.
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