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This Day in History – November 26

This Day In History

1716 – 1st lion exhibited in America in Boston.

1778 – British explorer Captain James Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving in America.

1832 – 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating in New York City with 12 cent fare.

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”

1918 – Philip Barry’s play “Holiday” premieres in New York City.

1942 – “Casablanca” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premiers at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy of Awards Best Picture 1943)

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.

1952 – 1st modern 3-D movie “Bwana Devil” premieres in Hollywood.

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

1968 – 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O.J. Simpson, Southern California (RB).

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

1978 – 1st lesbian theme TV movie – “A Question of Love”

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

1984 – US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations.

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

1996 – Baseball owners approve interleague play 26-4.

2003 – Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.

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

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