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This Day in History – November 30

This Day In History

1753 – Benjamin Franklin receives the Godfrey Copley medal “on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity”

1861 – Harper’s Weekly publishes EE Beers’ “All quiet along the Potomac”

1866 – Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago.

1886 – First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY.

1907 – Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle.

1924 – 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)

1937 – 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB).

1950 – US President Truman threatens China with atom bomb.

1955 – “Pipe Dream” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances.

1956 – 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News).

1959 – 1960 NFL Draft: Billy Cannon from LSU first pick by Los Angeles Rams.

1967 – Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement.

1967 – Senator Eugene McCarthy announces he will run for the US presidency on anti-Vietnam war platform.

1971 – TV movie “Brian’s Song” airs for 1st time on ABC-TV.

1979 – Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iran Hostages (ABC).

1983 – Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip).

1988 – Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.

1995 – Official end of Operation Desert Storm.

2004 – Longtime “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television’s all-time biggest game show haul.

2015 – NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season.

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