What Happened Today in History - Interesting and Funny Events

    Today in History

    What happened on the 26th of November in history?

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    • 1716
      1st lion to be exhibited in America (Boston)
    • 1778
      Capt Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands)
    • 1789
      1st natl celebration of Thanksgiving
    • 1793
      Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
    • 1825
      1st fraternity Kappa Alpha formed at Union College (Schenectady)
    • 1832
      1st horse drawn American street car -NYC- fare: 12›
    • 1865
      Alice in Wonderland published
    • 1868
      1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF at 25th & Folsom
    • 1883
      Sojourner Truth abolitionist women's rights advocate dies
    • 1885
      1st Meteor photograph
    • 1895
      Hawaiian Sugar Planters Assn formed
    • 1940
      Nazis force 4.5 mil Warsaw Jews to live in walled ghetto
    • 1949
      India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
    • 1950
      China enters Korean conflict
    • 1962
      1st recording session under the name Beatles
    • 1965
      France launches 1st satellite a 92-pound A1 capsule
    • 1966
      1st major tidal power plant opened at Rance estuary France
    • 1973
      Nixon's personal sec Rose Mary Woods told a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape
    • 1975
      Fed jury found Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
    • 1980
      Rachael Roberts dies at age 53
    • 1982
      Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
    • 1982
      Clyde King named Yankee manager
    • 1985
      23rd Space Shuttle Mission - Atlantis 2 is launched