Monday, November 28, 2011

Week of November 28 in History

November 28 is the 332nd day of the year. There are 33 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1814 – The Times in London was printed for the 1st time by automatic, steam powered presses.
  • 1843 – The Kingdom of Hawaii was officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation. This day was celebrated as Ka Lā Hui: Hawaiian Independence Day.
  • 1895 – The first American car race took place over the 54 miles between Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois.
  • 1919 – Lady Nancy Astor was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons.
  • 1942 – A fire in the Coconut Grove nightclub, in Boston, Massachusetts, killed 491 people.
  • 1943 – US President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin met in Tehran, Iran to discuss war strategy.
November 29 is the 333rd day of the year There are 32 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1777 – San Jose, California was founded, it is the first civilian settlement in Alta California.
  • 1832 – Louisa May Alcott, American author of Little Women, was born. She died in 1888.
  • 1881 – Spokane Falls (now Spokane), Washington was officially incorporated as a city.
  • 1890 – The Meiji Constitution went into effect in Japan and the first Diet convenes.
  • 1890 – At West Point, NY, the US Naval academy defeated the US Military Academy in the first Army-Navy football game.
  • 1910 – The first US patent for a traffic light system was issued.
  • 1922 – Howard Carter opened the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun to the public
  • 2001 – George Harrison, English musician, died. He was born in 1943. 
November 30 is the 334th day of the year. There are 31 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1667 – Jonathan Swift, Irish author of Gulliver’s Travels, was born. He died in 1745.
  • 1835 – Mark Twain, American author of 12 novels, was born. He died in 1910.
  • 1886 – The Folies Bergere staged its first revue.
  • 1934 – The Flying Scotsman, a steam locomotive, became the first locomotive to officially exceed 100 mph.
  • 1982 – Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was released. It became the best-selling album of all time.
December 1 is the 335th day of the year. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year.
December 1 is International World AIDS Day.
  • 1824 – In the US presidential election of 1824, no candidate received a majority of the Electoral College votes, the House of Representatives decided the winner in accordance with the 12th Amendment to the Constitution.  
  • 1955 - Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white man, and was arrested for violating the segregation laws in Montgomery AL., an incident that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • 1969– The first draft lottery, since WWII, in the US was held.
  • 1981 – The AIDS virus was first recognized by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • 1982 – Barney Clark became the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart 
  • 2001 – Trans World Airlines Flight 220, landed at the St. Louis’ Lambert International Airport, bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations.
December 2 is the 336th day of the year. There are 29 days remaining until the end of the year.
December 2 is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. 
  • 1763 – The dedication of the Touro Synagogue  occurred in Newport, RI, the first synagogue in America.
  • 1823 – US President James Monroe delivered a speech establishing American neutrality in future European conflicts.
  • 1845 – US President James K. Polk announced to Congress that the US should aggressively expand into the US West.
  • 1867 – At Tremont Temple in Boston, Charles Dickens gave his first public reading in the US. 
  • 1927 – After 19 years of Model T production, Ford unveiled the Ford Model A.
  • 1930 – US President Herbert Hoover asked Congress for a US$150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
  • 1939 – La Guardia Airport began operations in New York City.
  • 1942 – A Manhattan Project team, led by Enrico Fermi, initiated the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
  • 1954 – The US Senate voted 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for "conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.”
  • 1956 – Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and 80 others enter Cuba to initiate the Cuban Revolution.
  • 1961 – Cuban leader Fidel Castro stated Cuba would adopt Communism. 
  • 1970 – The United State Environmental Protection Agency began  operations.
  • 1971 – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain formed the United Arab Emirates.
  • 1988 – Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam state.
December 3 is the 337th day of the year. There are 28 days remaining until the end of the year.
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. 
December 3 is the International Day of the Basque Language.
  • 1818 – Illinois became the 21st U.S. state.
  • 1901 – US President Theodore Roosevelt delivered speech to the House of Representatives asking the Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits.”
  • 1910 – Modern neon lighting was first demonstrated at the Paris Motor Show.
  • 1967 – The first heart transplant on a human took place in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 1973 – Pioneer 10 sent back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
  • 1984 – A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India killed more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
December 4 is the 338th day of the year. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1791 – The first edition of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, was published in London.
  • 1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times was published.
  • 1943 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt ended the Works Progress Administration due to  high levels of wartime employment.
  • 1945 – By a vote of 65 to 7, the US Senate approved the United States’ participation in the United Nations.
  • 1954 – The first Burger King was opened in Miami, Florida.
  • 1978  – Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco’s first woman mayor.

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