History November 26th

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  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1580 - French Huguenots and Roman Catholics sign peace treaty

    1716 - 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)

    1778 - Capt Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands [now Hawaii])

    1789 - 1st national Thanksgiving

    1793 - Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France

    1825 - 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))

    1832 - 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12«› fare)

    1865 - "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in US

    1867 - Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit

    1885 - 1st meteor photograph

    1952 - 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil," premieres in Hollywood

    1963 - Explorer 18 launched

    1965 - France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)

    1978 - 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love"

    1979 - Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1922 Charles Schulz (cartoonist) is born

    1939 Tina Turner (singer) is born