This Day in History

Today is Monday, November 26th, the 330th day of the year.  There are 35 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1789, President George Washington used Thanksgiving Day to observe the adoption of the Constitution.  It became the first national celebration of Thanksgiving.

In 1861, West Virginia was created by secession from the confederate state of Virginia following a dispute over slavery.

In 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter entered the tomb of King Tut.

In 1942, the movie "Casablanca" starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premiered in New York City.

In 1956, legendary bandleader Tommy Dorsey died at the age of 51.

In 1973, the Boston Strangler was killed by another inmate at a prison in Massachusetts.

In 1975, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was found guilty of trying to assassinate President Gerald Ford.  Fromme was a well-known Charles Manson follower.

In 2008, almost 200 people, including six Americans, were killed when terrorists launched a series of attacks in Mumbai, India.  Terrorists attacked two luxury hotels, a train station and a club, killing innocent civilians in the wake.

In 2016, Actor Ron Glass, who played Detective Ron Harris in the popular sitcom "Barney Miller" died at the age of 71.


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