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Today in History - November 26th
1778 - On this day in history, Captain Cook discovered Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii).
1789 - President Washington set aside this day to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.
1825 - Today in history, the first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, NY.
1832 - Public streetcar service began in New York City.
1842 - On this day in history, the University of Notre Dame was founded.
1861 - West Virginia was created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia.
1865 - Today in history, "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll was published in the USA.
1940 - The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to live within a walled ghetto.
1941 - On this day in history, FDR signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
1942 - FDR ordered nationwide gasoline rationing to begin December 1.
1942 - Today in history, the motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City.
1969 - The Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill was signed by President Nixon.
1973 - On this day in history, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she was responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. Woods was Richard Nixon's personal secretary.
1986 - President Regan appointed a commission headed by former Sen. John Tower to investigate his National Security Council staff after the Iran-Contra affair.
1992 - Today in history, the British government announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income. She also took her children off the public payroll.
2012 - The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York was announced to be $32 Billion.
SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 26th
1867 - On this day in history, J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 26th
1962 - Today in history, The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."
1969 - Creams' final concert took place at Royal Albert Hall.
1976 - On this day in history, The Sex Pistols released their debut single "Anarchy in the UK."
1999 - 98 Degrees performed several songs and sold some exclusive band merchandise on the Home Shopping Network.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 26th
Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock) 1938
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