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TODAY IN HISTORY



Today in History: Wednesday, November  26, 2014
AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 26, 1950, China entered the Korean War, launching a counter-offensive against soldiers from the United Nations, the United States and South Korea.
On this date in:
1789 A day of thanksgiving was set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
1825 The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
1832 Public streetcar service began in New York City.
1940 The half million Jews of Warsaw, Poland, were forced by the Nazis to live within a walled ghetto.
1942 "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York.
1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing.
1949 India adopted a constitution as a republic within the British Commonwealth.
1973 President Richard Nixon's personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she'd accidentally caused part of the 18 1/2-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.
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1975 A federal jury found Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, guilty of trying to assassinate President Gerald R. Ford.
1992 Britain announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income, and would take her children off the public payroll.
2000 Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified Republican George W. Bush the winner over Democrat Al Gore in the state's presidential balloting by 537 votes.
2008 Terrorists launched commando-style attacks on two luxury hotels, a Jewish center and a crowded train station in Mumbai, India, killing 166 people.
2009 An investigation ordered by Ireland's government found that Roman Catholic Church leaders in Dublin had spent decades sheltering child-abusing priests from the law and that most fellow clerics turned a blind eye.
2010 Nineteen-year-old Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested by federal agents during a sting in Portland, Ore., accused of planning to detonate van of explosives during Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Rock singer Tina Turner turns 75 years old today.
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Name Profession Age
Porter Goss Former CIA director 76
Rich Little Comedian 76
John McVie Rock musician (Fleetwood Mac) 69
Art Shell Football Hall of Famer 68
Harry Carson Football Hall of Famer 61
Natasha Bedingfield Singer 33
Actor Peter Facinelli turns 41 years old today.
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