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On November 26th, 1942, the motion
picture "Casablanca," starring Humphrey
Bogart and Ingrid Bergman,
had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater
in New York.
On this date:
In 1832, public streetcar service began in New
York City. The fare: 12 and a-half cents.
In 1825, the first
college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was
formed at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
In 1940, the
half-million Jews of Warsaw, Poland, were forced
by the Nazis to live within a walled ghetto.
In 1942, President
Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing,
beginning December first.
In 1949, India
adopted a constitution as a republic within the
In 1950, China
entered the Korean conflict, launching a
counter-offensive against soldiers from the
United Nations, the US and South Korea.
In 1965, France
launched its first satellite, sending a 92-pound
capsule into orbit.
In 1973, President
Nixon's personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, told
a federal court that she'd accidentally caused
part of the 18-and-a-half-minute gap in a key
In 1975, a federal
jury in Sacramento, California, found Lynette
Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, guilty of
trying to assassinate President Ford.
In 1986, President
Reagan appointed a commission headed by former
Senator John Tower to investigate his National
Security Council staff in the wake of the
Ten years ago:
Hungary held a national referendum in which
voters decided that the country's next president
would be chosen by parliament, following free
Five years ago:
Thirty clergymen were elevated to the rank of
cardinal in a Vatican ceremony presided over by
Pope John Paul the Second. Margaret Garrish, a
72-year-old Detroit woman, committed suicide in
the presence of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
One year ago: In
the first speech ever by a British prime minister
to an Irish parliament, Tony Blair predicted that
Northern Ireland's troubled peace accord would
ultimately work because of a strengthened
cooperative spirit uniting Britain and Ireland.
In India, at least 211 people died when two
trains collided in the northern state of Punjab.
neighbors, but don't pull down the fence."