Today in History – Las Vegas Sun Journal
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 9 p.m.
Updated Thursday, November 25, 2021 | 9 p.m.
Today in history
Today is Friday, November 26, the 330th day of 2021. There are 35 days left in the year.
Today’s highlight in history:
On November 26, 1941, US Secretary of State Cordell Hull delivered a note to Japanese Ambassador to the United States Kichisaburo Nomura (kee-chee-sah-boor-oh noh-moo-rah), setting out the demands United States of America “and extended peace throughout the Pacific region. On the same day, a Japanese naval task force of six aircraft carriers left the Kuril Islands for Hawaii.
To this date :
In 1825, the first university social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
In 1864, the English mathematician and writer Charles Dodgson presented a handwritten and illustrated manuscript, “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground”, to his 12-year-old friend Alice Pleasance Liddell; the book was later transformed into “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, published under Dodgson’s pen name, Lewis Carroll.
In 1883, former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth died in Battle Creek, Michigan.
In 1917, the National Hockey League was founded in Montreal, succeeding the National Hockey Association.
In 1933, a New York judge ruled that James Joyce’s book “Ulysses” was not obscene and could be published in the United States.
In 1943, during World War II, the HMT Rohna, a British transport ship carrying American soldiers, was hit by a German missile off Algeria; 1,138 men were killed.
In 1950, China entered the Korean War, launching a counteroffensive against soldiers from the United Nations, the United States and South Korea.
In 1973, President Richard Nixon’s personal secretary Rose Mary Woods told federal court she accidentally caused part of the 18-and-a-half-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan appointed a commission headed by former Senator John Tower to investigate his National Security Council staff following the Iran-Contra affair.
In 1990, Japanese business giant Matsushita (mat-soosh-tah) Electric Industrial Co. agreed to acquire MCA Corp., owner of Universal Studios, for $ 6.6 billion.
In 2000, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner over Al Gore in the state’s presidential ballot by a margin of 537 votes.
In 2008, teams of heavily armed Pakistani gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in Mumbai, India, killing at least 166 in a rampage that lasted for about 60 hours.
Ten years ago: In a friendly fire incident that further strained U.S.-Pakistan relations, U.S. forces launched airstrikes that mistakenly killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at two posts along from the Afghan border. NASA’s Curiosity rover took off from Kennedy Space Center for an 8 1/2 month, 354 million mile trip to Mars (arrived in August 2012). NBA players and owners have reached a tentative deal to end a 149-day lockdown.
Five years ago: Cuba said it would observe nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro, including a three-day trip through his ashes along the route taken by the rebel army he led during a victorious walk across the island in 1959. Tony Award Award-winning actor Fritz Weaver has died in New York at the age of 90.
A year ago: Responding to journalists’ questions for the first time since the election, President Donald Trump admitted he would leave the White House if Democrat Joe Biden’s victory was confirmed by the Electoral College; Trump has also sparked another round of complaints about the vote. Americans marked Thanksgiving amid the coronavirus pandemic, with many celebrations canceled or reduced; Zoom and FaceTime calls connected some families with those who didn’t want to travel. With public health officials begging Americans not to travel, Macy’s Thanksgiving parade was scaled down and aimed at a TV audience rather than live crowds.
Today’s Birthdays: Impressionist Rich Little is 83 years old. Singer Tina Turner is 82 years old. Singer Jean Terrell is 77 years old. Pop musician John McVie is 76 years old. Actress Marianne Muellerleile is 73 years old. Actor Scott Jacoby is 65. Actor Jamie Rose is 62 years old. Country singer Linda Davis is 59 years old. Actor Scott Adsit is 56 years old. Blues singer-musician Bernard Allison is 56 years old. Country singer-musician Steve Grisaffe is 56 years old. Actor Kristin Bauer is 55 years old. Actor Peter Facinelli is 48 years old. Actor Tammy Lynn Michaels Etheridge is 47 years old. DJ / record The director of the label DJ Khaled (KAL’-ehd) is 46 years old. Actor Maia (MY’-ah) Campbell is 45 years old. Country singer Joe Nichols is 45 years old. Contemporary Christian musicians Anthony and Randy Armstrong (Red) are 43 years old. Actress Jessica Bowman is 41 years old. Pop singer Natasha Bedingfield is 40 years old. Actress Jessica Camacho is 39 years old. Rock musician Ben Wysocki (The Fray) is 37 years old. Singer Lil Fizz is 36 years old. MLB star Matt Carpenter is 36. Actor / singer Aubrey Peeples is 28 years old.