Saturday, November 26, 2011

This Day in History

1789 The first national Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. was proclaimed by President George Washington.
(I was talking to my new son in law about this and I thought it was in the 1800's when it became a national holiday!)
1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tut) since it was sealed in 1323 B.C.
1940 The Nazis began to force Warsaw's Jews to live in a walled ghetto.
1950 China entered the Korean War.
1975 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, was found guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford.
1998 Tony Blair became the first British prime minister to speak to the Irish parliament.
2000 Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner in Florida's presidential balloting.