Once Upon a Time in America (11.25.13)

Nov 24

  • 1835 – The Texas Ranger police force is formally created by the Texas Provincial Government. The Texas Rangers are now a division within the Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • 1932 – The FBI Crime Lab officially opens.
  • 1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered by Jack Ruby as he is being transported from the Dallas police department headquarters.

Nov 25

  • 1963 – President John F Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Nov 26

  • 1825 – The 1st college fraternity, Kappa Alpha Society, is formed at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
  • 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.
  • 1863 – Thanksgiving Day is proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln to be celebrated annually on the last Thursday of November.
  • 1917 – The National Hockey League is formed. The 1st teams are the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas.

Nov 27

  • 1924 – The 1st Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade is held in New York City.

Nov 28

  • 1964 – NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars. The Mariner 4 was the 1st space probe to perform a successful flyby of the planet Mars and return images of its surface back to Earth.

Nov 29

  • 1963 – The Warren Commission is established by President Lyndon Johnson to investigate the assassination of JFK.
  • 1972 – Atari releases Pong, the 1st commercially successful video game.

Nov 30

  • 1993 – President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Bill into law.
  • 1999 – Protests begin in Seattle Washington against the World Trade Organization meeting.
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