1789 In the USA Thanksgiving Day was proclaimed by President George
Washington to mark the 1621 harvest of the Pilgrim Fathers.
1832 John Mason introduced the first trams in New York.
1908 * Lord Charles Forte, British chairman of the hotel and
restaurant group Forte.
1910 * Cyril Cussack, South African born actor who appeared in the
film Odd Man Out (1947).
1922 Howard Carter and Lord Caernavon discover the tomb of
Tutankhamun in Egypt.
1922 * Charles Schulz, US cartoonist who created the cartoon strip
1939 * Tina Turner (Annie Mae Bullock), US rock singer.
1950 The Chinese Communists entered the Korean War.
1953 Peers supported the Government's proposals for commercial
television, despite fierce opposition from some rebels who feared
the influence of advertisers.
1959 The House of Lords voted against the introduction of commercial
1966 French President Charles de Gaulle opened the world's first
tidal power station (Brittany).
1968 The new Race Relations Act made it illegal to refuse housing,
employment or public services to people because of their ethnic
1972: Police foiled an IRA hospital rescue attempt when eight armed
men protesting against the imprisonment of IRA hunger striker Sean
MacStiofain tried to rescue him from a Dublin hospital.
1983 The Brinks Mat security warehouse at Heathrow airport was
robbed of £25m of gold bars.
1992 The Queen became the first British monarch since the 1930s to
pay income tax.
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