Today In History: Historical Happenings on November 20

Miranda Mattson
The Paw Print

164 B.C. E.: The son of Mattathias Hasmonean, Judas Maccabaeus, restored the temple in Jerusalem and his feat is celebrated with the festival of Hanukkah.
272 C.E.: Prince Edward, son of King Henry the III, became the new king of England after his father passed on the 16th.
1620: The Pilgrim Fathers landed in Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts and the Mayflower Compact was signed in Cape Cod.
1789: North Carolina became our 12th state.
1794: We discovered Honolulu Harbor.
1871: The cigar lighter was patented by Moses F. Gale in New York City, and Emilio Onra became the first human cannonball.
1877: Thomas Edison invented the Phonograph.
1895: The first Sherlock Holms book, “Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans” was published.
1906: China banned opium trading.
1922: The first female US Senator, Rebecca L. Felton, was sworn in.
1942: In the “Tale of Two Kitties” Tweety Pie (A.K.A. Tweety Bird) had his first debut.
1945: Workers went on strike at General Motors.
1952: The US created the first stamp with 2 colors using the rotary process.
1967: The record for highest flight of a kite was set by Phillip and Jay Kunz at 28,000 ft.
1969: At a test site in Nevada, the US tested nuclear weapons.
1974: The Freedom of Information Act was passed despite the veto from is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet