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Once Upon A Time – November 26 – 1791 – 1st US Cabinet Meeting Holds In George Washington’s Home

43 BC Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian (later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony formed

1778 British explorer Captain James Cook is the first European to visit Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

1789 1st national Thanksgiving in America

1791 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington’s home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph attend.

1865 “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is published in America

1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun’s virtually intact tomb in Egypt

Historical Events Today
Today in Film & TV
1922 1st successful Technicolor movie (The Toll of the Sea), premieres at the Rialto Theatre in NYC

1942 “Casablanca” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1943)

Today in Music
1945 Charlie “Bird” Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the “greatest Jazz session ever” with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis

Today in Sport
1917 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands

1983 World’s greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink’s-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England

1970 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record

Famous Weddings
1894 Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

1924 Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds “The Kid” actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico

1927 Future Sound of Music matriarch and folk star Maria Augusta Kutschera (22) marries naval captain Georg von Trapp (47) in Salzburg, Austria

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