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NOVEMBER 26

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1915 W. Atlas Burpee (Canadian-American Horticulturalist, Seedsman; Founder of Burpee Seeds) Canadian Scientists & Mathematicians Botany Business & Economics Burpee Seeds
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1722 The French Return Control of Pensacola, Florida to the Spanish France Spain Pensacola, Florida Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1832 First Streetcar Begins Operation in New York City New York City Transportation Historic Firsts New York Times
1862 West Virginia Cavalry Overwhelm the Confederate Camp at Sinking Creek West Virginia American Civil War West Virginia Archives
1867 J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan Is Granted the Patent for a Refrigerated Railroad Car Detroit Scientists & Mathemaiticans Railroad Inventors & Inventions Historic Firsts Patents & Trademarks
1927 Ford Debuts the First Model A Henry Ford The Ford Motor Company Automobiles Historic Firsts History Channel
1930 H. L. Hunt Acquires Rights to the Daisy Bradford No. 3 East Texas Oilfield Illinois Business Leaders Texas Business Leaders Business Texas State Historical Association
1942 President Roosevelt Orders Nationwide Gasoline Rationing, Beginning December 1 Franklin Roosevelt Automobiles World War II New York Times
1963 President Lyndon Johnson Issues National Security Action Memorandum #273 Committing U.S. Support for the Government of South Vietnam Vietnam President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War Asian Historyl
1966 President Charles de Gaulle Opens World's First Tidal Power Station in France France Oceans Energy IEEE
1968 British Race Relations Act Makes It Illegal to Refuse Housing, Employment or Services on Basis of Ethnic Background Great Britain Racism Housing Labor Human Rights/Civil Rights BBC
1975 President Ford Announces Federal Assistance to Prevent New York City From Defaulting on Its Loans New York City Gerald Ford The American Presidency Economics New York Historical Society
1984 Cyril Ramaphosa, General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa, Is Arrested South Africa Labor Crime Law & Legal Resources South African History
1992 England's Queen Elizabeth Agrees to Begin Paying Income Tax English History Queen Elizabeth II Taxes Historic Firsts BBC

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