Today In History – 26 November

Important Events

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

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

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

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 Sports

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

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