TO­DAY IN HISTORY

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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Nov. 25, 1920

Ra­dio sta­tion WTAW of Col­lege Sta­tion, Texas, broad­cast the first playby-play de­scrip­tion of a foot­ball game, be­tween Texas Univer­sity and the Agri­cul­tural and Me­chan­i­cal Col­lege of Texas. (Texas won, 7-3.)

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1915

A new ver­sion of the Ku Klux Klan, tar­get­ing blacks, Jews, Catholics and im­mi­grants, was founded by Wil­liam Joseph Sim­mons, who pro­claimed him­self Im­pe­rial Wiz­ard as he staged a cross-burn­ing on Stone Moun­tain out­side At­lanta.

1940

The car­toon char­ac­ter Woody Wood­pecker made his de­but in the an­i­mated short “Knock Knock” pro­duced by Wal­ter Lantz.

1986

The Iran-Con­tra af­fair erupted as Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan and At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ed­win Meese re­vealed that prof­its from se­cret arms sales to Iran had been di­verted to Nicaraguan rebels.

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