TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1901

The U.S. Army War Col­lege was es­tab­lished in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

1924

Macy’s first Thanks­giv­ing Day pa­rade — billed as a “Christ­mas Pa­rade” — took place in New York.

1942

Dur­ing World War II, the Vichy French navy scut­tled its ships and sub­marines in Toulon to keep them out of the hands of Ger­man troops.

1962

The first Boe­ing 727 was rolled out at the com­pany’s Ren­ton Plant.

1973

The Se­nate voted 92-3 to con­firm Ger­ald R. Ford as vice pres­i­dent, suc­ceed­ing Spiro T. Agnew, who’d re­signed.

1978

San Fran­cisco Mayor George Moscone and City Su­per­vi­sor Har­vey Milk, a gay-rights ac­tivist, were shot to death in­side City Hall by for­mer Su­per­vi­sor Dan White. (White served five years for man­slaugh­ter; he com­mit­ted sui­cide in Oc­to­ber 1985.)

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