TODAY IN HISTORY
The U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade — billed as a “Christmas Parade” — took place in New York.
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.
The first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant.
The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who’d resigned.
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.)