TODAY IN HISTORY
On Nov. 27, 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C.
In 1924, Macy’s first Thanksgiving
Day parade — the “Christmas Parade” — took place in New York.
In 1945, General George C. Marshall was named special U.S. envoy to China by President Harry S. Truman.
In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant.
In 1970, Pope Paul VI was slightly wounded at the Manila airport in the Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
In 1973, the Senate confirmed Gerald R. Ford as vice president.
In 2003, President George W. Bush flew to Iraq to spend Thanksgiving with U.S. troops and thank them for “defending the American people from danger.”