TODAY IN HISTORY

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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.”

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