NOVEMBER 26: The Daily Flashback
1825: The first college fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady.
1832: Public streetcar service began in New York City.
1867: J.B. Sutherland patented the refrigerated railroad car.
1917: The National Hockey League was officially formed in Montreal.
1942: The motion picture “Casablanca” had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City.
1955: Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” became the first rock and roll record to hit No. 1 in the UK.
1964: The Zombies recorded “Tell Her No.”
1965: After cleaning a church in Stockbridge where they had Thanksgiving dinner the day before, Arlo Guthrie and a friend tossed the trash down a hill when they couldn’t find an open dump. They were arrested, fined $25 each and forced to pick up the garbage. When they returned to the church, Guthrie writes “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” about the incident, embellishing some details.
1968: At London’s Royal Albert Hall, Cream played their last concert.
1973: President Nixon’s personal secretary Rose Mary Woods told a federal court that she was responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape.
1975: Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme was found guilty by a federal jury in Sacramento for trying to assassinate U.S. President Ford.
1976: The Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.” was released.
1981: Miles Davis and Cicely Tyson were married with Bill Cosby serving as best man. The couple divorced in 1988.
1983: Quiet Riot’s Metal Health hit No. 1, becoming the first heavy metal album to reach the top spot.
1989: MTV’s acoustic showcase “Unplugged” premiered with an episode featuring Squeeze. Jules Shear was the host for the first season.
1994: Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You” racked up its 14th week at No. 1, tying Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” for the longest-running No. 1 in Hot 100 history. The previous record was also held by Boyz II Men with “End of the Road” at No. 1 for 13 weeks.
1998: Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000.
2002: After nearly 40 years, the Statler Brothers played their last concert ever at the Civic Center in Salem, Virginia.
1912: Eugene Ionesco
1917: Nesuhi Ertegun
1922: Charles M. Schulz
1933: Robert Goulet
1938: Tina Turner
1940: Davey Graham
1945: John McVie
1981: Natasha Bedingfield
1956: Tommy Dorsey
2011: Keef Hartley