This Week In History we are learning about Antarctica, several authors, evaporated milk, a British leader, and more.
November 25th-December 1st
- 1867 Alfred Nobel, creator of the Nobel Peace Prize, patented dynamite in the U.S.
- 1884 Evaporated milk was patented in the U.S.
- 1922 Charles Schulz, American cartoonist and author of Peanuts, was born.
- 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt establishes modern day Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday in November.
- 1942 The movie Casablanca, staring Humphrey Bogart, premiered.
- 1924 Macy’s holds its first Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.
- 1582 Eighteen year old William Shakespeare married twenty-six year old Anne Hathaway
- 1925 The Grand Ole Opry began broadcasting from Nashville, TN.
- 1898 C.S. Lewis, English author and writer of The Chronicles of Narnia, was born.
- 1918 Madeleine L’Engle, author of Wrinkle in Time, was born.
- 1835 American author Mark Twain was born.
- 1874 Lucy M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, was born.
- 1874 British leader Winston Churchill, who led Great Britain through WWII, was born.
- 1955 Rosa Parks was jailed for refusing to give her seat on a public bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.
- 1959 Twelve nations, including the U.S., signed the Antarctica Treaty, which banned any military activity and weapons testing on the continent.