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November 26 in History

November 26 in History November 26th is… Cake Day 1703 – The Great Storm – more than 8,000 people perished, and England’s first Eddystone Lighthouse (Winstanley’s lighthouse) was destroyed overnight. 1716 – First African lion was exhibited in America (in Boston). It was just a single lion, which supposedly later joined a “menagerie,” which was a traveling …

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Thanksgiving Tradition – Presidential Pardoning of the Turkeys

Every year before the Thanksgiving holiday, the President chooses a turkey or two who will be spared from ending up on your dining room table. In a ceremony that takes place at the White House one official turkey is pardoned as well as the occasional alternate gobbler, both presented by National Turkey Federation. Some say …

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