November 29 ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

ON THIS DAY IN 1918, that Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “GRAND FORKS, ND – A special cable broadcast for Normanden in this city from Christiania indicates that the Nobel Peace Prize for 1918 can be awarded to the President [Woodrow] Wilson, who according to the broadcast will probably be invited to visit the Norwegian capital to receive the award. The Danish and Swedish governments are also said to be considering sending an invitation to the president. “

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ON THIS DAY IN 1929, that Eagle reported, “Carried the last of the recurring dead American world wars – 75 doughboys who gave their lives for their country in distant Russia – the U.S. line president Roosevelt docked in Hoboken at 8:30 a.m. this morning. the flag-wrapped coffins of the soldiers who had spent 10 years in solitary graves in the ice-covered Russian tundra, and who were then taken halfway around the world, taken from the ship’s hold, and the first of two services for the dead was conducted. The bodies will be placed in a mausoleum in the White Hill Chapel, Detroit, and others will be sent around the country.The body of Roy D. Cheeney, a corporal from Company C, 337th Ambulance Company, a former resident of Brooklyn, will be buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery. A special room was set aside for the coffins at the pier and soldiers from the 16th Infantry stood guard. Rev. Wallace Hayes of Rutland, Vt., National Chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, brought back to this country, was responsible for the memorial service. “

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ON THIS DAY IN 1953, that Eagle reported, “Six of New York City’s major newspapers were shut down yesterday as 400 photographers went on strike, leaving nearly 20,000 other newspaper employees idle, most of whom refused to cross the photographers’ strike lines. Despite the absence, the four beaten newspapers succeeded , which have Sunday editions, to distribute copies of their Sunday newspapers, which had been printed in advance – before the strike hit at 7 o’clock yesterday. Brooklyn Eagle, not a member of the New York City Publishers Association, which is the negotiating agent for the affected papers; that New York Herald Tribune, which gets its photography done by a commercial company not involved in the negotiations, and papers in Queens, Long Island and other parts of the metropolitan area. They were killed by the strike New York Times, Daily news, Daily Mirror, Journal-American, Post and World telegram and sun. “

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ON THIS DAY IN 1962, that Eagle reported, “WASHINGTON (UPI) – Postmaster General J. Edward Day has announced plans to speed up delivery of mail outside the city by as much as 24 hours. Faster delivery will be enabled by a zone improvement factory code called ZIP, designed for use by large They produce 75 percent of first-class mail. The zip code is tailored for use in electronic data processing equipment capable of handling high-speed mail addressing and processing. more comprehensive than today.The zip code will speed up mail handling manually at post offices – and eventually eliminate much of it.Day told a meeting of specialists in automatic data processing from electricity and gas supplies that the address of a mail that has not been sorted on advance of the sender, often to be read as many as eight or ten times by postal workers.But he said: ‘With ZIP encryption, any clerk will be able to sort non-local mail by simply looking at the numbers.’

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Anna Faris
Willy Sanjuan / Invision / AP
Vin Scully
Mark J. Terrill / AP

NOTICE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include former Brooklyn Dodgers broadcasters Vin Scully, born in 1927; Blues Hall of Famer John Mayall, born in 1933; “Rambling Rose” star Diane Ladd, born in 1935; trumpeter and composer Chuck Mangione, born in 1940; Young Rascals singer Felix Knight, born in 1942; National Ski Hall of Famer Suzy Chaffee, born in 1946; “Lost” star Jeff Fahey, born in 1952; “St. Elsewhere” star Howie Mandel, born in 1955; former NY Mets third baseman Howard Johnson, born in 1960; “Raging Bull” star Cathy Moriarty, born in 1960; “NYPD Blue” star Kim Delaney, born in 1961; “St. Elmo’s Fire” star Andrew McCarthy, born in 1962; “Iron Man” star Don Cheadle, born in 1964; former “Saturday Night Live” star Ellen Cleghorne, born in 1965; Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano River, born in 1969; “Scary Movie” star Anna Faris, born in 1976; and the Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, born in 1988.

Mariano River
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TO THE COURT: Charles Thomson was born on this day in 1729. The native Irishman was the first official record holder in the United States and was elected Secretary of the First Continental Congress on September 5, 1774. Thomson recorded cases for 15 years and delivered his records along with tens of thousands of records to the federal government in 1789. It was Thomson who informed George Washington of his election as president. He died in 1824.

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BATTLEFIELD: The first Army-Navy football match took place on this day in 1890. The Navy won 24-0. Red Emrich scored four touchdowns (worth four points each) and kicked two field goals (worth two points each), and Moulton Johnson added the second touchdown to account for all the scores.

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Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and the Brooklyn Public Library.

Citationable:

“Losing feels worse than winning feels good.”

– former Brooklyn Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who was born on this day in 1927

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