Alfred Gerald Caplin (Al Capp) 1909
- 1781 - During the Revolutionary War, American forces began the siege on Yorktown, VA.
- 1787 - The U.S. Congress voted to send the new Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for their approval.
- 1789 - In the U.S., the first Federal Congress passed a resolution that asked President George Washington to recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. Several days later Washington issued a proclamation that named Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a "Day of Publick Thanksgivin." The fixed-date for Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of November, was established on December 26, 1941.
- 1915 - The British defeated the Turks in Mesopotamia at Kut-el-Amara.
- 1924 - The first around-the-world flight was completed by two U.S. Army planes when they landed in Seattle, WA. The trip took 175 days.
- 1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- 1961 - "Dr. Kildare" premiered on NBC-TV.
- 1961 - "Hazel" premiered on NBC-TV.
- 1974 - First Lady Betty Ford underwent a mastectomy to remove a lump in her breast.