26 November It Happened Today


1688  King Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.

1832  New York’s public transport system is inaugurated.

1906  President Theodore Roosevelt returns to Washington after visiting Central America. He was the first US President to travel abroad while in office.

1956  Death of American bandleader Tommy Dorsey.

1966  The world’s first tidal power station is opened near St Malo in France.


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