So with Thanksgiving upon us I was considering doing a themed article about the holiday,as it would give me a chance to use the history degree I worked so very hard for in undergrad. During research I decided to write of  the events that happened on the days surrounding the usual celebration of Thanksgiving that I think GN would find interesting. It’s also an attempt by me to do something that is not normally seen on GN.

November 22
1718: Blackbeard the pirate was captured and killed by British forces off the coast of North Carolina. Just to make sure he would die, they shot and stabbed him over 25 times.
1950: The Fort Wayne Pistons and the Minnesota Lakers played the lowest scoring NBA game ever, when Fort Wayne won 19-18.
1963: JFK is assasinated in Dallas, Texas and then-VP LBJ becomes President. The conspiracy theories are still around.
1986: Mike Tyson becomes the youngest world heavyweight boxing champ at the age of 20 years and 4 months.

November 23
534 BC: Thespis of Icaria becomes the first actor to be recorded as portraying a character on stage.
1644: John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet that argues against censorship and is regarded as an important defense of freedom of the press.
1889: The jukebox makes it debut at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, California.
1963: The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who.

November 24
1835: The Texas Rangers are established by the Texas Provincial Government and still exist today in the Texas Department of Public Safety.
1859: Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is published and the anniversary is sometimes referred to as ‘Evolution Day’.
1906: The first major scandal in professional football erupts after a game between the Canton Bulldogs and the Massillon Tigers.
1988: The second annual Surivor Series consists entirely of Survivor Series elimination matches. The trend would continue for a few more years, but future cards would be filled with other matches.

November 25
1783: The last British troops leave New York City, ending British authority in the US after the Revolutionary War.
1920: The Texas-Texas A&M game in College Station, Texas is the site of the first play-by-play broadcast of a football game.
1947: The ‘Hollywood Ten’ are blacklisted to kick off the Red Scare.
1985: Ronald Pelton was arrested on espionage charges and would later be convicted of selling secrets to Soviet agents.

November 26
1476: Vlad III Dracula, aka Vlad The Impaler, is victorious against a rival to become ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
1825: Students at Union College in Schenectady, New York form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first social college fraternity.
1863: President Abraham Lincoln proclaims Novemeber 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day. This starts its place as a national holiday.
1922: Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon are the first people to enter Tutankhamun’s tomb in over 3000 years.

So there you have it. Let me know what you think because I’m interested to know how a history-themed article is received by the GuysNation. If people like it, I may do more history articles in the future.