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    History in 26th Nov

  • NHL founded

    The National Hockey League (NHL) is founded in Montreal, Canada. Originally consisting of only Canadian teams, the Boston Bruins became the first American team to join in 1924.

  • Tower Commission created

    President Ronald Reagan orders the creation of the Tower Commission to audit his national security bureaucracy following the Iran-Contra scandal. To lead the commission, Reagan appointed former Texas Senator John Tower along with former Secretary of State Edmund Muskie and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft.

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