On this day in 1917, the National Hockey League was formed at the historic first Board of Governors meeting at Montreal’s Windsor Hotel, after the demise of the National Hockey Association. The league took to the ice that December. There are currently 30 teams — 23 in the U.S. and seven in Canada.
In 1939, FDR moved the holiday a week early to extend holiday shopping.
1977: Tobacco Contradictions
The federal government requires cigarette warnings but also pays farmers to grow tobacco.
2008: Interview With Obama
President-elect Barack Obama chats with Barbara Walters about the economic crisis.
1939 Tina Turner
1946 Art Shell
1969 Shawn Kemp
1974 Tammy Lynn Michaels