In 1942, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered liquidation of the Works Progress Administration, created during the Great Depression to provide work for the unemployed. Seems to me that worked better than unemployment checks.
In 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
In 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica was first published.
In 1954, the first Burger King fast-food restaurant opened in Miami.
In 1975, the US Senate authorized a $2.3 billion emergency loan to save New York City from bankruptcy.
In 2009, the US unemployment rate fell to 10 percent in November, down from its peak of 10.2 percent in October. Analysts called the jobs report the strongest since the recession began two years earlier.
In 2010, the US unemployment rate went up to 9.8% in November, from 9.6% in October.
In 1929, the Ford Motor Co. raised the pay of its employees from $5 to $7 a day despite the collapse of the US stock market.
In 1967, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first successful heart transplant at Cape Town, South Africa.