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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 26 - The Day in History

November 26 : General Interest
1941: FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Peyton Randolph laid to rest at William and Mary
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peyton-randolph-laid-to-rest-at-william-and-mary

Automotive
1931 : First U.S. "cloverleaf" appears on the cover of the Engineering News-Record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-us-cloverleaf-appears-on-the-cover-of-the-engineering-news-record

Civil War
1863 : Mine Run campaign begins in Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/-mine-run-campaign-begins

Cold War
1950 : Chinese counterattacks in Korea change nature of war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-counterattacks-in-korea-change-nature-of-war

Crime
1933 : Vigilantes in California lynch two suspected murderers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vigilantes-in-california-lynch-two-suspected-murderers

Disaster
1898 : Winter storm paralyzes southern New England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winter-storm-paralyzes-southern-new-england

General Interest
1922 : Archaeologists enter tomb of King Tut
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archaeologists-enter-tomb-of-king-tut

Hollywood
1942 : Casablanca premieres in NYC
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/casablanca-premieres-in-nyc

Literary
1862 : Alice in Wonderland manuscript is sent as a Christmas present
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alice-in-wonderland-manuscript-is-sent-as-a-christmas-present

Music
1989 : MTV Unplugged premieres
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mtv-unplugged-premieres

Old West
1872 : The Great Diamond Hoax is exposed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-great-diamond-hoax-is-exposed

Presidential
2002 : George W. Bush pardons a turkey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-w-bush-pardons-a-turkey

Sports
1946 : Football trailblazer Art Shell is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/football-trailblazer-art-shell-is-born

Vietnam War
1968 : Air Force helicopter pilot rescues Special Forces team
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/air-force-helicopter-pilot-rescues-special-forces-team

World War I
1916 : T.E. Lawrence reports on Arab affairs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/te-lawrence-reports-on-arab-affairs

World War II
1941 : Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-task-force-leaves-for-pearl-harbor


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