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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

1931 : First U.S. "cloverleaf" appears on the cover of the Engineering News-Record

Civil War
1863 : Mine Run campaign begins in Virginia

Cold War
1950 : Chinese counterattacks in Korea change nature of war

1933 : Vigilantes in California lynch two suspected murderers

1898 : Winter storm paralyzes southern New England

General Interest
1922 : Archaeologists enter tomb of King Tut

1942 : Casablanca premieres in NYC

1862 : Alice in Wonderland manuscript is sent as a Christmas present

1989 : MTV Unplugged premieres

Old West
1872 : The Great Diamond Hoax is exposed

2002 : George W. Bush pardons a turkey

1946 : Football trailblazer Art Shell is born

Vietnam War
1968 : Air Force helicopter pilot rescues Special Forces team

World War I
1916 : T.E. Lawrence reports on Arab affairs

World War II
1941 : Japanese task force leaves for Pearl Harbor


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