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On this day: November 26

Published On: Nov 25 2012 11:03:40 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 26 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Thanksgiving Day becomes an official holiday, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published, the NHL is formed, "Casablanca" premieres, and the Concorde lands for the last time, all on this day.

OTD November 26 - John Harvard
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1607: John Harvard, a minister whose bequest to the Massachusetts Bay Colony's fledgling New College led to the renaming of the school to Harvard College in his honor, is born in Southwark, England.

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