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.
1863: Thanksgiving Day is held as set by President Abraham Lincoln in a national proclamation on Oct. 3, 1863. The proclamation called for Thanksgiving to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).
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