On this day: November 26

Published On: Nov 25 2012 11:03:40 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 26 2016 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 - Yasser Arafat
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By Hans Jørn Storgaard Andersen (Own work.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1988: The U.S. denies an entry visa to Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat, who was seeking permission to travel to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly. The assembly would later vote to move the meeting to Geneva, Switzerland.

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