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 - Mars Science Laboratory
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U.S. Air Force/George Roberts

2011: The robotic Mars Science Laboratory, the largest rover ever sent to Mars, is launched by NASA. The rover, Curiosity, would land in Gale Crater on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, with a goal of finding evidence of past or present life on the planet.

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