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 - Notre Dame chapel
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1842: The University of Notre Dame is founded by Father Edward Sorin of the Congregation of Holy Cross on land donated by the bishop of Vincennes, Indiana. Sorin and eight Holy Cross brothers start the school in an old log chapel on the site with two students.

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