On this day: November 26

Published On: Nov 25 2012 11:03:40 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 26 2014 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 - Thanksgiving Lincoln
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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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