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.
1895: William Griffith "Bill" Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, is born in East Dorset, Vermont. Wilson, who drank no alcohol for the last 37 years of his life, was commonly known as "Bill W." or "Bill" during his life, following AA's Twelfth Tradition of anonymity. He died of emphysema complicated by pneumonia at age 75 on Jan. 24, 1971.
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