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1789 Amer­i­cans ob­served a day of thanksgivi­ng set aside by Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton to mark the adop­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion of the United States.

1883 For­mer slave and abo­li­tion­ist So­journer Truth died in Bat­tle Creek, Mich.

1933 A judge in New York ruled the James Joyce book “Ulysses” was not ob­scene and could be pub­lished in the United States.

1943 Dur­ing­world War II, the HMT Rohna, a Bri­tish trans­port ship car­ry­ing Amer­i­can sol­diers, was hit by a Ger­man­mis­sile off Al­ge­ria; 1138 men were killed.

1950 China en­tered the Kore­an­war, launch­ing a coun­terof­fen­sive against sol­diers from the United Na­tions, the US and South Korea.

1973 Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon’s per­sonal sec­re­tary, Rose Mary Woods, told a fed­eral court that she’d ac­ci­den­tally caused part of the 18-1/2-minute gap in a key Water­gate tape.

1992 the Bri­tish gov­ern­ment an­nounced that Queen El­iz­a­beth II had vol­un­teered to start pay­ing taxes on her per­sonal in­come, and would take her chil­dren off the pub­lic pay­roll.

2008 Teams of heav­ily armed Pak­istani gun­men stormed lux­ury ho­tels, a pop­u­lar tourist at­trac­tion and a crowded train sta­tion in Mum­bai, In­dia, leav­ing at least 166 peo­ple dead in a ram­page last­ing some 60 hours.

2010 Pres­i­dent Barack Obama re­ceived 12 stitches in his up­per lip af­ter tak­ing an er­rant el­bow dur­ing a pickup bas­ket­ball game with fam­ily and friends vis­it­ing for the Thanksgivi­ng hol­i­day.

2015 French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande and Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin agreed to tighten co­op­er­a­tion in the fight against the Is­lamic State group.

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