Bay of Plenty Times
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.