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.

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