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On October third, 1863, President
Lincoln declared the last Thursday in
November Thanksgiving Day.
On this date:
In 1226, St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the
Franciscan order, died; he was canonized in 1228.
In 1929, the
Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes formally
changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
In 1941, Adolf
Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia
had been "broken" and would "never
In 1942, President
Roosevelt established the Office of Economic
In 1944, during
World War Two, US troops cracked the Siegfried
Line north of Aachen, Germany.
"Captain Kangaroo" and "The Mickey
Mouse Club" premiered on CBS and ABC,
In 1960, "The
Andy Griffith Show" premiered on CBS.
In 1962, astronaut
Wally Schirra blasted off from Cape Canaveral
aboard the "Sigma Seven" on a nine-hour
In 1974, Frank
Robinson was named major-league baseball's first
black manager as he was placed in charge of the
In 1981, Irish
nationalists at the Maze Prison near Belfast,
Northern Ireland, ended seven months of hunger
strikes that had claimed ten lives.
Ten years ago:
West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of
postwar division, declaring the creation of a new
unified country. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
made his first known visit to Kuwait since his
country seized control of the oil-rich emirate.
Five years ago:
The jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial found
the former football star innocent of the 1994
slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown
Simpson, and Ronald Goldman (however, Simpson was
later found liable in a civil trial).
One year ago: Sony
co-founder Akio Morita, the entrepreneur,
engineer and savvy salesman who helped give new
meaning to the words "Made in Japan,"
died in Tokyo at age 78.
"The worst disease
in the world is the plague of vengeance."
Dr. Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist