On this day: November 26

POSTED: 09:03 PM PST Nov 25, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 25, 2015 

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.

OTD November 26 - Mars Science Laboratory
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U.S. Air Force/George Roberts

2011: The robotic Mars Science Laboratory, the largest rover ever sent to Mars, is launched by NASA. The rover, Curiosity, would land in Gale Crater on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, with a goal of finding evidence of past or present life on the planet.


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