On this day: November 26

POSTED: 09:03 PM PST Nov 25, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 25, 2013 

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 - Notre Dame chapel
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1842: The University of Notre Dame is founded by Father Edward Sorin of the Congregation of Holy Cross on land donated by the bishop of Vincennes, Indiana. Sorin and eight Holy Cross brothers start the school in an old log chapel on the site with two students.

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