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 - HMT Rohna
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1943: The HMT Rohna, a troop ship carrying U.S. troops, is sunk by a Luftwaffe air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria, killing 1,138 men. The sinking is the largest loss of U.S. troops at sea in a single incident.


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