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 - indoor football
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1896: The first large indoor football game takes place as the University of Chicago beats the University of Michigan 7-6 at the Chicago Coliseum. The last portion of the game, to decide the Western Conference (later to be known as the Big Ten Conference) championship, was also played under electric lights.


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