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 - Sojourner Truth
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National Portrait Gallery

1883: American abolitionist and women's right activist Sojourner Truth dies at the age of 86 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Truth was born into slavery under the birth name Isabella Baumfree but escaped to freedom as an adult with her infant daughter in 1826. A year later, she went to court to recover her son, becoming the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.


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