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Nov. 26 (UPI) — On this date in historical past:
In 1789, U.S. President George Washington declared Nov. 26, 1789, to be Thanksgiving Day. It was the primary U.S. vacation by presidential proclamation.
In 1842, the College of Notre Dame was based in South Bend, Ind.
In 1922, in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, British archaeologists Howard Carter and George Carnarvon turned the primary people to enter King Tutankhamen’s treasure-laden tomb in additional than 3,000 years.
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In 1941, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull submitted U.S. proposals to Japanese peace envoys in Washington.
In 1948, the primary industrial Polaroid digital camera was bought. The inventor of the system and founding father of Polaroid Corp., Edwin H. Land, obtained some 533 patents earlier than his death in 1991.
In 1956, bandleader Tommy Dorsey died at age 51. His information bought greater than 110 million copies.
In 1965, France launched a satellite into house, changing into the world’s third house energy after america and the Soviet Union.
In 1984, america and Iraq restored diplomatic relations, ending a 17-year break.
In 2001, a three-day Afghanistan jail revolt claimed the lifetime of a CIA operative, Johnny Michael Spann, 32, a former U.S. Marine captain. His was the first U.S. combat death in the war.
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In 2005, a 67-year-old textile tycoon in India, Vijaypat Singhania, set the world record for the highest flight in a hot-air balloon, reaching 69,852 toes over Mumbai.
In 2008, militants launched a series of coordinated attacks on Mumbai landmarks and industrial hubs in style with overseas vacationers. Greater than 170 folks died and about 300 had been injured within the three-day siege.
In 2011, america launched an Atlas V rocket to look for life on Mars. Aboard was the rover Curiosity, which might discover the planet, looking for indicators of life.
In 2020, a Turkish court docket handed down life sentences to a whole bunch of individuals charged in a failed 2016 coup try and overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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