A to Z This Day in World History | November 26th

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Here are some historical events that occurred on November 26:

1942: The film “Casablanca,” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premiered in New York City.

1789: The United States observed its first Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

1922: The Toll of the Sea, the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed), was released.

2008: The city of Mumbai, India, was rocked by a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that lasted until November 29, killing at least 166 people and injuring hundreds.

1943: The Tehran Conference began. Leaders of the Allied powers, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, met to discuss strategy during World War II.

1863: President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, setting the precedent for the modern holiday.

1783: The British evacuated New York City, their last military position in the United States, during the American Revolutionary War.

1977: The “Kelly Barnes Dam” in Georgia, USA, failed, resulting in the Toccoa Flood, causing 39 deaths.

1983: Brink’s-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million were stolen from the Heathrow International Trading Estate.

2000: George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida’s electoral votes by Katherine Harris, Secretary of State of Florida, despite numerous allegations of irregularities in the voting process.

These are just a few examples, and there are undoubtedly many more events that have occurred on November 26 throughout history.

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