1789 – A day of Thanksgiving was set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. This date was later used to set the date for Thanksgiving.
1863 – President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day.
1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3,000 years.
1942 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing.
1950 – China entered the Korean War, launching a counter-offensive against soldiers from the United Nations, the United States and South Korea.
1975 – Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme is found guilty of an attempt on President Gerald Ford’s life.
2000 – Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified Republican George W. Bush as the winner over Democrat Al Gore in the state’s presidential balloting by 537 votes.