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This Day In History: Nov. 26

This Day in History

1789: The U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving Day for the first time.
1917: The new Bolshevik government in Russia abolishes all class privileges.
1943: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chiang Kai-shek, and Winston Churchill conclude a meeting in Cairo to plan their wartime strategy against Japan.
1950: The Chinese Communists officially enter the Korean War.
1979: As a result of civil war between government troops and Muslim rebels, some 300,000 Afghan refugees flee to Pakistan.

Today's Birthdays

1909: Eugène Ionesco, playwright (Slatina, Romania; died 1994)
1910: Cyril Cusack, actor (Durban, South Africa; died 1993)
1912: Eric Sevareid, TV journalist (Velva, ND; died 1992). Charles Schulz, cartoonist and creator of Peanuts (Minneapolis, MN; died 2000)
1933: Robert Goulet, singer (Lawrence, MA)
1938: Rich Little, comedian (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). Porter Goss, former Director of Central Intelligence (Waterbury, CT)
1939: Tina Turner, singer (Brownsville, TN)
1969: Shawn Kemp, basketball player (Elkhart, IN)

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