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Sunday, 26 November 2017

On this day: 26 November

ON THIS DAY- On this day in 1789, a day of thanksgiving was set aside by US President George Washington to observe the adoption of the constitution, making it the first national Thanksgiving in the US. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day officially in 1941. On this day in 1924, the Mongolian People’s Republic was proclaimed after the defeat of the White Russians and the Chinese. In 1950, the People’s Republic of China officially entered the Korean War on the side of North Korea. In 1940, the half mn Jews of Warsaw, Poland, were forced by the Nazis to live within a walled ghetto. An armed gang carried out Britain’s largest ever robbery at London’s Heathrow Airport on this day in 1983, stealing GBP 25 mn worth of gold bullion. Also from the UK, Prime Minister John Major announced in 1992, that Queen Elizabeth II will be paying income tax starting from the following year after informing him she wished to make changes to her tax arrangements. The movie Casablanca premiered this day in 1942 to become one of Hollywood’s most-revered films. In 2015, we were reporting on news that evading VAT could result in a five-year prison sentence and Dolphinus’ plans to import natural gas from Israel. In 2014, we were covering President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s visit to Italy.

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