On This Day in 1778, Captain James Cook became the first European to set foot on Maui.
On This Day in 1789, after a request from Congress, President George Washington proclaimed this day would observe a national Thanksgiving day.
On This Day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed November 26th as a National Thanksgiving day. It would from this day forwards be celebrated on the last Thursday of November every year.
However, since 1941, it has been held on the fourth Thursday of November each year.
On This Day in 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people to set foot in the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
On This Day in History in 1942, Casablanca premiered in New York City.