1. On this day in 1778: In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook became the first European to visi Maui.
2. On this day in 1789: A national Thanksgiving Day was observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by the Congress. It became an official Federal holiday in 1863.
3. On this day in 1922: Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
4. On this day in 1941: President Franklin D Roosevelt signed a bill that established the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
5. On this day in 1949: The Constituent Assembly of India adopted the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
6. On this day in 1965: In the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launched a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1, on board.
7. On this day in 1968: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescued an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor.
8. On this day in 1990: The Delta II rocket made its maiden flight. Delta II was an American space launch system, originally designed and built by McDonnell Douglas. Delta II was part of the Delta rocket family and entered service in 1989. Delta II vehicles included the Delta 6000, and two Delta 7000 variants ("Light" and "Heavy").
9. On this day in 1998: Tony Blair became the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
10. On this day in 2008: Mumbai was attacked by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba.
11. On this day in 2012: Mikhail Korniyenko and Scott Kelly, veteran astronauts, were chosen to carry out the first year-long mission to the International Space Station in 2015.