This year, Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 27. As it turns out, a few other interesting things happened on this same date in history:
Alfred Nobel established the Nobel Peace Prize. And then, 99 years later, Yasser Arafat won it, proving nothing good lasts forever.
Notorious bank robber Baby Face Nelson walked directly into a hail of bullets in an attempt to kill two FBI agents in a scene recalled later as the Battle of Barrington. He was shot 17 times.
Bruce Lee was born. Chuck Norris wasn’t scared.
The National Guard finally was able to withdraw from Little Rock, Arkansas, after the integration of Central High School…paving the way for a black man to run for president 51 years later.
A Bolivian man disguised as a priest stabbed Pope Paul VI in the chest with a dagger in the Philippines. And 37 years later, most Americans still can’t find Bolivia or the Philippines on