1863 President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26th as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).
1916 The Cheyenne Leader for November 26, 1916 (but with a date error): U.S. Ready to Ratify Protocol With Mexico
We need to note here that the Leader made an error on its date on page 1. To show that, we've uploaded page 2 as well. This was the November 26 paper, note the November 25 paper.
Woodrow Wilson, the Leader reported, was ready to ratify the protocol with Mexico. But was Carranza ready? The battle appeared to be turning for Carranza's enemy, Villa, in Chihuahua.
In Washington, John E. Osborne, former Wyoming Governor, appeared to be pondering leaving his Assistant Secretary of State position in the Wilson administration in order to head back to Wyoming.
And sad news was reported regarding the death if Inez Milholland Bossevain, who had been in Cheyenne during the Presidential campaign.
And the Governor put out a Thanksgiving message for the upcoming holiday.
1919 USS Laramie, a fleet replenishment oiler, launched.
1926 Utah's John M. Browning died. Browning is regarded as the most successful firearms designer of all time.
1934 Charles E. Richardson, publisher of the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner from 1974 to 2005 born in Newcastle Wyoming.
1942 Lusk announces they will forgo outdoor Christmas lights in accordance with a request from the War Production Board. Attribution. Wyoming History Calendar.
1948 Former Governor Frank E. Lucas died in Buffalo, Wyoming. He had been Wyoming's Secretary of State from 1923 to 1927, and Governor in 1925 after the death of Governor Ross. He left office in 1927 and spent the rest of his life as the editor and publisher of the Buffalo Bulletin.
1984 Big Nose George Parrott's remains given to the Carbon County Museum. Attribution: Wyoming State Historical Society.
2004 The Snake River Ranch added to the National Registry of Historic Places.