St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died.
President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
Rebecca L. Felton became the first woman U.S. Senator when she was appointed to serve out the term of Senator Thomas E. Watson.
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes formally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Captain Kangaroo and The Mickey Mouse Club premiered on television.
Frank Robinson was named the first African-American manager in major league baseball.
East Germany and West Germany united to become Germany, 45 years after being split into two countries at the end of World War II.