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in 1481 - Battle of Westbroek: The Netherlands defeated Utrecht armies. The armies of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, take over Almería from the Nasrid sovereign of Granada, Muhammad XIII. The American Revolutionary War of 1776: In the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army attacked and successfully defeated a Hesse army troopers.
Clerical Constitutions of the Clergy during the Revolution: 1790 - Louis XVI of France gives his approval to the civil constitution of the clergy. The Second Battle of Wissembourg in 1793: FRACH defeated AUSTRIA. In 1805 - Austria and France signed the Treaty of Bratislava. Russians are holding troops under Napoleon. 1886-1861 - The Trent affair:
The confederated ambassadors James Murray Mason and John Slidell are liberated by the United States administration, thus preventing a possible conflict between the United States and the United Kingdom. The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins. 18862 - Four women convicts who serve as USS Red Rover volunteers are the first women convicts on a U.S. Navy ambulance.
In 1941 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a law setting the 4th Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. After a fight against the Royal Navy, the Battleship Scharnhorst is submerged off the North Cape. In Bastogne, Belgium, George S. Patton's Third Army breaches the perimeter of the encircled US-Army.
Born in 1948 - The last Russian forces retreat from North Korea. Born in 1963 - The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" appear in the United States and mark the beginning of Beatlemania on an unprecedented high. 1972/Vietnam War: As part of Operation Linebacker II, 120 American B-52 Stratofortress bomber Hanoi assaulted, 78 of them from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the biggest one-man fighter in Strategic Air Commanding.
The Soviet-Upper Soviet comes together and officially disbanded the Soviet Union and ended the Cold War. 1994- Four armed Islamic group kidnappers take command of Air France Flight 8969. As the airplane landed in Marseille, a terrorist gendarmerie attack crew gets on the airplane and kill the kidnappers.
St. Stephan's Day (holiday in Alsace, Austria, Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland) and the related holidays: