In 1226: St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died; he was canonized in 1228.
In 1863: President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day.
In 1941: Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been “broken” and would “never rise again.”
In 1990: West Germany and East Germany merged into a unified country.
In 1995: O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.