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- 1271 – Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), offeecially merkin the stairt o the Yuan dynasty o Mongolie an Cheenae.
- 1777 – The Unitit States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, merkin the recent veectory bi the American rebels ower Breetish General John Burgoyne at Saratoga in October.
- 1865 – US Secretar o State William Seward proclaims the adoption o the Thirteent Amendment, proheebitin sclavery ootthrou the USA.
- 1892 – Premiere performance o The Nitcracker bi Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (picturt) in Saunt Petersburg, Roushie.
- 1916 – Warld War I: The Battle o Verdun ends whan German forces under Chief o staff Erich von Falkenhayn are defeatit bi the French, an thole 337,000 casualties.