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Associated Press, Published November 25 2010

On this date in history: Nov. 25 marks more than Thanksgiving

Today, Nov. 25, is the 329th day of 2010. There are 36 days left in the year on this Thanksgiving Day.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 25, 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid

to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, first lady

Jacqueline Kennedy, lighted an "eternal flame" at the gravesite.

On this date:

In 1783, the British evacuated New York, their last military

position in the United States during the Revolutionary War.

In 1940, the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker made his debut

in the animated short "Knock Knock."

In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a slight

stroke.

In 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard regained the World Boxing Council

welterweight championship when Roberto Duran abruptly quit in the

eighth round at the Louisiana Superdome.

In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald

Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from

secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels.

In 1999, five-year-old Elian Gonzalez was rescued by a pair of

sport fishermen off the coast of Florida, setting off an

international custody battle.

In 2002, President George W. Bush signed legislation creating

the Department of Homeland Security and appointed Tom Ridge to be

its head.

One year ago: Toyota said it would replace the gas pedals on 4

million vehicles in the United States because the pedals could get

stuck in the floor mats and cause sudden acceleration.