Thursday, November 22, 2007

On November 22, ...

... 2007 (today), the 4th Thursday of the month, Americans celebrate a day of Thanksgiving. Schoolchildren're taught that this marks a 1621 harvest feast between Native Americans and Puritan settlers. But there're often many good reasons to give thanks, and so many cultures have similar celebrations, though not on this day.
... 1967 (40 years ago today), at U.N. headquarters, was adopted Security Council Resolution 242 setting out a framework for peace in the Middle East. Components included "[w]ithdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict," respect for sovereignty on the parts of all, and "just settlement of the refugee problem."

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