 1839 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.

 1856 – The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxembourg’s uni- lateral adoption of a new, reactionary constitution.

 1863 – American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio Penitentiary and return safely to the South.

 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Mine Run: Union forces under General George Meade take up positions against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

 1895 – At the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.

 1896 – Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is first performed.

 1918 – The Free Territory of Ukraine is established.

 1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

 1940 – In Romania, the ruling Iron Guard fascist party assassinates over 60 of arrested King Carol II of Romania’s aides and other political dissidents.

 1940 – World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.