News around Columbus and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in the pages of The Evening Republican and The Republic 10, 25 and 50 years ago.
First Christian Church, Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center and Behavioral Health Center teamed up to prepare 600 Thanksgiving dinners for community residents. Half of the dinners were delivered by volunteers from Federal Express to the homebound, and the rest were served at the church.
A ceremony at The Commons kicked off the second Holiday Lights Festival with four times as many light displays, a neighborhood lighting competition and trees covered in lights at Mill Race Park.
A major portion of the 40,000 acres in Camp Atterbury was declared surplus by the military, boosting plans for turning most of the camp into a national recreation area.
English pirate Edward Teach — better known as “Blackbeard” — was killed during a battle off present-day North Carolina.
Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “La Forza del Destino” had its world premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The First Battle of Ypres during World War I ended with an Allied victory against Germany.
“Bolero” by Maurice Ravel had its premiere at the Paris Opera.
A flying boat, the China Clipper, took off from Alameda, California, carrying more than 100,000 pieces of mail on the first trans-Pacific airmail flight.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan. Lyricist Lorenz Hart died in New York at age 48.