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Published Nov 26, 2012 at 04:00AM

It’s Monday, Nov. 26, the 331st day of 2012. There are 35 days left in the year.

Happenings

• It’s Cyber Monday, a term coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online sales spiked on the Monday following Thanksgiving. It’s forecast to be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row.

• The owner of a Bangladeshi garment factory meets with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.

• Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is expected to meet with the Supreme Council of the Judiciary over his decree elevating his edicts above any court.

In History

Highlights: In 1842, the founders of the University of Notre Dame arrived at the school’s present-day site near South Bend, Ind. In 1933, a judge in New York decided the James Joyce book “Ulysses” was not obscene and could be published in the United States. In 1942, the motion picture “Casablanca,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York.

Ten years ago: WorldCom and the government settled a civil lawsuit over the company’s $9 billion accounting scandal.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush met separately at the White House with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority a day ahead of a major Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Md. Vice President Dick Cheney experienced an irregular heartbeat and was taken to George Washington University Hospital for evaluation.

One year ago: NASA’s Curiosity rover blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on an 8 1/2-month, 354 million-mile journey to Mars.

Birthdays

Singer Tina Turner is 73. Actor Peter Facinelli is 39. Pop singer Natasha Bedingfield is 31. Ben Wysocki (The Fray) is 28.

— From wire reports

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