November 26 in recent years
is the 330th day of the year (331st in November 26 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year.
Events [ ]
43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
783 - The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
1778 - In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
1789 - A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
1805 - Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
1825 - At Union College in Schenectady a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
1842 - The University of Notre Dame is founded.
1862 - Charles Dodgson (AKA Lewis Carroll) sends the handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures Underground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.
1863 - American Civil War: Mine Run - Union forces under General George Meade position against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
1865 - Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso.
1909 - Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
1917 - The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
1918 - The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
1922 - Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamun in over 3000 years. 1922 -
debuts as the first general release Toll of the Sea film to use two-tone Technicolor ( was the first film to do so but it was not widely distributed). The Gulf Between
1939 - Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
1941 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
1942 - Holocaust: Shoah: 572 Norwegian Jews are deported to Auschwitz on the cargo vessel Donau. This was the first step on the journey to the death camp Auschwitz. Altogether the total number of Jews deported from Norway was 767. 25 of the deported survived. 1942 - The film
premieres at the Casablanca Hollywood Theater in New York City, as Allied Expeditionary Forces (AEF) secure their hold on North Africa during World War II. 1942 - World War II:
Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
1944 - World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp.
1949 - The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India's constitution.
1950 - Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and American forces ( Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
1965 - In the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, on board, becoming the third country to enter Asterix-1 outer space.
1968 - Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
1970 - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
1977 - ' Vrillon', representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for five minutes at 5:12 PM.
1983 - Brinks Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brinks Mat vault at Heathrow Airport.
1986 - Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
1990 - The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
1998 - Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament. 2003 - Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.
Births [ ]
1288 - Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
1436 - Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
1607 - John Harvard, English-born clergyman (d. 1638)
1609 - Henry Dunster, English president of Harvard College (d. 1659)
1657 - William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)
1678 - Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)
1703 - Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer (d. 1758)
1731 - William Cowper, English poet (d. 1800)
1792 - Sarah Grimké, American abolitionist and feminist (d. 1873)
1827 - Ellen G. White, American religious leader (d. 1915)
1828 - René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
1832 - Mary Edwards Walker, American feminist physician (d. 1919)
1832 - Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
1847 - Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
1857 - Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
1858 - Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)
1864 - Edward Higgins, 3rd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1947)
1869 - Maud (d. 1938)
1876 - Willis Carrier, American engineer and inventor (d. 1950)
1878 - Marshall Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
1885 - Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
1889 - Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (d. 1976)
1894 - Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (d. 1964) 1894 -
James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto (d. 1974)
1895 - Bill Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
1898 - Karl Ziegler, German chemist, Nobel Prize laurete (d. 1973)
1899 - Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
1904 - Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
1905 - Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
1907 - Ruth Patrick, American botanist
1908 - Charles Forte, Scottish hotelier (d. 2007) 1908 -
Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (d. 1989)
1909 - Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004) 1909 -
Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born french playwright (d. 1994)
1910 - Cyril Cusack, Irish actor (d. 1993)
1912 - Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
1915 - Earl Wild, American pianist
1919 - Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer
1920 - Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
1922 - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
1924 - George Segal, American Pop Sculptor (d. 2000)
1925 - Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
1927 - Ernie Coombs, American children's entertainer (d. 2001)
1931 - Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 1931 -
Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Cardinal Archbishop of Utrecht
1933 - Robert Goulet, American singer and actor (d. 2007)
1937 - Boris Yegorov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1994)
1938 - Porter J. Goss, American Central Intelligence Agency director 1938 -
Rodney Jory, Australian physicist 1938 -
Rich Little, Canadian comedian and actor
1939 - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician 1939 -
Tina Turner, American singer and actress
1941 - Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano
1942 - Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone
1943 - Bruce Paltrow, American producer and director (d. 2002) 1943 -
Marilynne Robinson, American writer
1944 - Jean Terrell, American singer ( The Supremes)
1945 - Daniel Davis, American actor 1945 -
John McVie, British musician ( Fleetwood Mac) 1945 -
Björn von Sydow, Swedish poltician
1946 - Art Shell, American football player and coach
1947 - Susanne Zenor, American actress 1947 -
Roger Wehrli, American football player
1948 - Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer 1948 -
Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995) 1948 -
Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter 1948 -
Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
1949 - Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995) 1949 -
Vincent A. Mahler, American educator
1951 - Cicciolina, Italian porno actress and politician
1953 - Harry Carson, American football player
1954 - Roz Chast, American cartoonist 1954 -
Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan militant leader
1956 - Dale Jarrett, American race car driver 1956 -
Don Lake, Canadian television writer
1960 - Chuck Eddy, American music journalist 1960 -
Harold Reynolds, American baseball player
1961 - Lisa Moretti, American professional wrestler
1962 - Chuck Finley, American baseball pitcher
1964 - Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
1966 - Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian actress and model
1967 - Ridley Jacobs, West Indian cricketer
1968 - Edna Campbell, Professional women's basketball player, retired 2006
1969 - Shawn Kemp, American basketball player 1969 -
Kara Walker, American artist
1970 - Delilah Cotto, Puerto Rican actress, dancer and model
1970 - Dave Hughes, Australian comedian 1970 -
Alex Taylor, Argentinian porn star
1971 - Ronald "Winky" Wright, American boxer
1972 - Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
1973 - Peter Facinelli, American actor
1974 - Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress
1975 - Patrice Lauzon, French Canadian figure skater
1976 - Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler 1976 -
Brian Schneider, American baseball player
1977 - Ivan Basso, Italian bicyclist 1977 -
Forrest Griffin, American MMA-fighter 1977 -
John Parrish, American baseball player
1978 - Matthew Taylor, American bassist ( Motion City Soundtrack)
1980 - Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
1981 - Stephan Andersen, Danish international footballer 1981 -
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer 1981 -
Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player 1981 -
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress 1981 -
Natalie Gauci, Australian Idol 2007 winner
1984 - Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
1985 - Lil' Fizz, American singer
1986 - Trevor Morgan, American actor 1986 -
Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter 1992 - Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stephanie of Monaco
Deaths [ ]
399 - Pope Siricius
666 - Yeon Gaesomun dictator of Goguryeo (other sources indicate death date as 664 or 665)
1252 - Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)
1326 - Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286)
1504 - Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
1621 - Radulph Agas, English surveyor
1639 - John Spottiswoode, Scottish historian (b. 1565)
1651 - Henry Ireton, English Civil War general (b. 1611)
1688 - Philippe Quinault, French writer (b. 1635)
1689 - Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (b. 1635)
1717 - Daniel Purcell, British composer (b. 1664)
1719 - John Hudson, British classical scholar (b. 1662)
1780 - James Denham Steuart, British economist (b. 1712)
1836 - John MacAdam, British road builder (b. 1756)
1851 - Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)
1855 - Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet (b. 1798)
1857 - Joseph von Eichendorff, German poet (b. 1788)
1876 - Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist (b. 1792)
1883 - Sojourner Truth, American abolitionist (b. 1797)
1885 - Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist (b. 1813)
1892 - Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1825)
1896 - Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818) 1896 -
Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
1928 - Reinhard Scheer, German naval officer (b. 1863)
1934 - Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b. 1866)
1941 - Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (b. 1861) 1941 -
Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (b. 1876)
1943 - Edward O'Hare, American ace pilot (b. 1914)
1952 - Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
1954 - Bill Doak, American baseball player (b. 1891)
1956 - Tommy Dorsey, American bandleader (b. 1905)
1959 - Albert Ketèlbey, British composer (b. 1875)
1962 - Albert Sarraut, French politician (b. 1872)
1963 - Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano (b. 1882)
1981 - Max Euwe, Dutch chess player (b. 1901)
1987 - Thomas G. Lanphier, American aviator (b. 1915)
1991 - Bob Johnson, American hockey coach (b. 1931)
1994 - David Bache, British car designer (b. 1925) 1994 -
Joey Stefano, American actor (b. 1968)
1996 - Paul Rand, American graphic designer (b. 1914) 1996 -
Michael Bentine, British comedian (b. 1922)
1998 - Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
2001 - Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (b. 1943)
2002 - Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur (b. 1915) 2002 -
Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
2003 - Stefan Wul, French writer (b. 1922) 2003 -
Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
2004 - Philippe de Broca, French film director (b. 1933)
2005 - Stan Berenstain, children's author (b. 1923)
2006 - Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923) 2006 -
Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host (b. 1933) 2006 -
Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943) 2006 -
Casey Coleman, American television personality (b. 1951) 2006 -
Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969) 2006 - Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
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106 Familypedia people were born on November 26
127 Familypedia people died on November 26
124 Familypedia people were first married on November 26