What happened on November 26? There are more than 250 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 26

November 26 In HistoryNovember 26 is the 331st day of the year 2020. There are 35 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 48th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Baraga, Michigan 49908 sunrise will occur at 08:13 AM and sunset will occur at 05:10 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Sagittarius. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 78 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For November 26

  • 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.
  • 1476
    Vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
  • 1778
    In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
  • 1784
    The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
  • 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, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
  • 1842
    The University of Notre Dame is founded.
  • 1863
    President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).
  • 1865
    Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy Schooner is defeated by a Chilean Corvette north of Valparaiso, Chile.
  • 1909
    Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • 1913
    Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
  • 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
    Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between is the first film to do so but it is not widely distributed).
  • 1922
    Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: HMT Rohna sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
  • 1944
    World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
  • 1944
    World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 1949
    The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India’s constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 1950
    Korean War: Troops from the People’s Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and 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, Asterix-1 on board, becoming the third country to enter 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 (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
  • 1977
    'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain’s Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 pm.
  • 1983
    Brink’s-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink’s-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.
  • 1991
    National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
  • 1998
    Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament.
  • 2003
    Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
  • 2004
    Male Po'ouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
  • 2004
    Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
  • 2008
    2008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba
  • 2011
    2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.

Who Were Born On November 26?

  • 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 leader of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (d. 1915)
  • 1828
    René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1828
    Robert Battey, American surgeon (d. 1895)
  • 1832
    Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
  • 1832
    Mary Edwards Walker, American feminist physician (d. 1919)
  • 1847
    Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
  • 1853
    Bat Masterson, American Old West figure (d. 1921)
  • 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, Queen of Norway (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
    James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto (d. 1974)
  • 1894
    Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (d. 1964)
  • 1895
    William Griffith “Bill” Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
  • 1897
    Wim Hesterman, Dutch boxer (d. 1971)
  • 1898
    Karl Ziegler, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1899
    Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
  • 1902
    Maurice McDonald, American fast food pioneer (d. 1971)
  • 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
    Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born French playwright (d. 1994)
  • 1909
    Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1909
    Fritz Buchloh, German football player and coach (d. 1998)
  • 1910
    Cyril Cusack, Irish actor (d. 1993)
  • 1912
    Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1914
    Charles Breijer, Dutch photographer (d. 2011)
  • 1915
    Earl Wild, American pianist (d. 2010)
  • 1918
    Patricio Aylwin, former President of Chile
  • 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)
  • 1923
    Pat Phoenix, English actress (d. 1986)
  • 1924
    George Segal, American Pop Sculptor (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    Michael Holiday, British singer (d. 1963)
  • 1925
    Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
  • 1927
    Ernie Coombs, American children’s entertainer (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
  • 1931
    Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1931
    Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Dutch 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
    Rich Little, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1938
    Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
  • 1939
    Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 1939
    Tina Turner, American singer and actress
  • 1939
    Wayland Flowers, American Puppeteer (d. 1988)
  • 1940
    Enrico Bombieri, Italian mathematician
  • 1940
    Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano
  • 1942
    Dang Thuy Tram, Vietnamese civilian doctor (d. 1970)
  • 1942
    Olivia Cole, American actress
  • 1943
    Bruce Paltrow, American producer and director (d. 2002)
  • 1943
    Marilynne Robinson, American writer
  • 1944
    Jean Terrell, American singer (The Supremes)
  • 1945
    Björn von Sydow, Swedish politician
  • 1945
    Daniel Davis, American actor
  • 1945
    John McVie, British musician (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1946
    Art Shell, American football player and coach
  • 1947
    Roger Wehrli, American football player
  • 1947
    Susanne Zenor, American actress
  • 1948
    Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter
  • 1948
    Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • 1948
    Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
  • 1949
    Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1949
    Martin Lee, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)
  • 1949
    Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer
  • 1949
    Vincent A. Mahler, American educator
  • 1951
    Cicciolina, Italian pornographic actress and politician
  • 1953
    Harry Carson, American football player
  • 1953
    Hilary Benn, British politician
  • 1954
    Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1954
    Velupillai Prabhakaran, Leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Ceylon (d. 2009)
  • 1956
    Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
  • 1956
    Don Lake, Canadian television writer
  • 1956
    Keith Vaz, British politician
  • 1960
    Chuck Eddy, American music journalist
  • 1960
    Harold Reynolds, American baseball player
  • 1961
    Lisa Moretti, American professional wrestler
  • 1961
    Marcy Walker, American actress
  • 1962
    Chuck Finley, American baseball player
  • 1963
    Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
  • 1963
    Mario Elie, American basketball player
  • 1964
    Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
  • 1965
    Scott Adsit, American actor
  • 1966
    Fahed Dermech, Tunisian footballer
  • 1966
    Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian actress and model
  • 1967
    Ridley Jacobs, West Indian cricketer
  • 1968
    Edna Campbell, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Kara Walker, American artist
  • 1969
    Shawn Kemp, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
  • 1970
    John Amaechi, American-born British basketball player
  • 1971
    Ronald “Winky” Wright, American boxer
  • 1971
    Ryan Robbins, Canadian actor
  • 1972
    Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
  • 1972
    Chris Osgood, Canadian hockey player
  • 1973
    Kristin Bauer, American actress
  • 1973
    Peter Facinelli, American actor
  • 1974
    Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress
  • 1975
    DJ Khaled, Palestinian-American hip-hop/rap artist, DJ and producer
  • 1975
    Patrice Lauzon, French Canadian figure skater
  • 1976
    Andreas Augustsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1976
    Brian Schneider, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • 1977
    Ivan Basso, Italian bicyclist
  • 1977
    John Parrish, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Paris Lenon, American football player
  • 1978
    Matthew Taylor, American bassist (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • 1979
    B.J. Averell, American reality television contestant
  • 1980
    Jason Anthony Griffith, American video game voice actor
  • 1980
    Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1981
    Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player
  • 1981
    Natalie Gauci, Australian singer
  • 1981
    Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
  • 1981
    OJ Da Juiceman, American rapper
  • 1981
    Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer
  • 1982
    Dallas Johnson, Australian rugby league player
  • 1982
    Keith Ballard, American hockey player
  • 1983
    Chris Hughes, American businessman, co-founder of Facebook
  • 1984
    Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1986
    Alberto Sgarbi, Italian rugby player
  • 1986
    Bauke Mollema, Dutch cyclist
  • 1986
    Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
  • 1986
    Trevor Morgan, American actor
  • 1988
    Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model
  • 1990
    Avery Bradley, American basketball player
  • 1990
    Chipmunk, British rapper
  • 1990
    Danny Welbeck, English footballer
  • 1992
    Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
  • 1994
    Erena Ono, Japanese singer (AKB48)

Who Died On November 26?

  • 399
    Pope Siricius
  • 666
    Yeon Gaesomun of Goguryeo (other sources indicate DOD 664 or 665)
  • 1252
    Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)
  • 1504
    Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
  • 1621
    Radulph Agas, English surveyor (b. c. 1540)
  • 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
    Sir 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
    Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
  • 1919
    Felipe Ángeles, Mexican Revolution general (b. 1868)
  • 1926
    John Browning, American firearm designer and inventor (b. 1855)
  • 1928
    Reinhard Scheer, German naval officer (b. 1863)
  • 1934
    Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b. 1866)
  • 1938
    Flora Call Disney, mother of Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney (b. 1868)
  • 1941
    Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (b. 1876)
  • 1941
    Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (b. 1861)
  • 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)
  • 1971
    Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (b. 1884)
  • 1974
    Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. 1903)
  • 1977
    Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (b. 1920)
  • 1981
    Max Euwe, Dutch chess player (b. 1901)
  • 1985
    Vivien Thomas, American surgeon (b. 1910)
  • 1987
    Thomas G. Lanphier, American aviator (b. 1915)
  • 1991
    Bob Johnson, American hockey coach (b. 1931)
  • 1991
    Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (b. 1908)
  • 1994
    David Bache, British car designer (b. 1925)
  • 1994
    Joey Stefano, American actor (b. 1968)
  • 1996
    Michael Bentine, British comedian (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Paul Rand, American graphic designer (b. 1914)
  • 1998
    Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • 2001
    Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (b. 1943)
  • 2002
    Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2002
    Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2003
    Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
  • 2003
    Stefan Wul, French writer (b. 1922)
  • 2004
    Philippe de Broca, French film director (b. 1933)
  • 2005
    Mark Craney, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2005
    Stan Berenstain, American children’s author (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • 2006
    Isaac Gálvez, Spanish pro cyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2006
    Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host (b. 1933)
  • 2006
    Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • 2007
    Mel Tolkin, television comedy writer (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    De'Angelo Wilson, American actor (b. 1979)
  • 2008
    Edna Parker, American supercentenarian (b. 1893)
  • 2010
    Palle Huld, Danish actor (b. 1912)

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