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What happened on November 26
- November 26, 0043 "BC The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (""Octavian"", later ""Caesar Augustus""), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed."
- November 26, 0783 The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
- November 26, 1703 "Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships"
- November 26, 1716 The first lion exhibited in America (Boston)
- November 26, 1778 Capt Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands)
- November 26, 1778 "In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui."
- November 26, 1789 A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
- November 26, 1789 The first national thanksgiving
- November 26, 1793 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
- November 26, 1805 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
- November 26, 1825 "At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity."
- November 26, 1825 "The first college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))"
- November 26, 1832 The first streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12«. fare)
- November 26, 1861 "At Wheeling, a convention adopts a constitution for new state West Virginia"
- November 26, 1862 Charles Dodgson (AKA Lewis Carroll) sends the handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures Underground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.
- November 26, 1863 American Civil War: Mine Run Union forces under General George Meade position against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
- November 26, 1865 Alice in Wonderland published
- November 26, 1865 "Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile."
- November 26, 1885 The first meteor photograph
- November 26, 1895 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association formed
- November 26, 1909 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
- November 26, 1918 "The Podgorica Assembly votes for ""union of the people"", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia."
- November 26, 1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
- November 26, 1922 KING TUT'S tomb entered
- November 26, 1922 Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so but it was not widely distributed).
- November 26, 1924 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
- November 26, 1938 Tina Turner born
- November 26, 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.
- November 26, 1940 "Nazis force 500,000 Warsaw Jews to live in walled ghetto"
- November 26, 1941 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
- November 26, 1941 Lebanon gains independence from France
- November 26, 1941 Thanksgiving Holiday delcared by FDR
- November 26, 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.
- November 26, 1942 "The film Casablanca premieres at the Hollywood Theater in New York City, as Allied Expeditionary Forces (AEF) secure their hold on North Africa during World War II."
- November 26, 1945 "During snow storm, school bus crashes, killing 15 (Washington)"
- November 26, 1949 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
- November 26, 1949 The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India's constitution.
- November 26, 1950 "China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River"
- November 26, 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."
- November 26, 1962 "The first recording session under the name ""Beatles"""
- November 26, 1964 "Nine helicopters of HU-2 and four from NAS Lakehurst, assisted the Coast Guard in the rescue of 17 men from the Norwegian tanker Stolt Dagali cut in two by collision with the Israeli liner Shalom off the New Jersey coast."
- November 26, 1965 "France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)"
- November 26, 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."
- November 26, 1966 "First major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France"
- November 26, 1966 "The first major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France"
- November 26, 1969 Creams' final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
- November 26, 1970 "In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record."
- November 26, 1973 "Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape"
- November 26, 1974 Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)
- November 26, 1975 Fed jury found Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
- November 26, 1976 "Ringo releases ""Hey Baby"" single"
- November 26, 1977 "'Vrillon', representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for five minutes at 5:12 PM."
- November 26, 1978 "10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY"
- November 26, 1980 Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
- November 26, 1982 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by the Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
- November 26, 1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
- November 26, 1983 "Brinks Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly 26 million are stolen from the Brinks Mat vault at Heathrow Airport."
- November 26, 1983 "Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million"
- November 26, 1985 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
- November 26, 1986 Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
- November 26, 1988 "Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev and Jean-Loup Chretien launch"
- November 26, 1988 Arafat Refused Entry into the U.S.
- November 26, 1988 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
- November 26, 1990 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion
- November 26, 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait
- November 26, 1990 The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
- November 26, 1991 Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students
- November 26, 1998 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
- November 26, 2003 "Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England."
- November 26, 2004 "Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China."
- November 26, 2007 "Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor is shot at his home in Miami, Florida. He died a day later of sustained wounds."
- November 26, 2009 "A gunman attacks the University of Pécs in southern Hungary, killing one and injuring at least three people."
- November 26, 2009 All pleas to halt British hacker Gary McKinnon being extradited to the United States to face trial for breaking into NASA and military computers looking for UFO evidence fail as UK Home Secretary orders his extradition.
- November 26, 2009 Ceremonies are held in India to mark the first anniversary of a series of attacks in Mumbai by Pakistani militants which killed 166 people.
- November 26, 2009 "China unveils its first firm target to cut greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of a United Nations summit in Copenhagen next month."
- November 26, 2009 Citizens of St Vincent and the Grenadines reject a new constitution which would have replaced Queen Elizabeth II with a president as Head of State.
- November 26, 2009 "Floods in Saudi Arabia kill around 77 people in Jeddah, Rabigh and Mecca, and a further 351 are missing in the heaviest rainfall in years."
- November 26, 2009 Germany's army chief Wolfgang Schneiderhan resigns over allegations of a cover up related to a September NATO airstrike in northern Afghanistan.
- November 26, 2009 "Ireland's Taoiseach Brian Cowen is confronted by displeased residents in Athlone during his half-day tour of flood-hit areas in Galway, Offaly, Roscommon and Westmeath."
- November 26, 2009 Police in Hong Kong attempt to find the founder of a Facebook group whose members claim to have planned to commit a mass suicide on December 21.
- November 26, 2009 South Korea's Constitutional Court strikes down a decades old law that punished men for making false promises of marriage to engage in sexual relations with women.
- November 26, 2009 Thanksgiving day - US - (always last Thursday of November)
- November 26, 2009 "The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) labels the Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines the ""single deadliest event for the press"" ever documented."
- November 26, 2009 "The Murphy Report, commissioned by the Irish government, finds that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin covered up widespread sexual abuse of children by priests until the mid 1990s."
- November 26, 2009 The Namibian National Society for Human Rights announces it will approach the High Court after the electoral commission withdraws its observer status for the general election on Friday.
- November 26, 2009 The Supreme Court in Bogotá convicts and sentences former general Jaime Uscátegui to 40 years in prison for his role in the Mapiripán Massacre in 1997 by far right militias.
- November 26, 2011 "Important Islamic date - Islamic New Year: November 26, 2011 (1433 A.H.)"
- November 26, 2015 Thanksgiving day - US - (always last Thursday of November)