What are the important events that happened on November 26? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
November 26: Facts & Myths About This Day
November 26 is the 330th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 13, 2023 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 472,488 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontagon’ day.
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 76 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,992 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 26 Historical Events
The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
The University of Notre Dame is founded.
World War II: HMT Rohna sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India’s constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
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.
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.
Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
Who were born on November 26?
Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)
Marshall Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004)
Bruce Paltrow, American producer and director (d. 2002)
Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Who died on November 26?
Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
Reinhard Scheer, German naval officer (b. 1863)
Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. 1903)
Michael Bentine, British comedian (b. 1922)
Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (b. 1943)
Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
Philippe de Broca, French film director (b. 1933)
Isaac Gálvez, Spanish pro cyclist (b. 1975)
Mel Tolkin, television comedy writer (b. 1913)
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