What happened this day in history November 26

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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 13, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,823,680 minutes 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.

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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 57 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 3,627 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 26 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1784
    The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
  • 1922
    Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 26?

  • 1876
    Willis Carrier, American engineer and inventor (d. 1950)
  • 1924
    George Segal, American Pop Sculptor (d. 2000)
  • 1939
    Tina Turner, American singer and actress
  • 1945
    Björn von Sydow, Swedish politician
  • 1948
    Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • 1949
    Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer
  • 1951
    Cicciolina, Italian pornographic actress and politician
  • 1964
    Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
  • 1971
    Ronald “Winky” Wright, American boxer
  • 1979
    B.J. Averell, American reality television contestant

Who died on November 26?

  • 1651
    Henry Ireton, English Civil War general (b. 1611)
  • 1855
    Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet (b. 1798)
  • 1941
    Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (b. 1876)
  • 1952
    Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • 1977
    Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (b. 1920)
  • 1987
    Thomas G. Lanphier, American aviator (b. 1915)
  • 1991
    Bob Johnson, American hockey coach (b. 1931)
  • 1994
    David Bache, British car designer (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Mel Tolkin, television comedy writer (b. 1913)
  • 2008
    Edna Parker, American supercentenarian (b. 1893)

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