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

  • 43 BC
    The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (“Octavian”, later “Caesar Augustus”), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
  • 1825
    At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
  • 1909
    Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • 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 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: HMT Rohna sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1832
    Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
  • 1885
    Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
  • 1908
    Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1909
    Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born French playwright (d. 1994)
  • 1945
    John McVie, British musician (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1956
    Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
  • 1977
    John Parrish, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
  • 1981
    Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer
  • 1983
    Chris Hughes, American businessman, co-founder of Facebook

Who died on November 26?

  • 1876
    Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist (b. 1792)
  • 1934
    Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b. 1866)
  • 1959
    Albert Ketèlbey, British composer (b. 1875)
  • 1985
    Vivien Thomas, American surgeon (b. 1910)
  • 1994
    Joey Stefano, American actor (b. 1968)
  • 2005
    Mark Craney, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2006
    Isaac Gálvez, Spanish pro cyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2006
    Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2006
    Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • 2007
    Mel Tolkin, television comedy writer (b. 1913)

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