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 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

  • 1784
    The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
  • 1842
    The University of Notre Dame is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
  • 2003
    Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.

Who were born on November 26?

  • 1288
    Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
  • 1869
    Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)
  • 1878
    Marshall Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
  • 1905
    Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1909
    Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1943
    Bruce Paltrow, American producer and director (d. 2002)
  • 1970
    Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
  • 1972
    Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
  • 1976
    Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Natasha Bedingfield, British singer

Who died on November 26?

  • 1896
    Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
  • 1928
    Reinhard Scheer, German naval officer (b. 1863)
  • 1974
    Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. 1903)
  • 1996
    Michael Bentine, British comedian (b. 1922)
  • 1998
    Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • 2001
    Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (b. 1943)
  • 2002
    Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2004
    Philippe de Broca, French film director (b. 1933)
  • 2006
    Isaac Gálvez, Spanish pro cyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2007
    Mel Tolkin, television comedy writer (b. 1913)

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