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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 13, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,298,080 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 67 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 3,262 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 26 Historical Events

  • 1789
    A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
  • 1805
    Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1949
    The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India’s constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Brink’s-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink’s-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport.
  • 2003
    Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1731
    William Cowper, English poet (d. 1800)
  • 1864
    Edward Higgins, 3rd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1947)
  • 1904
    Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • 1908
    Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1931
    Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1939
    Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 1949
    Vincent A. Mahler, American educator
  • 1964
    Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
  • 1981
    Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer
  • 1986
    Trevor Morgan, American actor

Who died on November 26?

  • 1504
    Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
  • 1621
    Radulph Agas, English surveyor (b. c. 1540)
  • 1717
    Daniel Purcell, British composer (b. 1664)
  • 1851
    Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)
  • 1857
    Joseph von Eichendorff, German poet (b. 1788)
  • 1971
    Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (b. 1884)
  • 1987
    Thomas G. Lanphier, American aviator (b. 1915)
  • 1991
    Bob Johnson, American hockey coach (b. 1931)
  • 2002
    Polo Montañez, Cuban singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2005
    Mark Craney, American musician (b. 1952)

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