What Happened on 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.
  • 1778 Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
  • 1789 1st national Thanksgiving in USA
  • 1865 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in USA
  • 1970 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
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English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt

On November 26, 1922

Famous Weddings

  • 1894 Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1924 Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds "The Kid" actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico
  • 1958 Model Bettie Page (35) weds Armond Walterson in Florida
  • 1962 Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1977 Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York
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