Historical Events on 26th November

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43 BC The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.

Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman Emperor
Augustus Caesar
Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
  • 579 Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 783 Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.

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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.

Wallachian Prince Vlad the Impaler
Wallachian Prince
Vlad the Impaler
  • 1527 Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
  • 1580 French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
  • 1648 Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westphalia
  • 1688 Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

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1688 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1688 King James II escapes back to London
  • 1703 Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) - thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen
  • 1716 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
  • 1741 French & Beiers army occupies Prague
  • 1764 France bans Jesuit enorde
  • 1778 Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
  • 1784 Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
  • 1789 1st national Thanksgiving in USA
  • 1793 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
  • 1805 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee
  • 1825 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
  • 1832 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)
  • 1835 HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ
  • 1841 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
  • 1842 The University of Notre Dame is founded.
  • 1847 Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice" premieres in Paris

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1859 Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical "All the Year Round"

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1861 West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia
  • 1863 -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA
  • 1864 Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
  • 1864 Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia

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1865 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in USA

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • 1865 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
  • 1867 Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
  • 1868 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th & Folsom
  • 1894 King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
  • 1895 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
  • 1896 1st large indoor football game, U of Chic beats U of Mich 7-6
  • 1896 A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle
  • 1898 -27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die
  • 1898 SS Portland “The Titanic of New England” leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed
  • 1901 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa
  • 1905 1st Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1909 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • 1910 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
  • 1913 Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
  • 1913 Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
  • 1914 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
  • 1916 Greece declares war on Germany
  • 1916 Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched'
  • 1917 The new government of Russia offers an armistice to Germany and Austria-Hungary
  • 1918 The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.

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1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • 1924 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
  • 1925 Netherlands & Germany sign trade agreement
  • 1927 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
  • 1928 Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden
  • 1928 Philip Barry's "Holiday" premieres in NYC

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1932 Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
  • 1934 German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to Nazis
  • 1934 Turkish regiment decrees importing family names
  • 1939 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
  • 1940 Leidse students strike
  • 1940 Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw

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1941 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1941 General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa
  • 1941 British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
  • 1941 Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
  • 1941 Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France

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1942 "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC

  • 1942 Anti-fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
  • 1944 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor
  • 1944 Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoria
  • 1945 During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)

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1945 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever"

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
Charlie "Bird" Parker

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1945 "Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

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1948 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • 1949 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
  • 1949 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
  • 1950 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • 1952 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1953 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
  • 1954 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
  • 1955 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
  • 1955 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
  • 1955 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
  • 1955 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham
  • 1956 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
  • 1956 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
  • 1957 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
  • 1960 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
  • 1960 25th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 3-0 in Birmingham
  • 1961 For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
  • 1961 Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
  • 1962 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
  • 1962 Fab Four have their first recording session under name The Beatles
  • 1963 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

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1963 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1963 Explorer 18 spacecraft launched by NASA
  • 1964 29th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • 1965 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1965 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
  • 1966 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 1966 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
  • 1966 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
  • 1967 Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
  • 1967 Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
  • 1968 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)
  • 1969 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
  • 1969 Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
  • 1969 Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
  • 1970 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
  • 1972 Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
  • 1972 Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin
  • 1973 Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape
  • 1974 Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal
  • 1974 Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
  • 1974 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
  • 1975 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
  • 1975 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1975 Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP
  • 1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1976 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • 1976 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
  • 1976 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"
  • 1976 Willy Brandt elected chairman of Socialist International
  • 1977 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM.
  • 1977 42nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 48-21 in Birmingham
  • 1978 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
  • 1978 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "A Question of Love"
  • 1978 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
  • 1978 Christina Crawford autobiography "Mommie Dearest" reaches best-seller status
  • 1979 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
  • 1979 Twins John Castino & Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
  • 1980 Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building

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1980 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1982 Clyde King named Yankee manager
  • 1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki

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1982 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1983 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million

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1984 After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 1984 John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
  • 1984 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • 1984 US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1985 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
  • 1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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1985 Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1988 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
  • 1988 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
  • 1989 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
  • 1989 Comores coup under Bob Benard
  • 1989 Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes President of Uruguay
  • 1989 Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

  • 1990 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • 1990 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

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1990 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1990 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
  • 1990 US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1
  • 1991 Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students
  • 1992 57th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-0 in Birmingham
  • 1995 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1995 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 1995 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
  • 1996 Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
  • 1996 Colbert, Floyd & Irwin win Wendy's Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge
  • 1996 Couples, Davies, Sheehan & Sorenstam win Wendy's Lady's 3 Tour Golf
  • 1996 Couples, Love & Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge
  • 1997 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
  • 1998 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

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1999 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 2000 88th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 28-26
  • 2003 Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.
  • 2004 Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
  • 2008 Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
  • 2010 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
  • 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.
  • 2011 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn
  • 2012 10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground
  • 2012 The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion

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2013 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

  • 2015 UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day