On This Day in History for November 26

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 123


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43 BC Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian (later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony 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

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1778 British explorer Captain James Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • 1784 Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
  • 1789 1st national Thanksgiving in America
  • 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 is published in America

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
  • 1894 King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
  • 1895 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
  • 1896 1st large indoor football game, University of Chicago 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
  • 1909 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • 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

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1916 Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Woodrow Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched'

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 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
  • 1928 Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden
  • 1928 Philip Barry's "Holiday" premieres in NYC
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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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 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
  • 1950 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • 1953 Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
  • 1955 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
  • 1961 For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
  • 1962 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
  • 1963 Explorer 18 spacecraft launched by NASA
  • 1965 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
  • 1966 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
  • 1967 Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
  • 1967 Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1976 Willy Brandt elected chairman of Socialist International

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1978 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
  • 1978 Christina Crawford autobiography "Mommie Dearest" reaches best-seller status
  • 1979 Twins John Castino & Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
  • 1980 Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • 1288 Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
  • 1436 Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
  • 1607 John Harvard, England, clergyman/scholar, founded Harvard Univ
  • 1609 Henry Dunster, English president of Harvard College (d. 1659)
  • 1657 William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)
  • 1663 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)
  • 1678 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)
  • 1731 William Cowper, England, pre-romantic poet (His Task) [NS]
  • 1736 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Mercure de France)
  • 1754 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, born in Nassenhuben (Mokry Dwór), Royal Prussia, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1794)
  • 1795 Carl P Fohr, German painter
  • 1795 Cornelis P J Elout, Dutch military/resident of West Sumatra
  • 1810 William G Armstrong, of Cragside, Baron/British industralist (hydraulic crane)
  • 1816 William Henry Talkbot Walker, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1827 Alfred Moore Scales, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)

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1827 Ellen G. White, American religious leader (Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Gorham, Maine

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White
  • 1828 René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1832 Mary Edwards Walker, American doctor/women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War)
  • 1832 Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
  • 1847 Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
  • 1850 Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929)
  • 1857 Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
  • 1858 Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)

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1861 Albert B. Fall, New Mexico Senator (Teapot Dome Scandal), born in Frankfort, Kentucky

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • 1862 Mark A Stein, archaeologist
  • 1864 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist/poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem)
  • 1869 Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)
  • 1874 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)
  • 1876 Bart A van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style)

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1876 Willis Carrier, American engineer who developed modern air conditioning, born in Angola, New York (d. 1950)

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • 1885 Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
  • 1888 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, born in Nysa (d. 1963)
  • 1894 Norbert Wiener, US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics
  • 1894 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto (d. 1974)
  • 1895 Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system)
  • 1895 William Wilson (Bill), East Dorset, Vermont, co-founder (alcoholics anonymous), (d. 1971)

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1898 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), born in Helsa, German Empire (d. 1973)

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • 1899 Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
  • 1901 Philippus J Idenburg, Dutch statistician
  • 1902 Gerrit Jan van der Veen, [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter
  • 1904 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Ruth Patrick, American botanist
  • 1908 Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)
  • 1909 Eugene Ionesco, playwright
  • 1911 Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs
  • 1911 Ronald Diggens, English fabric manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1911 Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster/prodigy
  • 1912 Eugene Ionesco, Slatina Romania, dramatist (Rhinoceros)
  • 1913 Joshua William Steward, polymath
  • 1918 Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician, President of Chile (1990-94), born in Viña del Mar, Chile (d. 2016)
  • 1919 Frederik Pohl, US, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)
  • 1921 Francoise Gilot, painter, designer, author living legacy award, 1984
  • 1921 Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)

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1922 Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist (Peanuts), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2000)

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • 1924 George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
  • 1925 Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan Dictator, President of Uruguay (1981-85), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner
  • 1927 Ernie Coombs, American children's entertainer (d. 2001)
  • 1930 Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
  • 1931 Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)
  • 1931 Adrianus J "Cardinal" Simonis, archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1932 Marten Beinema, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1936 Margaret Boden, philosopher
  • 1937 Boris Borisovich Yegorov, USSR, doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • 1938 Elizabeth E Bailey, university dean (Carnegie Mellon)
  • 1938 Jeremy Boorda, admiral
  • 1938 Porter J Goss, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • 1938 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
  • 1939 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician
  • 1943 Gerald D Kleczka, (Rep-D-WI, 1984- )
  • 1943 Paul Burnett, English disc-jockey
  • 1943 Marilynne Robinson, American writer
  • 1945 Björn von Sydow, Swedish politician
  • 1946 Angus Suttie, English potter
  • 1949 Maggie Donnelly, bag lady
  • 1949 Vincent A. Mahler, American educator
  • 1951 La Cicciolina, [Ilona Staller], Italian MP, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1953 Hilary Benn, British politician
  • 1954 Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1954 Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan militant leader
  • 1955 Tracy [Raye] Hickman, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • 1956 Nico Slothouwer, Dutch poet (Man & his Bag)
  • 1958 Steve Buyer, (Rep-R-Indiana)
  • 1969 Kara Walker, American artist
  • 1977 Forrest Griffin, American MMA-fighter
  • 1979 B.J. Averell, American online tutor and reality television contestant
  • 1981 Jamie Fiske, liver transplant recipient
  • 1981 Natalie Gauci, Australian Idol 2007 winner
  • 1983 Chris Hughes, American businessman and co-founder of Facebook, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1992 Louis Ducrut, prince/son of Princess Stephanie & Daniel Ducrut

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

1894 Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

HeartWedding of Interest

1977 Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 1993 Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Deaths in History

  • 399 Pope Staint Siricius, reigned 384-99
  • 666 Yeon Gaesomun dictator of Goguryeo (other sources indicate death date as 664 or 665)
  • 1126 Al-Borsoki, emir of Aleppo-Mosoel, assassinated
  • 1240 Edmund Van Abingdon, archbishop of Canterbury/saint, dies
  • 1252 Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)
  • 1267 Gozzolini Silvester, Italian hermit/saint, dies
  • 1326 Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286)
  • 1504 Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
  • 1621 Radulph Agas, English surveyor (C. 1540)
  • 1639 John Spottiswoode, Scottish historian (b. 1565)
  • 1651 Henry Ireton, English gen/parliament leader (Marston Moor), dies at 40
  • 1653 Maximilian Teellinck, vicar, dies at about 51
  • 1688 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53
  • 1689 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (b. February 1, 1635)
  • 1719 John Hudson, British classical scholar (b. 1662)
  • 1776 Dov Baer of Mezhirech, hassidic rabbi, dies
  • 1780 James [Denham] Steuart, 4th Baronet, British economist (b. 1712)
  • 1836 John MacAdam, British road builder (b. 1756)
  • 1851 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)
  • 1854 Matthijs Siegenbeek, literature (Defeated German Spelling), dies
  • 1855 Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56
  • 1857 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (That Freier), dies at 69
  • 1882 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies

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1883 Sojourner Truth, US abolitionist/women's rights advocate, dies at 96

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth
  • 1885 Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (ozone), dies at 71
  • 1892 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1825)
  • 1896 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818)
  • 1896 Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
  • 1923 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer, dies at 60
  • 1926 John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies
  • 1927 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • 1928 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I), dies at 65
  • 1934 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b.1866)
  • 1938 Henry Schultz, US farm commune, dies
  • 1941 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (b. 1861)
  • 1941 Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (b. 1876)
  • 1943 Edward H "Butch" O'hare, US pilot/lt-comdr, dies in battle
  • 1950 Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83
  • 1952 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • 1957 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies
  • 1962 Albert P Sarraut, Indo-China premier (1933, 36), dies at 90
  • 1966 Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77
  • 1968 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • 1970 B O Davis Sr, 1st African American general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • 1971 Joe Adonis, US crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ, dies at 68
  • 1974 Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • 1981 Max Euwe, Dutch world chess champion (1935-37), dies at 80
  • 1986 Betico Croes, Arubian politician, dies in an accident at 48
  • 1987 Thomas G Lanphier Jr, US WW II pilot, dies at 71
  • 1989 Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies
  • 1991 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies at 64
  • 1991 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
  • 1993 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Izz-Danish al-Qassem-leader, shot to death
  • 1993 Mart Kempers, sculptor, dies at 69
  • 1994 Arturo Rivera Damas, archbishop of El Salvador (1980-94), dies at 71
  • 1994 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), dies at 69
  • 1995 Charles Warrell, big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher, dies at 106
  • 1995 Max Fernandez, businessman/politician, dies at 52
  • 1995 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner, dies at 79
  • 1995 Terri Jewell, writer, dies at 40
  • 1996 Hans Klein, politician, dies at 65
  • 1996 Paul Rand, graphic designer, dies at 82
  • 1998 Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • 2001 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Stefan Wul, French writer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Stan Berenstain, children's author, (d. 2005)
  • 2006 Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • 2007 Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Steve Fossett, American Aviator (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian (b. 1893)
  • 2012 Joseph Murray, English plastic surgeon, dies from a hemorrhagic stroke at 93