On This Day in History for November 26 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 122 of 122

  • 1985 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

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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 Comores coup under Bob Benard
  • 1989 Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes President of Uruguay
  • 1989 Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
  • 1990 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

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1990 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
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 Sir Alec Jeffreys, British geneticist who developed widely-used techniques for DNA fingerprinting, becomes honorary freeman of the city of Leicester
  • 1995 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI

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1998 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • 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.
  • 2011 NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpoint in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others
  • 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
  • 2015 UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day

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