Events in History on November 26

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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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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