On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st large indoor football game, University of Chicago beats University of Michigan 7-6
  • Amos Alonzo Stagg of University of Chicago creates American football huddle

Famous Deaths

  • Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (The Angel in the House), dies at 73
  • Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (founder of modern electrophysiology), dies at 78