On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1989 India's Congress Party led by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi loses the general election to an opposition front led by V. P. Singh

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi
  • 1990 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 India accepts Pakistan's offer of a ceasefire in Kashmir
  • 2003 Supersonic airplane the Concorde makes its last ever flight, returning to 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair debate - is religion a force for good in the world, in a Monk Debate, Toronto, Canada

Author, Journalist and Orator Christopher Hitchens
Author, Journalist and Orator
Christopher Hitchens
British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • 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
  • 2017 Factory explosion in Chinese port city Ningbo kills at least 2, injuries 30, flattens buildings
  • 2017 Presidential elections held in Honduras with allegations of electoral fraud and resulting violent protests
  • 2018 NASA's InSight mission lands on Mars after a 7 month voyage
  • 2018 Ukraine declares martial law in areas bordering Russia after Russia seizes three of its naval vessels
  • 2018 Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have made the first genetically edited baby
  • 2018 General Motors announces it will close five factories in North America, cutting 14,000 jobs
  • 2018 First multidrug randomized control trial to treat Ebola started in Democratic Republic of Congo announced by the WHO
  • 2018 Third of a species begin dying (23,000) over a two day period, the spectacled flying foxes, unable to survive heatwave of 42 degrees in northern Queensland, Australia
  • 2019 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered on Durres strikes Albania, with at least 51 killed and hundreds injured
  • 2020 Turkey gives life sentences to 337 military officers and others involved in 2016 coup

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