Events in History on November 26

Historic Event

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

  • 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.

Historic Event

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.

  • 1527 Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
  • 1580 French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty

Historic Event

1648 Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westphalia

  • 1688 Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

Declaration of War

1688 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands

Historic Event

1688 King James II escapes back to London

  • 1716 1st lion exhibited in America in Boston
  • 1741 French & Beiers army occupies Prague
  • 1764 France bans Jesuit enorde

Historic Event

1778 British explorer Captain James Cook is the first European to visit Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

  • 1784 Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established
  • 1789 1st national Thanksgiving in America

First US Cabinet Meeting

1791 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington's home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph attend.

  • 1805 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee. Longest aqueduct in the UK and highest canal aqueduct in the world.
  • 1825 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
  • 1832 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating in New York City with 12 cent fare
  • 1835 HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for New Zealand
  • 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

Historic Publication

1859 Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical "All the Year Round"

  • 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

Historic Publication

1865 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll is published in America

  • 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 University of Michigan 7-6
  • 1896 Amos Alonzo Stagg of University of Chicago creates American football huddle
  • 1898 -27) Snow and ice storm over US kills 455
  • 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 Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City
  • 1913 Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
  • 1914 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die

Historic Event

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'

  • 1916 Greece declares war on Germany
  • 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
  • 1924 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
  • 1925 Netherlands & Germany sign trade agreement
  • 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 British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
  • 1941 General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa

Attack on Pearl Harbor

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

Historic Event

1944 Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoria

  • 1945 During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)

Historic Event

1948 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras for next 15 years

  • 1949 The Constituent Assembly of India formally adopts a new constitution
  • 1950 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • 1952 1st 3D feature film "Bwana Devil" directed by Arch Oboler premieres in Los Angeles, advertised as "The Miracle of the Age!!! A LION in your lap! A LOVER in your arms!"
  • 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

Historic Event

1965 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Astérix), named after the popular French comic character

  • 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 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
  • 1973 Nixon's personal secretary 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
  • 1975 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1975 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
  • 1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Election of Interest

1976 Former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is elected chairman of the Socialist International (1976-92)

  • 1978 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
  • 1978 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "A Question of Love"
  • 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

Historic Event

1982 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

  • 1983 World's greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
  • 1984 US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1985 23rd NASA Space Shuttle Mission (61-B): Atlantis 2 launches
  • 1985 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Historic Event

1985 Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000

  • 1986 Trial begins in Israel for John Demjanjuk, accused of being Nazi prison guard "Ivan the Terrible" at Treblinka concentration camp
  • 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

Election 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

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

Historic Event

1990 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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.

Historic Event

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

  • 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 Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have made the first genetically edited baby
  • 2018 First multidrug randomized control trial to treat Ebola started in Democratic Republic of Congo announced by the WHO
  • 2018 General Motors announces it will close five factories in North America, cutting 14,000 jobs
  • 2018 NASA's InSight mission lands on Mars after a 7 month voyage
  • 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
  • 2018 Ukraine declares martial law in areas bordering Russia after Russia seizes three of its naval vessels
  • 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
  • 2021 WHO labels COVID-19 variant Omicron a "variant of concern", with its dozens of new mutations, after it emerges in Botswana and South Africa [1]