26th November, on this day

43 BC The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed
399 St Siricius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
579 Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
783 The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus
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
1703 Severe gales across England leave 8,000 dead and thousands of buildings destroyed or badly damaged. Royal Navy loses 15 warships
1716 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
1778 Capt Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands)
1789 A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
1793 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
1805 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
1812 James Madison is elected US President defeating De Witt Clinton
1812 Battle of Berezina : The French suffered very heavy losses crossing the River Berezina
1832 Trams are introduced in the streets of New York
1835 Grass Fight : Texans, thinking a Mexican pack train is carrying silver, capture it but only end up with grass.
1841 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Tai-Pan"
1842 The University of Notre Dame is founded.
1857 The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne

1864 Alice in Wonderland published
1865 Battle of Papudo : The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
1867 Mrs Lily Maxwell of Manchester casts her vote in a parliamentary election. She had been placed on the electoral register in error and had to be escorted by a bodyguard to protect her from opponents to womens suffrage
1885 1st meteor photograph
1917 The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
1918 The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
1922 Archaeologists Howard Carter and the Earl of Carnarvon become the first men to see inside the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun at Luxor since it was sealed 3,000 years earlier
1924 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1939 Shelling of Mainila : The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
1940 Nazis force 500,000 Warsaw Jews to live in walled ghetto
1941 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
1941 Lebanon gains independence from France
1941 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
1942 Shoah : 572 Norwegian Jews are deported to Auschwitz on the cargo vessel Donau. This was the first step on the journey to the death camp Auschwitz. Altogether the total number of Jews deported from Norway was 767. 25 of the deported survived.[citation needed]
1942 Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihac in northwestern Bosnia
1943 HMT Rohna a British troop carrier sunk north of Béjaïa in an air attack. Of the 1,138 men lost, 1,015 were American. The attack still constitutes the largest loss of U.S. troops at sea
1943 Battle of Cape St. George : the last engagement of surface ships in the Solomon Islands campaign
1944 Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
1945 During snow storm, school bus crashes in Washington killing 15
1949 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir : Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and American forces ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict
1962 1st recording session under the name "Beatles"
1965 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) Diamant-A rocket with its satellite, Asterix-1
1966 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
1968 British rock group Cream - Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker - appear at a farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London
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 sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1974 Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)
1975 Fed jury found Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
1977 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM.
1978 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
1979 Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK740 crashes after a fire on board. All 156 aboard were killed
1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1982 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by the Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1983 Brinks Mat robbery : Gold bars, worth a total of £25 million are stolen from the Brink's Mat Security warehouse at Heathrow Airport near London
1986 Iran-Contra scandal : U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission
1988 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev and Jean-Loup Chretien launch
1988 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
1990 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait
1998 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
2003 Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, UK
2004 Ruzhou School massacre : a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China
2004 Male Po'o-uli dies of avian malaria in Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct. .

November 26th 2005

Gaza border with Egypt re-opens

Canada outlines native cash deal

Probe 'gathers asteroid material'

November 26th 2006

Bomber strikes Afghan restaurant

Berlusconi collapses during rally

Turkish protests at Pope's visit

November 26th 2007

Chad fighting shatters ceasefire

'Muhammad' teddy teacher arrested

'Super' scanner shows key detail

November 26th 2008

Mumbai rocked by deadly shootings

Cholera Zimbabwe's 'worst crisis'

Latin America tops murder tables

November 26th 2009

Saudi Arabia floods kill 77

Germany's top soldier quits over Afghanistan raid

India's Mumbai anniversary

November 26th 2010

Yemen suicide attack hits rebels

EU denies Portugal in line for aid package

Obama receives 12 stitches to lip

November 26th 2011

Birthdates which occurred on November 26th:

1607 John Harvard England, clergyman/scholar, major benefactor to Harvard University (library & half his estate)
1731 William Cowper England, preromantic poet (His Task)
1792 Sarah Moore Grimk‚ American antislavery, women's rights advocate
1832 Mary Edwards Walker US, doctor/women's rights leader
1857 Ferdinand de Saussure Switzerland, linguist (Cours de Laguistique Generale)
1876 Willis Haviland Carrier developed air-conditioning equipment
1892 Joe Guyon NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
1894 Norbert Wiener US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics
19-- Elizabeth Savage Pittsburgh PA, actress (Gwyneth-Loving)
1902 Alberto Morin PR, actor (Armando-Dallas)
1905 Emlyn Williams Wales, actor/playwright (David Copperfield)
1907 Frances Dee US actress (Of Human Bondage)
1910 Cyril Cusack South Africa, actress (Day of the Jackal)
1912 Eric Sevareid Velva ND, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1912 Eugene Ionesco France, dramatist (Rhinoceros)
1913 Foy Draper US, relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
1915 Earl Wild Pittsburgh PA, pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symphony 1942)
1922 Adele Jergens Brooklyn NY, actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man)
1922 Charles M Schulz cartoonist (Peanuts)
1924 George Segal NY, sculptor lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
1925 Eugene Istomin NYC, pianist (Leventritt Award-1943)
1925 Linda Hunt Morriston NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado)
1927 John Carter Center Ridge Ark, actor (Max-Falcon Crest)
1929 Betta St John Hawthorne CA, actress (Corridors of Blood)
1931 Adolfo Perez Esquivel Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)
1931 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)
1933 Robert Goulet Lawrence MA, singer/actor (Camelot, Naked Gun 2«)
1934 Ludmila Shevtsova USSR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
1935 Marian Mercer Akron Ohio, actress/singer (Dean Martin Show)
1937 Boris Yegorov cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
1937 Leo Lacroix France, skier (Olympic-silver-1964)
1938 Rich Little Ottawa Canada, impressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop)
1938 Tina Turner [Anna Mae Bullock], Brownsville TX, singer (Proud Mary)
1942 Olivia Cole Memphis TN, actress (Roots, Szysznyk)
1943 Jan Stenerud Norway, NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)
1945 John McVie rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
1945 Mikhail Woronin USSR, gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/4 silver/bronze-1968)
1948 Galina Prozumenschikova USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)
1952 Wendy Turnbell Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
1959 Jamie Rose NYC, actress (Susan Birch-St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest)
1961 Marcy Walker actress (All My Children, Eden-Santa Barbara)
1963 Allyson Rice-Taylor actress (Connor-As the World Turns)
1981 Jamie Fiske liver transplant recipient


Deaths which occurred on November 26th:
1883 Sojourner Truth abolitionist, women's rights advocate, dies
1939 James Naismith Basketball inventor, dies
1970 B O Davis Sr 1st black general, dies at 93 in Chicago
1973 Albert DiSalvo Boston strangler, stabbed
1980 Rachael Roberts actress, dies at age 53
1982 Dan Tobin actor (I Married Joan, My Favorite Martian), dies at 73
1982 Robert Coote actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), dies at 73
1985 Ransom Sherman comedian (Father of the Bride), dies at 87
1986 Scatman Crothers actor (Louie-Chico & the Man), dies at 76

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