About November 26

November 26, 2021 is the 330th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 67 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 26

  • 783
    The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
  • 1778
    In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
  • 1784
    The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
  • 1789
    A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
  • 1863
    President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).
  • 1865
    Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy Schooner is defeated by a Chilean Corvette north of Valparaiso, Chile.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
  • 1922
    Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
  • 1949
    The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India’s constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
  • 1990
    The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
  • 1991
    National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
  • 1998
    Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament.
  • 2008
    2008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba

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