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

  • 43 BC
    The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (“Octavian”, later “Caesar Augustus”), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
  • 1778
    In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
  • 1789
    A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
  • 1805
    Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
  • 1825
    At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
  • 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).
  • 1909
    Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
  • 1944
    World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 1949
    The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India’s constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 1970
    In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Brink’s-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink’s-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
  • 2004
    Male Po'ouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
  • 2004
    Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.

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