November 26 Events in History - November 26 Birthdays - November 26 Deaths



2013 If verified, a Buddhist shrine discovered in Nepal that dates to 550 BC could change the date of the Buddha's birthday
2013 Journalist Lara Logan of CBS is suspended after admitting that portions of her '60 Minutes' Benghazi attack report covering the death of U.S Ambassador Christopher J. Stevens, were false
2012 Mikhail Korniyenko and Scott Kelly, veteran astronauts, are chosen to carry out the first year-long mission to the International Space Station in 2015
2011 NBA team owners and players reach an agreement, ending the 149-day NBA lockout; the new NBA season will begin Christmas day
2011 The robotic Mars Science Laboratory, the largest rover ever sent to Mars, is launched by NASA; the goal is to find evidence of past or present life on Mars
2010 Hezbollah members are indicted for killing LebanonŐs former prime minister, Rafiq Hariri, in a car bombing
2010 Authorities searching two homes near Escondido, California, find the largest cache of homemade explosives ever discovered in the U.S.
2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks kill over 195 people over four days
1997 Washington Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
1996 Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
1996 Colbert, Floyd and Irwin win Wendy's Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1996 Couples, Davies, Sheehan and Sorenstam win Wendy's Lady's 3 Tour Golf
1996 Couples, Love and Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1995 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
1995 Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
1995 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs vs. India in Nagpur ODI
1993 Political campaigners James Carville (49) and Mary Matalin wed
1991 Condoms are handed out to thousands of New York High School students
1990 1st Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson wins
1990 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
1990 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait
1990 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland, resigns
1990 Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigned, ends his reign longest-serving PM
1989 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
1989 Comores coup under Bob Benard
1989 Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes President of Uruguay
1989 Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
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)
1985 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
1984 After 518 goals and 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy LaFleur retires
1984 John W Mercom, Jr. announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
1984 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
1984 U.S. and Iraq regain diplomatic relations
1983 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
1982 Clyde King named Yankee manager
1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1982 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1980 Columbia mated to SRBs and external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
1980 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP
1979 International Olympic Committee votes to readmit China
1979 Twins John Castino and Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
1978 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, New York
1978 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love"
1978 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
1976 East Germany deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
1976 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
1976 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"
1976 Willy Burns elected chairman of Social International
1975 Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
1975 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1975 Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP
1975 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)
1974 Catfish Hunter and Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
1974 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut vs. India
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
1972 Pete Gogolak scores New York Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
1969 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
1969 Creams' final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
1969 Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
1968 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern California (RB)
1967 Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
1967 Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
1966 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 161 performances
1966 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
1966 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
1965 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
1965 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
1963 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (quarterback)
1963 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
1963 Explorer 18 launched
1962 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
1962 Fab Four have their 1st recording session under name Beatles
1961 For 2nd time in his career, St. Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
1961 Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
1960 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
1960 Minneapolis-St. Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
1957 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
1956 U.S.S.R. single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, and loses his medal, it sinks
1955 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 483 performances
1955 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
1955 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
1955 Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"
1954 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey vs. Australia at Gabba
1953 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, Idaho (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
1952 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil," premieres in Hollywood
1950 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
1949 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
1949 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1948 Belgian government of Spaak, resigns
1945 During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)
1944 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor
1944 Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz and Birkenau crematoriums
1942 "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, New York City
1942 Anti fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
1941 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
1941 British North African commandant General Cunningham lay-offs
1941 British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh and El Duda
1941 Japanese carrier force left its base and moves east toward Pearl Harbor
1941 Lebanon gains independence from France
1940 Leidse students strike
1940 Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
1939 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
1934 German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to nazi
1934 Turkish regiment decrees importing family names
1933 Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
1932 Bradman completes 10000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings
1928 Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily," premieres in Dresden
1928 Philip Barry's "Holiday," premieres in New York City
1927 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
1925 Netherlands and Germany sign trade agreement
1924 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1916 Greece declares war on Germany
1914 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbor England, 788 die
1913 Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
1910 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
1898 SS Portland leaves for Cape Cod, 157 killed
1896 1st large indoor football game, University of Chicago beats University of Michigan 7-6
1896 A. A. Stagg of U Chicago creates football huddle
1895 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
1894 King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
1885 1st meteor photograph
1868 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th and Folsom
1867 Refrigerated railroad car patented by J. B. Sutherland
1865 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in US
1864 Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
1864 Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
1861 West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg
1847 Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice," premieres in Paris
1841 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
1835 HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for New Zealand
1832 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (New York City) (12 cent fare)
1825 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, New York))
1793 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
1789 1st national Thanksgiving
1778 Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands, now Hawaii
1764 France bans Jesuit enorde
1741 French and Beiers army occupies Prague
1716 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
1703 Heavy storm hits England 1000s killed
1703 Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
1702 Premiere of Colley Cibber's "King Imposter"
1688 Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg
1688 French king Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
1688 King James II escapes back to London
1648 Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westfalen
1598 Jacob of Necks merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java
1580 French Huguenots and Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
1527 Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
944 Otto I the Great gives away bisdom Utrecht "foreestrecht"
579 Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
399 St. Siricius ends his reign as Catholic Pope











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