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What Happened on November 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 A magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes western Albania leaving at least 52 people dead and over 1000 injured. This was the world's deadliest earthquake of 2019, and the deadliest to strike the country in 99 years.
2018 The robotic probe Insight lands on Elysium Planitia, Mars.
2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani check post in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
2011 The Mars Science Laboratory launches to Mars with the Curiosity Rover.
2008 Mumbai attacks, a series of terrorist attacks killing approximately 166 citizens by 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan based extremist Islamist terrorist organisation.
2008 The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2, now out of service, docks in Dubai.
2004 Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
2004 The last Poʻouli (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.
2003 The Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
2000 George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.
1999 The 7.5 Mw  Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.
1998 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
1998 The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.
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.
1986 Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
1986 The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of committing war crimes as a guard at the Nazi Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.
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.
1979 Pakistan International Airlines Flight 740 crashes near King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing all 156 people on board.
1977 An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.
1970 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 38 millimetres (1.5 in) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
1968 Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
1965 France launches Astérix, becoming the third nation to put an object in orbit using its own booster.
1950 Korean War: People's Volunteer Army troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
1949 The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
1944 World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.
1944 World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
1943 World War II: HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
1942 World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
1942 Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City.
1941 World War II: The Hull note is given to the Japanese ambassador, demanding that Japan withdraw from China and French Indochina, in return for which the United States would lift economic sanctions. On the same day, Japan's 1st Air Fleet departs Hitokappu Bay for Hawaii.
1939 Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
1924 The Mongolian People's Republic is officially established after a new constitution, passed by the first State Great Khural, abolishes the monarchy.
1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
1922 The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)
1918 The Montenegran Podgorica Assembly votes for a "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
1917 The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France.
1917 The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
1914 HMS Bulwark is destroyed by a large internal explosion with the loss of 741 men near Sheerness.
1865 Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy schooner is defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaíso, Chile.
1863 United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. Following the Franksgiving controversy from 1939 to 1941, it has been observed on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years.
1852 An earthquake as high as magnitude 8.8 rocks the Banda Sea, triggering a tsunami and killing at least 60 in the Dutch East Indies.
1812 The Battle of Berezina begins during Napoleon's retreat from Russia.
1805 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
1789 A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.
1778 In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
1476 Vlad the Impaler defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
1161 Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars.
783 The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her king from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
Famous People Born on November 26

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Year Name
1926 Rabi Ray, Indian activist and politician, 10th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2017)
1964 Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
1552 Seonjo of Joseon, King of Joseon (d. 1608)
1965 Des Walker, English footballer
1937 John Moore, Baron Moore of Lower Marsh, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 2019)
1939 Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)
1946 Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (d. 2012)
1981 Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer
1954 Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)
1908 Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-Scottish businessman, founded Forte Group (d. 2007)
Famous People Deaths On November 26

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Date Name
1973 John Rostill, English bass player and songwriter (b. 1942)
1989 Ahmed Abdallah, Comorian politician, President of Comoros (b. 1919)
1872 Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)
1962 Albert Sarraut, French lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)
1993 César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)
1836 John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (b. 1756)
1895 George Edward Dobson, Irish zoologist, photographer, and surgeon (b. 1848)
1943 Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (b. 1865)
1996 Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
2022 Vikram Gokhale, Indian actor and director (b. 1945)