This Day in History for 26th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 172

43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
579 - Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
783 - Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, 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.
1527 - Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
1580 - French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
1648 - Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westphalia
1688 - Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg
1688 - French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1688 - King James II escapes back to London
1702 - Premiere of Colley Cibber's "King Imposter"
1703 - Great storm hits Southern England thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen
1716 - 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
1741 - French & Beiers army occupies Prague
1764 - France bans Jesuit enorde
1778 - Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
1784 - Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
1789 - 1st national Thanksgiving in USA
1793 - Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
1805 - Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee
1825 - 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
1832 - 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)
1835 - HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ
1841 - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
1842 - The University of Notre Dame is founded.
1847 - Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice" premieres in Paris
Novelist Charles DickensNovelist Charles Dickens 1859 - Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical All the Year Round
1861 - West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia
1863 - -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA
1864 - Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
1864 - Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
1865 - "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in USA
1865 - Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
1867 - Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
Author and Mathematician Lewis CarrollAuthor and Mathematician Lewis Carroll 1868 - 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th & Folsom
1885 - 1st meteor photograph
1894 - King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
1895 - Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
1896 - 1st large indoor football game, U of Chic beats U of Mich 7-6
1896 - A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle
1898 - -27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die
1898 - SS Portland “The Titanic of New England” leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed
1901 - Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa
1909 - Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
1910 - 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
1913 - Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
1913 - Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
1914 - Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
1916 - Greece declares war on Germany
1918 - The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard CarterArchaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter 1922 - English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt
1924 - Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1925 - Netherlands & Germany sign trade agreement
1927 - 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
1928 - Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden
1928 - Philip Barry's "Holiday" premieres in NYC
1932 - Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings
1933 - Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
1934 - German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to Nazis
1934 - Turkish regiment decrees importing family names
1939 - 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
1940 - Leidse students strike
1940 - Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
1941 - Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
1941 - British North African commandant General Cunningham lay-offs
1941 - British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
1941 - Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
1941 - Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France
1942 - "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC
1942 - Anti-fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
1944 - 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor
1944 - Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoriums
1945 - During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)
1948 - Belgian government of Spaak resigns
Scientist and Inventor Edwin LandScientist and Inventor Edwin Land 1948 - 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.
1949 - 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
1949 - India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1950 - China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
1952 - 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood
1953 - KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
1954 - Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
1955 - "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
1955 - 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
1955 - Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
1956 - "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
1956 - USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
1957 - WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 - 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
1960 - Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
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
1962 - Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
1962 - Fab Four have their 1st recording session under name Beatles
1963 - 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1963 - Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
1963 - Explorer 18 launched
1965 - Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
1965 - France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 219

1288 - Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
1436 - Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
1607 - John Harvard, England, clergyman/scholar, founded Harvard Univ
1609 - Henry Dunster, English president of Harvard College (d. 1659)
1640 - Carl Rosier, composer
1653 - Andreas Anton Schmelzer, composer
1657 - William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)
1663 - Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)
1678 - Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)
1703 - Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer (d. 1758)
1731 - William Cowper, England, pre-romantic poet (His Task) [NS]
1736 - Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Mercure de France)
1744 - Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer
1754 - Georg Forster, writer
1795 - Carl P Fohr, German painter
1795 - Cornelis P J Elout, Dutch military/resident of West Sumatra
1809 - Mariano Obiols, composer
1810 - William G Armstrong, of Cragside, Baron/British industralist (hydraulic crane)
1816 - William Henry Talkbot Walker, Major General (Confederate Army)
1818 - Louis Lacombe, composer
1823 - Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer
1827 - Alfred Moore Scales, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1827 - Ellen G. White, American religious leader (d. 1915)
1828 - René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
1832 - Mary Edwards Walker, US, doctor/women's rights leader
1832 - Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
1847 - Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
1850 - Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929)
1857 - Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
1858 - Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)
1862 - Mark A Stein, archaeologist
1864 - Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist/poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem)
1865 - Earl Ross Drake, composer
1869 - Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)
1874 - Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)
1876 - Bart A van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style)
1876 - Willis Haviland Carrier, developed air-conditioning equipment
1885 - Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
1888 - Franz Jung, writer
1889 - Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (d. 1976)
1892 - Joe Guyon, NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
1894 - Norbert Wiener, US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics
1894 - James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto (d. 1974)
1895 - Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system)
1895 - William Wilson (Bill), East Dorset, Vermont, co-founder (alcoholics anonymous), (d. 1971)
Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl ZieglerChemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler (1898) 1898 - Karl Ziegler, Helsa, German Empire, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (polymers), (d. 1973)
1899 - Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
1901 - Philippus J Idenburg, Dutch statistician
1902 - Alberto Morin, PR, actor (Armando-Dallas)
1902 - Gerrit Jan van der Veen, [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter
1904 - Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
1905 - George Emlyn Williams, Wales, actor/playwright (David Copperfield)
1905 - Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
1906 - Sandro Fuga, composer
1907 - Frances Dee, Los Angeles California, actress (Of Human Bondage)
1907 - Ruth Patrick, American botanist
1908 - Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)
1908 - Lefty Gomez, baseball pitcher
1908 - Philipp Mohler, composer
1909 - Eugene Ionesco, playwright
1909 - Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004)
1910 - Cyril Cusack, Durban Natal South Africa, actor (Day of the Jackal)
1911 - Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs
1911 - Ronald Diggens, English fabric manufacturer/multi-millionaire
1911 - Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster/prodigy
1912 - Eric Sevareid, Velva ND, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1912 - Eugene Ionesco, Slatina Romania, dramatist (Rhinoceros)
1912 - Gunnar Johannes Sonstevold, composer
1913 - Foy Draper, US, relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
1913 - Joshua William Steward, polymath
1915 - Earl Wild, Pitts Pa, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942)
1915 - Herbert Joeks, [Herbert J van Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo)
1916 - Bob Elliot, baseball player
1916 - Mareo Ishiketa, composer
1918 - Patricio Aylwin, president of Chile (1990-94)
1919 - Frederik Pohl, US, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), (d. 2013)
1920 - Istvan Sarkozy, composer
1920 - Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)
1920 - Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
1921 - Francoise Gilot, painter, designer, author living legacy award, 1984
1921 - Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)
1922 - Adele Jergens, Brooklyn NY, actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man)
Cartoonist Charles M. SchulzCartoonist Charles M. Schulz (1922) 1922 - Charles M. Schulz, Minneapolis MN, cartoonist (Peanuts), (d. 2000)
1923 - Patricia Phoenix, County Galway Ireland, actress (L Shaped Room)
1924 - George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
1924 - Jasu Patel, cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959)
1925 - Eugene Istomin, NYC, pianist (Leventritt Award-1943)
1925 - Linda Hunt, Morriston NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado)
1926 - Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner
1926 - Mauro Bortolotti, composer
1927 - John Carter, Center Ridge Ark, actor (Max-Falcon Crest)
1927 - Ernie Coombs, American children's entertainer (d. 2001)
1929 - Betta St John, Hawthorne California, actress (Corridors of Blood)
1929 - Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
1930 - Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
1931 - Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)
1931 - Adrianus J "Cardinal" Simonis, archbishop of Utrecht
1931 - Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)
1932 - Alan Stout, composer
1932 - Marten Beinema, Dutch MP (CDA)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 8 of 8

Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II (1894) 1894 - Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia
1924 - Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds "The Kid" actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico
1958 - Model Bettie Page (35) weds Armond Walterson in Florida
1962 - Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico
1977 - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York
1981 - Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby
1993 - The chief political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton (1993) 2011 - "The Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 125

399 - Pope Staint Siricius, reigned 384-99
666 - Yeon Gaesomun dictator of Goguryeo (other sources indicate death date as 664 or 665)
1126 - Al-Borsoki, emir of Aleppo-Mosoel, assassinated
1240 - Edmund Van Abingdon, archbishop of Canterbury/saint, dies
1252 - Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)
1267 - Gozzolini Silvester, Italian hermit/saint, dies
1326 - Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286)
1504 - Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
1621 - Radulph Agas, English surveyor (C. 1540)
1639 - John Spottiswoode, Scottish historian (b. 1565)
1651 - Henry Ireton, English gen/parliament leader (Marston Moor), dies at 40
1653 - Maximilian Teellinck, vicar, dies at about 51
1688 - Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53
1689 - Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (b. February 1, 1635)
1717 - Daniel Purcell, British composer (b. 1664)
1719 - John Hudson, British classical scholar (b. 1662)
1776 - Dov Baer of Mezhirech, hassidic rabbi, dies
1778 - Jean-Noel Hamal, composer, dies at 68
1780 - James Denham Steuart, 4th Baronet, British economist (b. 1712)
1809 - Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, composer, dies at 56
1810 - Nicolas Etienne Framery, composer, dies at 65
1821 - Friedrich Heine, composer, dies at 57
1822 - Johann Baptist Henneberg, composer, dies at 53
1836 - John MacAdam, British road builder (b. 1756)
1851 - Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)
1854 - Matthijs Siegenbeek, literature (Defeated German Spelling), dies
1855 - Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56
1857 - Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (That Freier), dies at 69
1866 - Adrien Francois Servais, composer, dies at 59
1866 - Carl Jonas Love Almquist, composer, dies at 72
1880 - Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer, dies at 52
1882 - Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner TruthAbolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth (1883) 1883 - Sojourner Truth, US abolitionist/women's rights advocate, dies at 96
1885 - Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71
1892 - Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1825)
1896 - Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818)
1896 - Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
1918 - Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies
1923 - Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer, dies at 60
1925 - Johannes Haarklou, composer, dies at 78
1926 - John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies
1927 - Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch performer (governess), assassinated at 47
1928 - Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I), dies at 65
1929 - Michele Esposito, composer, dies at 74
1933 - Edward Julius Biedermann, composer, dies at 84
1934 - Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b.1866)
1938 - Henry Schultz, US farm commune, dies
1941 - Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (b. 1861)
1941 - Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (b. 1876)
1943 - Edward H "Butch" O'hare, US pilot/lt-comdr, dies in battle
1950 - Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83
1952 - Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
1954 - Bill Doak, former Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1891)
1956 - Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51
1957 - Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies
1957 - Billy Bevan, actor (White Sin), dies at 70
1959 - Albert William Ketelby, composer, dies at 84
1959 - Albert Ketèlbey, British composer (b. 1875)
1961 - Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer, dies at 86
1962 - Albert P Sarraut, Indo-China premier (1933, 36), dies at 90
1963 - Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano, dies
1965 - Wild Bill Elliott, cowboy actor (49'ers), dies of cancer at 60
1966 - Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
1966 - Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77
1968 - Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
1970 - B O Davis Sr, 1st black general, dies at 93 in Chicago
1971 - Joe Adonis, US crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ, dies at 68
1973 - John Rostill, rocker, dies at 31
1974 - Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
1980 - Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53
1981 - Machgielis "Max" Euwe, world chess champion (1935-37), dies at 80
1982 - Dan Tobin, actor (I Married Joan, My Favorite Martian), dies at 73
1982 - Juhan Aavic, composer, dies at 98
1982 - Robert Coote, actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), dies at 73
1985 - Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
1986 - Betico Croes, Arubian politician, dies in an accident at 48
1986 - Scatman Crothers, singer/actor (Shining, Chico & The Man), dies at 76
1987 - Emmanuel Bondeville, composer, dies at 89
1987 - Thomas G Lanphier Jr, US WW II pilot, dies at 71
1989 - Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies
1990 - David White, actor (Bewitched), dies of heart attack at 74
1991 - Bob Johnson, US hockey coach (Pittsburgh Penguins), dies at 60
1991 - Dehl Berti, actor (Bullies), dies of heart attack at 70
1991 - Francois Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies in Phila
1991 - Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
1992 - Stephen Burks, actor (Kiss of a Killer), dies at 36
1993 - Imad Aqal, Palestinian Izz-Danish al-Qassem-leader, shot to death
1993 - Mart Kempers, sculptor, dies at 69
1994 - Arturo Rivera Damas, archbishop of El Salvador (1980-94), dies at 71
1994 - David Bache, designer, dies at 69
1994 - Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99
1994 - Joey Stefano, American actor (b. 1968)
1995 - Charles Warrell, big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher, dies at 106
1995 - David Briggs, record producer, dies at 51
1995 - Max Fernandez, businessman/politician, dies at 52
1995 - Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner, dies at 79
1995 - Terri Jewell, writer, dies at 40
1996 - Euphemia MacDonald May Moxon, dance producer, dies at 91
1996 - Hans Klein, politician, dies at 65
1996 - Joan Hammond, singer, dies at 84

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