Historical Events on 26th November
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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
1688 - King James II escapes back to London
1702 - Premiere of Colley Cibber's "King Imposter"
1703 - Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) - thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen
The Sun King of France Louis XIV 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 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
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
Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll 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
1916 - Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched'
1917 - The new government of Russia offers an armistice to Germany and Austria-Hungary
1918 - The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
Archaeologist 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
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs 1941 - General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa
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 crematoria
1945 - During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)
1945 - Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever"
1948 - Belgian government of Spaak resigns
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.
Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land 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 first recording session under name The Beatles
1963 - 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)
MLB 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)
1966 - "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 perfs
1966 - 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
1966 - 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
1967 - Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
1967 - Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
1968 - 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)
1969 - 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
1969 - Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
1969 - Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
1970 - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
1972 - Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
1972 - Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin
1973 - Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1974 - Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal
1974 - Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
1974 - Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
1975 - US 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 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - German DR 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 Brandt elected chairman of Socialist International
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.
1978 - 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
1978 - 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "A Question of Love"
1978 - 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
1978 - Christina Crawford autobiography "Mommie Dearest" reaches best-seller status
1979 - Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
1979 - Twins John Castino & Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
1980 - Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 1980 - Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP
1982 - Clyde King named Yankee manager
1982 - Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1982 - Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1983 - Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
1984 - After 518 goals & 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 - US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations
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
1988 - Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
37th US President Richard Nixon 1988 - Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
1989 - 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
1989 - Comores coup under Bob Benard
1989 - Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes pres of Uruguay
1989 - Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
1990 - 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win
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 - US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1
1991 - Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students
1995 - 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino 1995 - Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
1995 - New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
1996 - Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
1996 - Colbert, Floyd & Irwin win Wendy's Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1996 - Couples, Davies, Sheehan & Sorenstam win Wendy's Lady's 3 Tour Golf
1996 - Couples, Love & Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1997 - Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
1998 - Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
1999 - Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal
2000 - 88th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 28-26
2003 - Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.
2004 - Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
NHL Legend Steve Yzerman 2008 - Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
2011 - 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
2012 - 10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground
2012 - The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion
2013 - Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes
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