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Sunday November 26, 2017

November 26: Day of the Week

November 26, 2017 is the 330th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Sagittarius is the zodiac 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.

November 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1778
    In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
  • 1784
    The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
  • 1918
    The Podgorica Assembly votes for “union of the people”, declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    In the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1 on board, becoming the third country to enter outer space.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • 1970
    In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    2008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba

Who were born on November 26?

  • 1436
    Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
  • 1678
    Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)
  • 1792
    Sarah Grimké, American abolitionist and feminist (d. 1873)
  • 1857
    Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
  • 1878
    Marshall Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
  • 1897
    Wim Hesterman, Dutch boxer (d. 1971)
  • 1945
    Daniel Davis, American actor
  • 1948
    Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • 1956
    Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
  • 1977
    John Parrish, American baseball player

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