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Saturday November 26, 2016

November 26: Day of the Week

November 26, 2016 is the 331st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1865
    Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy Schooner is defeated by a Chilean Corvette north of Valparaiso, Chile.
  • 1913
    Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
  • 1950
    Korean War: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Male Po'ouli (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.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 26?

  • 1828
    René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1858
    Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)
  • 1905
    Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1910
    Cyril Cusack, Irish actor (d. 1993)
  • 1918
    Patricio Aylwin, former President of Chile
  • 1931
    Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1956
    Keith Vaz, British politician
  • 1969
    Kara Walker, American artist
  • 1975
    DJ Khaled, Palestinian-American hip-hop/rap artist, DJ and producer
  • 1977
    Ivan Basso, Italian bicyclist

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