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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1909Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
- 1917The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
- 1918The Podgorica Assembly votes for “union of the people”, declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
- 1939Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
- 1943World War II: HMT Rohna sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
- 1986Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
- 1990The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
- 1998Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament.
- 20082008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba
- 20112011 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?
- 1876Willis Carrier, American engineer and inventor (d. 1950)
- 1904Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
- 1919Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer
- 1923Pat Phoenix, English actress (d. 1986)
- 1938Porter J. Goss, American Central Intelligence Agency director
- 1939Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
- 1939Tina Turner, American singer and actress
- 1948Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
- 1986Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
- 1992Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
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