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.
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)
- 1805Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
- 1863President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).
- 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.
- 1944World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
- 1949The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India’s constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
- 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.
- 1991National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
- 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?
- 1832Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
- 1895William Griffith “Bill” Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
- 1899Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
- 1919Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer
- 1920Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
- 1938Rich Little, Canadian comedian and actor
- 1948Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter
- 1960Chuck Eddy, American music journalist
- 1961Marcy Walker, American actress
- 1980Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
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