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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 783The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
- 1476Vlad 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.
- 1778In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
- 1913Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
- 1922Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between is the first film to do so but it is not widely distributed).
- 1949The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India’s constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
- 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.
- 1990The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
- 2004Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
- 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?
- 1827Ellen G. White, American leader of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (d. 1915)
- 1828René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
- 1864Edward Higgins, 3rd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1947)
- 1915Earl Wild, American pianist (d. 2010)
- 1937Boris Yegorov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1994)
- 1949Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)
- 1960Chuck Eddy, American music journalist
- 1971Ryan Robbins, Canadian actor
- 1976Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler
- 1986Alberto Sgarbi, Italian rugby player
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