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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 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.

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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)

  • 1805
    Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
  • 1842
    The University of Notre Dame is founded.
  • 1918
    The Podgorica Assembly votes for “union of the people”, declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Brink’s-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink’s-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport.
  • 1986
    Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    2008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba

Who were born on November 26?

  • 1895
    William Griffith “Bill” Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
  • 1908
    Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1930
    Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
  • 1938
    Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
  • 1939
    Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 1940
    Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (d. 2007)
  • 1970
    Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
  • 1971
    Ronald “Winky” Wright, American boxer
  • 1974
    Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress
  • 1980
    Jason Anthony Griffith, American video game voice actor

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