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)
- 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.
- 1865Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy Schooner is defeated by a Chilean Corvette north of Valparaiso, Chile.
- 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).
- 1944World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
- 1949The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India’s constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
- 1983Brink’s-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink’s-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport.
- 1986Iran-Contra scandal: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
- 1991National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
- 2004Male 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.
Who were born on November 26?
- 1869Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)
- 1909Fritz Buchloh, German football player and coach (d. 1998)
- 1918Patricio Aylwin, former President of Chile
- 1919Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer
- 1920Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
- 1927Ernie Coombs, American children’s entertainer (d. 2001)
- 1939Tina Turner, American singer and actress
- 1963Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
- 1972Chris Osgood, Canadian hockey player
- 1981Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player
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