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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 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.

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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)

  • 1789
    A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
  • 1863
    President 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).
  • 1942
    World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
  • 1943
    World War II: HMT Rohna sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
  • 1944
    World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
  • 1944
    World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 1949
    The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India’s constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
  • 2004
    Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.

Who were born on November 26?

  • 1899
    Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
  • 1908
    Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1938
    Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
  • 1943
    Marilynne Robinson, American writer
  • 1946
    Art Shell, American football player and coach
  • 1949
    Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1954
    Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1973
    Peter Facinelli, American actor
  • 1981
    OJ Da Juiceman, American rapper
  • 1992
    Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

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