November 26: Day of the Week
November 26, 2016 was the 331st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 35 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 43 BCThe Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (“Octavian”, later “Caesar Augustus”), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
- 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).
- 1909Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
- 1917The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
- 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.
- 1965In 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.
- 1970In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
- 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.
Who were born on November 26?
- 1731William Cowper, English poet (d. 1800)
- 1832Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
- 1904Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
- 1905Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
- 1948Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
- 1949Martin Lee, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)
- 1956Don Lake, Canadian television writer
- 1973Peter Facinelli, American actor
- 1976Brian Schneider, American baseball player
- 1992Louis Ducruet, son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
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