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)
- 1805Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
- 1842The University of Notre Dame is founded.
- 1918The Podgorica Assembly votes for “union of the people”, declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
- 1944World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
- 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.
- 1968Vietnam 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 20082008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba
Who were born on November 26?
- 1895William Griffith “Bill” Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
- 1908Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (d. 1989)
- 1930Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
- 1938Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
- 1939Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
- 1940Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (d. 2007)
- 1970Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
- 1971Ronald “Winky” Wright, American boxer
- 1974Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress
- 1980Jason Anthony Griffith, American video game voice actor
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