November 26: Day of the Week
November 26, 2017 is the 330th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1778In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
- 1784The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
- 1918The Podgorica Assembly votes for “union of the people”, declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
- 1922Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
- 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.
- 1970In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
- 1991National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
- 20082008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba
Who were born on November 26?
- 1436Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
- 1678Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)
- 1792Sarah Grimké, American abolitionist and feminist (d. 1873)
- 1857Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
- 1878Marshall Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
- 1897Wim Hesterman, Dutch boxer (d. 1971)
- 1945Daniel Davis, American actor
- 1948Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
- 1956Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
- 1977John Parrish, American baseball player
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