November 26: Day of the Week
November 26, 2021 is the 330th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
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November 26 Historical Event(s)
- 783The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
- 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.
- 1784The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
- 1805Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
- 1825At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
- 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).
- 1950Korean War: Troops from the People’s Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
- 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.
- 20112011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
Who were born on November 26?
- 1897Wim Hesterman, Dutch boxer (d. 1971)
- 1909Fritz Buchloh, German football player and coach (d. 1998)
- 1915Earl Wild, American pianist (d. 2010)
- 1918Patricio Aylwin, former President of Chile
- 1919Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer
- 1945Daniel Davis, American actor
- 1951Cicciolina, Italian pornographic actress and politician
- 1960Chuck Eddy, American music journalist
- 1973Peter Facinelli, American actor
- 1976Andreas Augustsson, Swedish footballer
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