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.
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November 26 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- 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).
- 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: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
- 1944World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
- 1970In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
- 1990The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
- 2003Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
- 20082008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba
Who were born on November 26?
- 1857Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
- 1912Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
- 1927Ernie Coombs, American children’s entertainer (d. 2001)
- 1966Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian actress and model
- 1970John Amaechi, American-born British basketball player
- 1971Ronald “Winky” Wright, American boxer
- 1971Ryan Robbins, Canadian actor
- 1972Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
- 1986Bauke Mollema, Dutch cyclist
- 1986Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
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