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Thursday November 26, 2020

November 26: Day of the Week

November 26, 2020 is the 331st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 43 BC
    The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (“Octavian”, later “Caesar Augustus”), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
  • 1789
    A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
  • 1825
    At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
  • 1863
    President 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).
  • 1865
    Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy Schooner is defeated by a Chilean Corvette north of Valparaiso, Chile.
  • 1944
    World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
  • 1944
    World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Male 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.
  • 2011
    2011 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?

  • 1858
    Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)
  • 1876
    Willis Carrier, American engineer and inventor (d. 1950)
  • 1885
    Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
  • 1909
    Fritz Buchloh, German football player and coach (d. 1998)
  • 1951
    Cicciolina, Italian pornographic actress and politician
  • 1965
    Scott Adsit, American actor
  • 1966
    Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian actress and model
  • 1969
    Shawn Kemp, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Ronald “Winky” Wright, American boxer
  • 1979
    B.J. Averell, American reality television contestant

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