November 26: Day of the Week
November 26, 2023 was the 330th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 35 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 783The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
- 1789A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
- 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.
- 1943World War II: HMT Rohna sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
- 1944World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop on New Cross High Street, United Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.
- 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.
- 2003Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
- 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.
Who were born on November 26?
- 1828René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
- 1885Heinrich Brüning, German politician (d. 1970)
- 1895William Griffith “Bill” Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
- 1909Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004)
- 1925Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
- 1956Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
- 1966Fahed Dermech, Tunisian footballer
- 1976Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler
- 1986Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
- 1986Trevor Morgan, American actor
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