November 26: Day of the Week
November 26, 2019 is the 330th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1778In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
- 1805Official opening of Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
- 1842The University of Notre Dame is founded.
- 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).
- 1865Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy Schooner is defeated by a Chilean Corvette north of Valparaiso, Chile.
- 1918The Podgorica Assembly votes for “union of the people”, declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
- 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).
- 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.
- 1990The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
- 2003Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
Who were born on November 26?
- 1436Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
- 1703Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer (d. 1758)
- 1858Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)
- 1878Marshall Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
- 1919Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer
- 1931Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
- 1939Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
- 1962Chuck Finley, American baseball player
- 1977Ivan Basso, Italian bicyclist
- 1990Danny Welbeck, English footballer
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