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“26 November: What Happened On This Day In History?”


26 November: In a year, the 26th of November is the 330th day as per the Gregorian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 331st day of the year.

What special day is today? This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.

Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 26th November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened today.

26 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 26 November

Art & Artists

  • 1942 Premier of the movie “Casablanca” in New York City. Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid, and Ingrid Bergman were the lead caste in this of the most-admired films of Hollywood.

Science & Technology

  • 1965 The launch of Asterix (satellite) by France from a launch site located at Hammaguir, Algeria. With this feat France became the sixth nation to have an artificial satellite and the third nation to launch a satellite using its rocket.
  • 2003 The ultimate flight made by Concord over the sky of Bristol city in England.
  • 2004 The last Black-faced honeycreeper (Po’ouli) died in a bird conservation center in Hawaii. In 2019, the bird species was declared to be extinct.

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Leaders & Politics

  • 1812The battle of Berezina started when Napoleon was withdrawing from Russia.
  • 1949 Adoption of the constitution by the Constituent Assembly of India which was presented by B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 1998 Tony Blair addressed the parliament of the Republic of Ireland (the Oireachtas). He became the first UK prime minister to do so.
  • 2008 Ten members of Lashkar-e-Taiba killed at least 166 citizens in Mumbai, India in a series of terrorist attacks. The outfit is an extremist Islamist terrorist organization based in Pakistan.

People & Society

  • 1922The debut of The Toll of the Sea became the first widely released movie that used two-tone technicolor.
  • 1970 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe (France) experienced what is recorded as the heaviest rainfall in the world. The quantity of rainfall was 38mm only in one minute.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

  • 1852 The Banda Sea was rocked by a high magnitude (8.8) earthquake. The resultant tsunami killed no less than 60 people in the Dutch East Indies.
  • 1914  HMS Bulwark, a battleship was blew-up by a powerful internal explosion. The incident took the lives of 741 men.

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Discoveries & Explorations

  • 1778 Captain James Cook landed in Maui, the second largest island of Hawaii. He became the first European to do so.
  • 1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon to entered the tomb of Pharaoh. They became the first persons to enter it in over 3000 years.
  • 2021 Identification of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant (a co-variant of COVID-19) by the WHO (The World Health Organization).

Leisure & Sports

  • 1917The National Hockey League was formed consisting of four Canadian teams. Other American and Canadian teams joined it later. The professional league from North America has a great contribution to making ice hockey popular and competitive.

Birth Anniversaries (26 November)

  • 1857 Ferdinand de Saussure (Swiss linguist)
  • 1921 Verghese Kurien (Indian engineer, and founder of Amul)
  • 1922 Charles Schulz (American cartoonist)
  • 1939 Tina Turner (American-born singer)

Death Anniversaries (26 November)

  • 1980 Pete DePaolo (American race car driver)
  • 2012 Peter Marsh (Australian table tennis player)
  • 2014 Gilles Tremblay (Canadian ice hockey player)

What Special Day is Today: (26 November)

  • Constitution Day (India)
  • Republic Day (Mongolia)
  • Constitution Day (Abkhazia, Georgia)


The factual story of the day (26 November) covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities. The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day in history.

Providing our readers with authentic facts and figures, for each day, is what boosts us here.

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