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November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining in the year.
- 43 BC-The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
- 783 - The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
- 1778 - In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
- 1789 - A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
- 1805 - Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
- 1825 - At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
- 1842 - The University of Notre Dame is founded.
- 1862 - Charles Dodgson (AKA Lewis Carroll) sends the handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures Underground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.
- 1863 - American Civil War: Mine Run - Union forces under General George Meade position against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
- 1865 - Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
- 1917 - The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
- 1918 - The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia
- 1922 - Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
- 1922 - Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so but it was not widely distributed).
- 1939 - Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
- 1941 - US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
- 1941 - World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor - A fleet of six aircraft carriers commanded by Japanese Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo leaves Hitokapu Bay for Pearl Harbor under strict radio silence.
- 1941 - World War II: The Hull note ultimatum is delivered to Japan by the United States.
- 1942 - Shoah: 572 Norwegian Jews were deported to Auschwitz on the cargo vessel Donau. This was the first step on the journey to the death camp Auschwitz. Altogether the total number of Jews deported from Norway was 767. 25 of the deported survived.
- 1942 - The film Casablanca premieres at the Hollywood Theater in New York City, as Allied Expeditionary Forces (AEF) secured their hold on North Africa during World War II.
- 1942 - World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
- 1949 - The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India's constitution.
- 1950 - Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China move into North Korea and launch a massive counterattack against South Korean and American forces (Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
- 1965 - In the Hammaguira launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1 on board, becoming the third country to enter space.
- 1968 - Vietnam 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.
- 1968 - British rock band Cream play their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
- 1970 - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
- 1976 - The Band play their final concert, dubbed The Last Waltz. One of the guest performers is Eric Clapton, whose band Cream also played their farewell concert on November 26, 8 years earlier.
- 1977 - 'Vrillon', representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for five minutes at 5:12 PM.
- 1983 - Brinks Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are taken from the Brinks Mat vault at Heathrow Airport
- 1985 - US President Ronald Reagan signs over rights to his autobiography to Random House for a record US$3 million.
- 1986 - Iran-Contra scandal: US President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
- 1986 - The New Yorker publishes Susan Sontag's AIDS short story, "The Way We Live Now"
- 1987 - The very first World Wrestling Entertainment Survivor Series took place in Richfield, Ohio
- 1990 - The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
- 1998 - Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
- 2003 - Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, UK.
- 1288 - Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
- 1436 - Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
- 1607 - John Harvard, English-born clergyman (d. 1638)
- 1609 - Henry Dunster, English president of Harvard College (d. 1659)
- 1657 - William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)
- 1678 - Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)
- 1703 - Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer (d. 1758)
- 1792 - Sarah Grimke, American abolitionist and feminist (d. 1873)
- 1828 - René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
- 1832 - Mary Edwards Walker, American feminist physician (d. 1919)
- 1832 - Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)
- 1847 - Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
- 1857 - Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)
- 1864 - Edward Higgins, the 3rd General of The Salvation Army (d. 1947)
- 1869 - Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)
- 1876 - Willis Carrier, American engineer and inventor (d. 1950)
- 1877 - Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist (d. 1962)
- 1885 - Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1970)
- 1889 - Albert Dieudonné, French actor, screenwriter and novelist (d. 1976)
- 1894 - Norbert Wiener, American mathematician and founder of Cybernetics (d. 1964)
- 1895 - Bill Wilson, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
- 1898 - Karl Ziegler, German chemist, Nobel Prize laurete (d. 1973)
- 1899 - Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
- 1904 - Armand Frappier, French Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
- 1905 - Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
- 1907 - Ruth Patrick, American Botanist
- 1908 - Lefty Gomez, American baseball player (d. 1989)
- 1908 - Charles Forte, Scottish Hotelier
- 1909 - Eugène Ionesco, French playwright (d. 1994)
- 1909 - Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004)
- 1910 - Cyril Cusack, Irish actor (d. 1993)
- 1912 - Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
- 1915 - Earl Wild, American pianist
- 1919 - Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer
- 1920 - Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
- 1922 - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
- 1924 - George Segal, American Pop Sculptor (d. 2000)
- 1925 - Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
- 1927 - Ernie Coombs, American children's entertainer (d. 2001)
- 1931 - Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
- 1931 - Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Cardinal Archbishop of Utrecht
- 1933 - Robert Goulet, American singer and actor
- 1937 - Boris Yegorov, Soviet cosmonaut
- 1938 - Porter J. Goss, American politician and Central Intelligence Agency director
- 1938 - Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
- 1938 - Rich Little, Canadian comedian and actor
- 1939 - Tina Turner, American singer and actress
- 1939 - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
- 1943 - Bruce Paltrow, American producer and director (d. 2002)
- 1943 - Marilynne Robinson, American writer
- 1944 - Jean Terrell, American singer (The Supremes)
- 1945 - Daniel Davis, American actor
- 1945 - John McVie, British musician (Fleetwood Mac)
- 1946 - Art Shell, American football player and coach
- 1947 - Susanne Zenor, American actress
- 1948 - Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
- 1948 - Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer
- 1948 - Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter
- 1949 - Vincent A. Mahler, Political Scientist and professor at Loyola University Chicago
- 1949 - Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)
- 1951 - Cicciolina, Italian actress and politician
- 1954 - Velupillai Prabakharan, Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (L.T.T.E)
- 1953 - Harry Carson, American football player
- 1956 - Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
- 1960 - Harold Reynolds, American baseball player
- 1962 - Chuck Finley, American baseball pitcher
- 1964 - Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
- 1967 - Ridley Jacobs, West Indian cricketer
- 1969 - Shawn Kemp, American basketball player
- 1970 - Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
- 1970 - Alex Taylor, Latin porn star
- 1971 - Ronald "Winky" Wright, American boxer
- 1972 - Arjun Rampal, Indian actor
- 1973 - Peter Facinelli, American actor
- 1974 - Tammy Lynn Michaels, American actress
- 1975 - Patrice Lauzon, French Canadian figure skater
- 1976 - Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler
- 1976 - Brian Schneider, Baseball player
- 1977 - Ivan Basso, Italian professional road bicycle racer
- 1977 - Forrest Griffin, American MMA-fighter
- 1978 - Matthew Taylor, bassist for Motion City Soundtrack
- 1980 - Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
- 1981 - Stephan Andersen, Danish international footballer
- 1981 - Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
- 1981 - Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
- 1981 - Gina Kingsbury, gold medalist ice hockey player
- 1985 - Lil' Fizz, American singer
- 1986 - Trevor Morgan, American actor
- 399 - Pope Siricius
- 1252 - Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)
- 1326 - Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286)
- 1504 - Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
- 1621 - Radulph Agas, English surveyor
- 1639 - John Spottiswoode, Scottish historian (b. 1565)
- 1651 - Henry Ireton, English Civil War general (b. 1611)
- 1688 - Philippe Quinault, French writer (b. 1635)
- 1689 - Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (b. 1635)
- 1717 - Daniel Purcell, British composer (b. 1664)
- 1719 - John Hudson, British classical scholar (b. 1662)
- 1780 - Sir James Denham Steuart, 4th Baronet, British economist (b. 1712)
- 1836 - John MacAdam, British road builder (b. 1756)
- 1851 - Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)
- 1855 - Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet (b. 1798)
- 1857 - Joseph von Eichendorff, German poet (b. 1788)
- 1876 - Karl Ernst von Baer, German biologist (b. 1792)
- 1885 - Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist (b.1813)
- 1892 - Charles Lavigerie, French catholic cardinal (b. 1825)
- 1896 - Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818)
- 1896 - Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
- 1934 - Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b.1866)
- 1941 - Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (b. 1861)
- 1941 - Ernest Lapointe, French Canadian politician (b. 1876)
- 1943 - Edward O'Hare, American ace pilot (b. 1914)
- 1952 - Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
- 1954 - Bill Doak, baseball player (b. 1891)
- 1956 - Tommy Dorsey, American bandleader (b. 1905)
- 1959 - Albert Ketèlbey, British composer (b. 1875)
- 1962 - Albert Sarraut, French politician (b. 1872)
- 1963 - Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano (b. 1882)
- 1981 - Max Euwe, Dutch chess player (b. 1901)
- 1987 - Thomas G. Lanphier, American WW II aviator (b. 1915)
- 1991 - Bob Johnson, National Hockey League coach (b. 1931)
- 1996 - Michael Bentine, British comedian (b. 1922)
- 1998 - Jonathan Kwitny, American investigative reporter (b. 1941)
- 2002 - Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur
- 2003 - Soulja Slim, American rapper (shot) (b. 1978)
- 2003 - Stefan Wul, French writer (b. 1922)
- 2004 - Philippe de Broca, French film director (b. 1933)
- 2005 - Stan Berenstain, children's author (b. 1923)
- 2006 - Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
- 2006 - Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist(b. 1943)
- 2006 - Mário Cesariny, portuguese surrealistic painter and writer
- 2006 - Casey Coleman, Cleveland radio and television personality.
- 2006 - Stephen Heywood, American designer-builder.
- 2006 - Raúl Velasco, Mexican Television host, producer and celebrity. (b. 1933)
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