Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 26, 2010
China warns the U.S. against performing any military acts within their exclusive economic zone, ahead of joint South Korean-U.S. military exercises aimed at threatening North Korea. //www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AP1S620101126
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Friday, November 26, 2004
A coal mine explosion in China
kills over 150.
A group of Iraqi political leaders, primarily from Sunni
parties, advocate a 6-month delay in popular elections scheduled for January 2005.
A male Po\\'o-uli
dies of avian malaria at the Maui
Bird Conservation Center in Olinda before it can breed, making the species in all probability extinct
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
U.S. President George W. Bush signs ithe Terrorism Risk Insurance Act into law, creating a federal backstop for insurance claims related to acts of terrorism.
Friday, November 26, 1999
An earthquake and tsunami strike Vanuatu
Tuesday, November 26, 1996
The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas is imploded to make way for the Venetian Hotel.
Widespread student pro-democracy protests are broken up in Burma
Tuesday, November 26, 1991
National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities according to their Azeri names.
Wednesday, November 26, 1986
Tuesday, November 26, 1985
Saturday, November 26, 1983
: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly UK£26 million are taken from the Brink's-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport
. Only a fraction of the gold is ever recovered, and only 2 men are convicted of the crime.
Wednesday, November 26, 1975
Tuesday, November 26, 1968
Vietnam War: United States Air Force First Lieutenant and Bell UH-1F helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire, earning a Medal of Honor for his bravery.
Sunday, November 26, 1967
Major floods hit Lisbon, Portugal, killing 462.
Saturday, November 26, 1966
In Vancouver, the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeat the Ottawa Rough Riders to win the 54th Grey Cup.
Friday, November 26, 1965
At 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 outer space.
Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters picket the White House, then march on the Washington Monument.
Saturday, November 26, 1955
The British Governor of Cyprus declares a State of Emergency on the island.
In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refuses to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger and is arrested, leading to the Montgomery bus boycott.
Sunday, November 26, 1950
Colombo Plan for Co-operative Economic Development in South and South-East Asia
Greece and Yugoslavia
reform diplomatic relations.
: Troops from the People's Republic of China launched a massive counterattack against South Korean and United Nations forces at the Ch'ongch'on River
and the Chosin Reservoir
, dashing any hopes for a quick end to the conflict.
Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launched a massive counterattack against South Korean and United Nations forces at the Ch'ongch'on River and the Chosin Reservoir, dashing any hopes for a quick end to the conflict.
Saturday, November 26, 1949
Thursday, November 26, 1942
The movie "Casablanca
" premières at the Hollywood Theater in New York City.
Wednesday, November 26, 1941
A group of young men stop traffic on U.S. Highway 99 south of Yreka, California, handing out fliers proclaiming the establishment of the State of Jefferson.
WWII: Germans reach their closest approach to Moscow. They are subsequently frozen by cold weather and attacks by the Soviets
Thursday, November 26, 1936
Monday, November 26, 1934
In the Soviet Union, Politburo member Sergei Kirov is shot and killed at the Communist Party headquarters in Leningrad by Leonid Nikolaev (it is widely thought that Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ordered this murder).
A running gun battle between FBI
agents and bank robber Baby Face Nelson
results in the death of one FBI
agent and the mortal wounding of special agent Samuel P. Cowley
, who was still able to mortally wound Nelson.
Friday, November 26, 1926
Thursday, November 26, 1925
Sunday, November 26, 1922
Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3,000 years.
Tuesday, November 26, 1918
Assembly votes for a union of the people, declaring its union with the Kingdom of Serbia
Monday, November 26, 1917
Saturday, November 26, 1898
Sunday, November 26, 1865
Thursday, November 26, 1863
American Civil War ndash Mine Run: Union forces under General George Meade position against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee (Meade's forces can not find any weaknesses in the Confederate lines and give up trying after 5 days).
Tuesday, November 26, 1805
Thursday, November 26, 1789
Friday, November 26, 1784
The Roman Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States is established.
Thursday, November 26, 1778
In the Hawaiian Islands, Capt. James Cook becomes the first European to land on Maui.
Friday, November 26, 1688
Hearing that William of Orange has landed in England, Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands. Perhaps revealingly, he does not attack the Netherlands but instead strikes at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire with about 100,000 soldiers. The Nine Years' War begins in Europe and America.
Saturday, November 16, 1504 (Julianian calendar)
The Signoria of Florence commissions both Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo to paint the walls of the Grand Council Chamber in the Palazzo Vecchio.
Aldus Manutius publishes his edition of Demosthenes in Venice.
Venetian ambassadors suggest to Turkey the construction of a Suez Canal.
, Leonardo da Vinci
become involved in a scheme to divert the Arno River
, cutting the water supply to Pisa
to force its surrender: Colombino, the project foreman, fails to follow da Vinci’s design, and the project is a major failure.
Juan de la Cosa begins his first independent voyage, to the Isthmus of Panama.
Isabella I of Castile, Catholic Queen of Castile and Aragon, dies, ending her patronage for Columbus. The Crown of Castile passes to her daughter Joanna.
Sunday, November 17, 1476 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, November 23, 684 (Julianian calendar)
A great earthquake strikes Japan. The people, houses, temples, shrines and domestic animals are greatly damaged.
Friday, November 24, 579 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, November 25, 399 (Julianian calendar)
is acknowledged as legitimate bishop of Antioch
by the Church of Rome.
Anastasius I succeeds Siricius as the 39th pope. He seeks to reconcile the churches of Rome and Antioch. Anastasius also condemns the doctrine of Origen.
dies at Rome after a 15-year reign in which he has commanded celibacy
s, asserted papal authority over the entire Western Church, and threatened to impose sanctions who do not follow his dictates.