History's November 26
2015 UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day
2013 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes
2012 10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground
2012 The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion
2011 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn
2011 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
2010 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
2008 Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
2004 Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
2003 Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.
2000 88th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 28-26
1999 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal
1998 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
1997 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
1996 Couples, Love & Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1996 Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
1996 Colbert, Floyd & Irwin win Wendy's Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1996 Couples, Davies, Sheehan & Sorenstam win Wendy's Lady's 3 Tour Golf
1995 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
1995 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
1995 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
1992 57th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-0 in Birmingham
1991 Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students
1990 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
1990 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion
1990 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
1990 US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait
1990 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win
1989 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
1989 Comores coup under Bob Benard
1989 Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes pres of Uruguay
1989 Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
1988 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
1988 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
1985 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
1984 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
1984 After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires
1984 US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations
1984 John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
1983 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1982 Clyde King named Yankee manager
1982 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1980 Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
1980 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP
1979 Twins John Castino & Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
1979 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
1978 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
1978 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "A Question of Love"
1978 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
1978 Christina Crawford autobiography "Mommie Dearest" reaches best-seller status
1977 42nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 48-21 in Birmingham
1977 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM.
1976 Willy Brandt elected chairman of Socialist International
1976 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
1976 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
1976 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"
1975 Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP
1975 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1975 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal
1974 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
1974 Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
1973 Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1972 Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin
1972 Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
1970 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
1969 Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
1969 Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
1969 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
1968 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)
1967 Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
1967 Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
1966 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
1966 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
1966 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
1965 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
1965 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
1964 29th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
1963 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
1963 Explorer 18 launched
1963 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)
1962 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
1962 Fab Four have their first recording session under name The Beatles
1961 Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
1961 For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
1960 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
1960 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
1960 25th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 3-0 in Birmingham
1957 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
1956 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
1955 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
1955 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
1955 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
1955 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham
1954 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
1953 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
1953 WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood
1950 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
1949 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
1949 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1948 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.
1945 During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)
1945 "Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released
1945 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever"
1944 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor
1944 Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoria
1942 "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC
1942 Anti-fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
1941 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
1941 Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France
1941 British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
1941 Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
1941 General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa
1940 Leidse students strike
1940 Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
1939 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
1934 German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to Nazis
1934 Turkish regiment decrees importing family names
1933 Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
1932 Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings
1928 Philip Barry's "Holiday" premieres in NYC
1928 Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden
1927 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
1925 Netherlands & Germany sign trade agreement
1924 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1922 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt
1918 The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
1917 The new government of Russia offers an armistice to Germany and Austria-Hungary
1916 Greece declares war on Germany
1916 Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched'
1914 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
1913 Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
1913 Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
1910 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
1909 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
1905 1st Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
1901 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa
1898 SS Portland “The Titanic of New England” leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed
1898 -27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die
1896 A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle
1896 1st large indoor football game, U of Chic beats U of Mich 7-6
1895 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
1894 King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
1885 1st meteor photograph
1868 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th & Folsom
1867 Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
1865 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in USA
1865 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
1864 Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
1864 Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
1863 -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA
1861 West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia
1859 Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical "All the Year Round"
1847 Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice" premieres in Paris
1842 The University of Notre Dame is founded.
1841 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
1835 HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ
1832 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)
1825 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
1805 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee
1793 Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
1789 1st national Thanksgiving in USA
1784 Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
1778 Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
1764 France bans Jesuit enorde
1741 French & Beiers army occupies Prague
1716 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
1703 Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) - thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen
1688 Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg
1688 King James II escapes back to London
1688 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
1648 Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westphalia
1580 French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
1527 Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
1476 vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
1161Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars.
783 Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
579 Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
43 BC The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
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