26 November

November 26 is the 330th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 35 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 26th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 26th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Cake Day
  • National Constitution Day
  • National Maize Day
  • National Flossing Day
  • Buy Nothing Day
  • International Systems Engineer Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 26

2003: Concorde retired from service, Concorde retired from service after 27 years of flight

1983: Brink’s Mat gold heist

The £ 26 million robbery took place in a Brink Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport in London. The stolen gold, diamonds and cash has never been recovered.

1966: World’s first tidal power station opens in France

The Rance Tidal Power Station on the Rance River in Brittany, France was inaugurated by French president Charles de Gaulle. Today, it is one of the largest tidal power stations in the world.

1965: France launches Astérix

The launch of the satellite from Hammaguir, Algeria made France the 6th country in the world after the US, the USSR, the UK, Canada, and Italy to have an artificial satellite in orbit. The satellite is named after the Asterix the popular comic character created by French writer René Goscinny.

1942: Casablanca premiers

The classic movie starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart won 3 Oscars – Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. The film, which is set during the Second World War, follows the life of Rick Blaine, a former freedom fighter and a club owner in Casablanca, Morocco, who has to choose between his love for a woman, Ilsa Lund, and saving her husband from the Nazis.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 26

1972: Arjun Rampal, Indian actor

1939: Tina Turner, American singer, dancer, actress

1922: Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist

1876: Ibn Saud, Saudi Arabian king

1827: Ellen G. White, American author, co-founder of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 26

1952: Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer, explorer

1943: Edward O’Hare, American pilot, Medal of Honor recipient

1883: Sojourner Truth, American activist

1855: Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet

1504 Isabella I of Castile

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