26 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • William Cowper, 1731
  • Maud Queen of Norway, 1869
  • Emlyn Williams, 1905
  • 'Lefty' Gomez, 1908
  • Sammy Reshevsky, 1911
  • Eric Sevareid, 1912
  • Eugene Ionesco, 1912
  • Charles Schulz, 1922
  • George Segal, 1924
  • Robert Goulet, 1933
  • Marian Mercer, 1935
  • Rich Little, 1938
  • Tina Turner, 1938

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Siricius, AD 399
  • Queen Isabella I Spain, 1504
  • Tommy Dorsey, 1956
  • Amelita Galli-Curci, 1963
  • Albert DiSalvo, Bostn strangler stabbed, 1973
  • Cyril Connolly, 1974
  • Rachel Roberts, 1980
  • Mary Hemingway, 1986
  • Scatman Crothers, 1986
  • Bernardo Bertolucci, 2018

Today's Events:

  • 1703 - Great storm of London; cyclone called 'The Channel Storm' kills almost 8,000 people.
  • 1716 - First lion in America exhibited in Boston by Captain Arthur Savage.
  • 1764 - Suppression of the Jesuits in France.
  • 1789 - First National Thanksgiving Day in U.S. celebrating the harvest of 1623 proclaimed by Geo. Washington.
  • 1825 - First social fraternity established-Kappa Alpha at Union College, Schenectady, NY.
  • 1904 - 12,000 Japanese troops die in 5th assault on Russians at Port Arthur, Korea. Russo Japanese War.
  • 1940 - Nazis force Jews in Warsaw to move into ghetto surrounded by 8-foot concrete wall.
  • 1941 - Independence of Lebanon proclaimed.
  • 1942 - 'Casablanca' starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and directed by Michael Curtiz premieres in New York.
  • 1956 - Fidel Castro and comrades sail from exile in Mexico to Cuba to start revolution.
  • 1983 - Thieves in London break into Brink's-Mat warehouse looking for £1million; find £26 million in gold!
  • 1990 - MCA agrees to Matsushita Electric offer of $6.13 billion; largest Japanese purchase of U.S. Company
  • 2001 - American scientists announce first human embryo cloning in Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • 2003 - The last Concorde flight anywhere in the world lands at Filton, Bristol, England.
  • 2008 - Terrorist attacks in Mumbai (Bombay) as Al-Queda backed terror squads attack American and British tourists in luxury hotels.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • John Berchmans
  • Peter of Alexandria
  • Leonard of Porto Maurizio
  • Silvester Gozzolini

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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