This day in history - November 26

This day in history - November 26.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, November 26, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on November 26 were associated with events relating to the First European to Visit Maui, Observation of a National Thanksgiving Day in the USA, Formation of the Kappa Alpha Society, First of the Annual Thanksgiving Days, Founding of the National Hockey League, First Entry of Tutankhamun's Tomb in 3,000 Years, Premier of Casablanca, Rescue of a Special Forces Unit in the Vietnam War, Brink's-Mat Robbery and Final Flight of Concorde. Many famous people were associated with these crucial events including James Cook, George Washington, John Hart Hunter, Abraham Lincoln, Frank Calder, Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, James P. Fleming, Micky McAvoy, Anthony Black and Mike Bannister.

First European to Visit Maui - November 26, 1778: On this day in history, November 26, 1778, important events took place today in Hawaiian Islands, in respect of the First European to Visit Maui. Captain James Cook was searching for a Northwest Passage around America when he found his route, up the coast of Alaska, blocked by sea ice. He sailed to the Siberian coast, through the Bering Strait and headed for the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands. On November 26, 1778, while sailing round the islands, Cook became the first European to visit Maui, although he didn't land there. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 1778 were James Cook. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: First European to Visit Maui *** Date: November 26, 1778 *** Place: Hawaiian Islands *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Observation of a National Thanksgiving Day in the USA - November 26, 1789: On this day in history, November 26, 1789, momentous events took place today in Philadelphia, USA, with regard to the Observation of a National Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Following a request from the first Congress, President George Washington proclaimed, on October 3, 1789, that Thursday November 26, 1789, would be a national Thanksgiving Day. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 1789 were George Washington. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: Observation of a National Thanksgiving Day in the USA *** Date: November 26, 1789 *** Place: Philadelphia, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Formation of the Kappa Alpha Society - November 26, 1825: On this day in history, November 26, 1825, crucial events took place today in New York, USA, relating to the Formation of the Kappa Alpha Society. The Kappa Alpha Society was formed at the Union College in Schenectady, New York, on November 26, 1825, by a group of nine undergraduates that included John Hart Hunter. This society was the first college social fraternity. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 1825 were John Hart Hunter. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: Formation of the Kappa Alpha Society *** Date: November 26, 1825 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Education *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First of the Annual Thanksgiving Days - November 26, 1863: On this day in history, November 26, 1863, important events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, in respect of the First of the Annual Thanksgiving Days. On Thursday November 26, 1863, the United States celebrated the first of their annual Thanksgiving Days. The 1863 Thanksgiving Day came as a result of Abraham Lincoln's proclamation on October 3, 1863, and it has been celebrated every year since then. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 1863 were Abraham Lincoln. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: First of the Annual Thanksgiving Days *** Date: November 26, 1863 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Founding of the National Hockey League - November 26, 1917: On this day in history, November 26, 1917, momentous events took place today in Montreal, Canada, with regard to the Founding of the National Hockey League. The National Hockey League was founded in Montreal, Canada, on November 26, 1917, following disputes within the already established National Hockey Association. The NHL's first President was Frank Calder. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 1917 were Frank Calder. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: Founding of the National Hockey League *** Date: November 26, 1917 *** Place: Montreal, Canada *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Entry of Tutankhamun's Tomb in 3,000 Years - November 26, 1922: On this day in history, November 26, 1922, significant events took place today in Valley of the Kings, Egypt, respecting the First Entry of Tutankhamun's Tomb in 3,000 Years. On November 26, 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon finally entered the tomb that Carter had discovered earlier in the month. They were the first people to have entered the tomb in more than 3,000 years. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 1922 were Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: First Entry of Tutankhamun's Tomb in 3,000 Years *** Date: November 26, 1922 *** Place: Valley of the Kings, Egypt *** Category: Archaeology *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Premier of Casablanca - November 26, 1942: On this day in history, November 26, 1942, important events took place today in New York, USA, surrounding the Premier of Casablanca. The Hollywood film Casablanca premiered at the Hollywood Theatre, on Broadway, New York, on November 26, 1942. Casablanca starred Hollywood Legends Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and won three Academy Awards. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 1942 were Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: Premier of Casablanca *** Date: November 26, 1942 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Rescue of a Special Forces Unit in the Vietnam War - November 26, 1968: On this day in history, November 26, 1968, important events took place today in Vietnam, surrounding the Rescue of a Special Forces Unit in the Vietnam War. On November 26, 1968, U.S. Air Force Helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescued a team of Army Special Forces Green Berets that had been penned up against a river in Vietnam by enemy forces. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 1968 were James P. Fleming. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: Rescue of a Special Forces Unit in the Vietnam War *** Date: November 26, 1968 *** Place: Vietnam *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Brink's-Mat Robbery - November 26, 1983: On this day in history, November 26, 1983, critical events took place today in London, England, regarding the Brink's-Mat Robbery. A robbery from the Brinks-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport, in London, netted the robbers approximately 26 million in gold, diamonds and cash. Anthony Black, and Mickey McAvoy were two of the gang who were captured and sentenced. The bulk of the gold was never recovered. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 1983 were Micky McAvoy, Anthony Black. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: Brink's-Mat Robbery *** Date: November 26, 1983 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Final Flight of Concorde - November 26, 2003: On this day in history, November 26, 2003, critical events took place today in Bristol, England, regarding the Final Flight of Concorde. The final flight of any Concorde took place on November 26, 2003, when Chief Concorde pilot Mike Bannister flew Alpha Foxtrot, the last Concorde ever built, from Heathrow to Bristol via the Bay of Biscay. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: November 26, 2003 were Mike Bannister. Facts on this day in History November 26: Events on this day in history: Final Flight of Concorde *** Date: November 26, 2003 *** Place: Bristol, England *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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