Famous Events on this Day in History, November 26:43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
399 - St Siricius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
579 - Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
783 - The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
944 - Otto I the Great gives away bisdom Utrecht "foreestrecht"
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.
1527 - Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
1580 - French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
1598 - Jacob of Necks merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java
1648 - Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westfalen
1688 - Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg
1688 - French king Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
1688 - King James II escapes back to London
1702 - Premiere of Colley Cibber's "King Imposter"
1703 - -27] Heavy storm hits England 1000s killed
1703 - Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
1716 - 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
1741 - French & Beiers army occupies Prague
1764 - France bans Jesuit enorde
1778 - Capt Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands [now Hawaii])
1784 - Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established.
1789 - 1st national Thanksgiving
1793 - Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
1805 - Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
1825 - 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
1832 - 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)
1835 - HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ
1841 - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
1842 - The University of Notre Dame is founded.
1847 - Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice," premieres in Paris
1859 - Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical All the Year Round
1861 - West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg
1863 - -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA
1864 - Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
1864 - Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
1865 - "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in US
1865 - Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
1867 - Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
1868 - 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th & Folsom
1885 - 1st meteor photograph
1894 - King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
1895 - Hawaiian Sugar Planters Assn forms
1896 - 1st large indoor football game, U of Chic beats U of Mich 7-6
1896 - A A Stagg of U Chicago creates football huddle
1898 - -27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die
1898 - SS Portland leaves for Cape Cod, 157 killed
1909 - Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
1910 - 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
1913 - Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
1913 - Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
1914 - Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbor England, 788 die
1916 - Greece declares war on Germany
1918 - The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
1922 - English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Toetanchamon's (Tut) tomb
1924 - Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1925 - Neth & Germany sign trade agreement
1927 - 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
1928 - Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily," premieres in Dresden
1928 - Philip Barry's "Holiday," premieres in NYC
1932 - Bradman completes 10000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings
1933 - Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
1934 - German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to nazi
1934 - Turkish regiment decrees importing family names
1939 - 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
1940 - Leidse students strike
1940 - Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw
1941 - Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
1941 - British North African commandant General Cunningham lay-offs
1941 - British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
1941 - Japanese carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
1941 - Lebanon gains independence from France
1942 - "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC
1942 - Anti fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
1944 - 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor
1944 - Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoriums
1945 - During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)
1948 - Belgian govt of Spaak, resigns
1949 - 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
1949 - India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1950 - China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
1952 - 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil," premieres in Hollywood
1953 - KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
1954 - Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
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 - Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"
1956 - "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
1956 - USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
1957 - WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 - 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
1960 - Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
1961 - For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
1961 - Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
1962 - 1st recording session under name "Beatles"
1962 - Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
1962 - Fab Four have their 1st recording session under name Beatles
1963 - 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)
1963 - Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
1963 - Explorer 18 launched
1965 - Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
1965 - France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
1966 - "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 perfs
1966 - 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
1966 - 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
1967 - Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
1967 - Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
1968 - 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)
1969 - 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
1969 - Creams' final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
1969 - Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
1970 - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
1972 - Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
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
1974 - Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)
1974 - Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
1974 - Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
1975 - Fed jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
1975 - France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1975 - Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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"
1976 - Willy Burns elected chairman of Social International
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.
1978 - 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
1978 - 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love"
1978 - 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
1979 - Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
1979 - Twins John Castino & Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
1980 - Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
1980 - Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP
1982 - Clyde King named Yankee manager
1982 - Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1982 - Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1983 - Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
1984 - After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy LaFleur retires
1984 - John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
1984 - Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
1984 - US & Iraq regain diplomatic relations
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
1988 - Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
1988 - Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
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
1990 - 1st Billboard Music Awards: Janet Jackson wins
1990 - Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
1990 - Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion
1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait
1990 - Premier Mazowiecki of Poland, resigns
1991 - Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students
1993 - Political campaigners James Carville (49) & Mary Matalin wed
1995 - 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
1995 - Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
1995 - Ireland votes (50.3%) to end 58 year ban on divorce
1995 - New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
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
1996 - Couples, Love & Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1997 - Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
1998 - Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
2003 - Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.
2004 - Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
2008 - Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.