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Events and People Who Made History on November 26

4th Century

399 - St. Siricius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

6th Century

579 - Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

10th Century

944 - Otto I the Great gives away bisdom Utrecht "foreestrecht"

16th Century

1527 - Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
1580 - French Huguenots and Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
1598 - Jacob of Necks merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java

17th Century

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

18th Century

1702 - Premiere of Colley Cibber's "King Imposter"
1703 - Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
1703 - Heavy storm hits England 1000s killed
1716 - 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
1741 - French and Beiers army occupies Prague
1764 - France bans Jesuit enorde
1778 - Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands, now Hawaii
1789 - 1st national Thanksgiving
1793 - Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France

19th Century

1825 - 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, New York))
1832 - 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (New York City) (12 cent fare)
1835 - HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for New Zealand
1841 - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
1847 - Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice," premieres in Paris
1861 - West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg
1864 - Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
1864 - Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
1865 - "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in US
1867 - Refrigerated railroad car patented by J. B. Sutherland
1868 - 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th and Folsom
1885 - 1st meteor photograph
1894 - King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
1895 - Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
1896 - 1st large indoor football game, University of Chicago beats University of Michigan 7-6
1896 - A. A. Stagg of U Chicago creates football huddle
1898 - SS Portland leaves for Cape Cod, 157 killed

20th Century

1910 - 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
1913 - Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
1914 - Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbor England, 788 die
1916 - Greece declares war on Germany
1924 - Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1925 - Netherlands and 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 New York City
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 and El Duda
1941 - Japanese carrier force left its base and moves east toward Pearl Harbor
1941 - Lebanon gains independence from France
1942 - Anti fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
1942 - "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, New York City
1944 - 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor
1944 - Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz and Birkenau crematoriums
1945 - During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)
1948 - Belgian government 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, Idaho (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
1954 - Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey vs. Australia at Gabba
1955 - 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
1955 - "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 483 performances
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 - U.S.S.R. single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, and 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 - 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 (quarterback)
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 - 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
1966 - 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
1966 - "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 161 performances
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 California (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
1972 - Pete Gogolak scores New York Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
1973 - Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18 -minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1974 - Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)
1974 - Catfish Hunter and Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
1974 - Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut vs. India
1975 - Federal 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 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - East Germany 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
1978 - 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, New York
1978 - 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love"
1978 - 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
1979 - International Olympic Committee votes to readmit China
1979 - Twins John Castino and Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
1980 - Columbia mated to SRBs and external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
1980 - Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP
1982 - Clyde King named Yankee manager
1982 - Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1982 - Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1983 - Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
1984 - After 518 goals and 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 - U.S. and 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 and 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 President 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
1990 - Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigned, ends his reign longest-serving PM
1991 - Condoms are handed out to thousands of New York High School students
1993 - Political campaigners James Carville (49) and Mary Matalin wed
1995 - 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
1995 - Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
1995 - New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs vs. India in Nagpur ODI
1996 - Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
1996 - Colbert, Floyd and Irwin win Wendy's Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1996 - Couples, Davies, Sheehan and Sorenstam win Wendy's Lady's 3 Tour Golf
1996 - Couples, Love and Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge
1997 - Washington Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5

21st Century

2008 - Mumbai terrorist attacks kill over 195 people over four days


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