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Monday 26 November 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Anti Obesity Day (International observance)
  • International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

Events

  • 2000 – George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.
  • 1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1976 – "Anarchy in the U.K.", the debut single of the Sex Pistols, is released, heralding the arrival of punk rock
  • 1968 – Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • 1965 – In the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1, on board.
  • 1942 – World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
  • 1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
  • 1922 – The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)
  • 1917 – The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
  • 1863 – United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. (Since 1941, it has been on the fourth Thursday.)
  • 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.
  • 1825 – At Union College in Schenectady, New York, a group of college students form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
  • 1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.
  • 1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.

Births

  • 1990 – Avery Bradley, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Blake Harnage, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Matt Carpenter (baseball), American baseball player
  • 1983 – Chris Hughes, American publisher and businessman, co-founded Facebook
  • 1982 – Keith Ballard, American ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Jackie Trail, American tennis player
  • 1980 – Jason Griffith, American voice actor
  • 1977 – Paris Lenon, American football player
  • 1976 – Brian Schneider, American baseball player and manager
  • 1976 – Maven Huffman, American wrestler
  • 1975 – DJ Khaled, American rapper and producer
  • 1973 – Peter Facinelli, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1971 – Vicki Pettersson, American author
  • 1971 – Winky Wright, American boxer and actor
  • 1970 – John Amaechi, American-English basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Kara Walker, American painter and illustrator
  • 1969 – Shawn Kemp, American basketball player
  • 1968 – Edna Campbell, American basketball player, sportscaster, and nurse
  • 1966 – Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian-American actress and singer
  • 1965 – Scott Adsit, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Mario Elie, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962 – Chuck Finley, American baseball player
  • 1961 – Ivory, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1961 – Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria, Indian-English businessman, co-founded Cobra Beer
  • 1960 – Chuck Eddy, American journalist
  • 1960 – Harold Reynolds, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, American author and academic
  • 1959 – Jerry Schemmel, American sportscaster
  • 1957 – Félix González-Torres, Cuban-American sculptor (d. 1996)
  • 1956 – Dale Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1954 – Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1954 – Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)
  • 1953 – Harry Carson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1952 – Elsa Salazar Cade, an award-winning Mexican American science teacher and entomologist.
  • 1950 – Honey Wilder, American porn actress
  • 1949 – Vincent A. Mahler, American political scientist and academic
  • 1948 – Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948 – Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
  • 1947 – Roger Wehrli, American football player
  • 1946 – Art Shell, American football player and coach
  • 1946 – Raymond Louis Kennedy, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1945 – Daniel Davis, American actor
  • 1945 – John McVie, English-American bass player
  • 1945 – Michael Omartian, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1944 – Jean Terrell, American singer
  • 1943 – Bruce Paltrow, American director and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1943 – Dale Sommers, American radio host (d. 2012)
  • 1943 – Marilynne Robinson, American novelist and essayist
  • 1942 – Olivia Cole, American actress
  • 1941 – Susanne Marsee, American soprano and educator
  • 1939 – Tina Turner, American-Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1939 – Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)
  • 1938 – Porter Goss, American soldier and politician, 19th Director of the CIA
  • 1938 – Rich Little, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer
  • 1937 – Bob Babbitt, American bass player (d. 2012)
  • 1935 – Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Jerry Jameson, American director and producer
  • 1933 – Robert Goulet, American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (d. 2015)
  • 1930 – Berthold Leibinger, German engineer and philanthropist, founded Berthold Leibinger Stiftung
  • 1929 – Betta St. John, American actress, singer and dancer
  • 1927 – Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (d. 2001)
  • 1925 – Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
  • 1924 – George Segal, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)
  • 1922 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (d. 2000)
  • 1921 – Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Daniel Petrie, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1919 – Frederik Pohl, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1917 – Nesuhi Ertegun, Turkish-American record producer (d. 1989)
  • 1915 – Earl Wild, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
  • 1912 – Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1911 – Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess player and author (d. 1992)
  • 1909 – Frances Dee, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
  • 1908 – Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-Scottish businessman, founded Forte Group (d. 2007)
  • 1908 – Lefty Gomez, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
  • 1907 – Ruth Patrick, American botanist (d. 2013)
  • 1905 – Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1902 – Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (d. 1971)
  • 1901 – William Sterling Parsons, American admiral (d. 1953)
  • 1899 – Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (d. 1936)
  • 1895 – Bill W., American activist, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
  • 1894 – Norbert Wiener, American-Swedish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1964)
  • 1891 – Scott Bradley, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1977)
  • 1888 – Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1878 – Marshall Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
  • 1876 – Willis Carrier, American engineer, invented air conditioning (d. 1950)
  • 1858 – Katharine Drexel, American nun and saint (d. 1955)
  • 1853 – Bat Masterson, American police officer and journalist (d. 1921)
  • 1832 – Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and activist, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
  • 1828 – Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (d. 1895)
  • 1827 – Ellen G. White, American religious leader and author, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1915)
  • 1792 – Sarah Moore Grimké, American author and activist (d. 1873)
  • 1727 – Artemas Ward, American general and politician (d. 1800)
  • 1609 – Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (d. 1659)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Fritz Weaver, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Amir Aczel, Israeli-American mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1950)
  • 2015 – Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Jane Kean, American actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Saul Leiter, American photographer and painter (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Joseph Murray, American surgeon and soldier, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2011 – Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2010 – Leroy Drumm, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2008 – Victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks: - Gavriel Holtzberg, Israeli-American rabbi (b. 1979)
  • 2007 – Silvestre S. Herrera, Mexican-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)
  • 2006 – Dave Cockrum, American author and illustrator (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Mark Craney, American drummer (b. 1952)
  • 2005 – Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator, co-created the Berenstain Bears (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
  • 2002 – Verne Winchell, American businessman, founded Winchell's Donuts (b. 1915)
  • 1998 – Jonathan Kwitny, American journalist and author (b. 1941)
  • 1997 – Marguerite Henry, American author (b. 1902)
  • 1996 – Paul Rand, American art director and graphic designer (b. 1914)
  • 1991 – Bob Johnson, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 1991 – Ed Heinemann, American engineer (b. 1908)
  • 1987 – J. P. Guilford, American psychologist and academic (b. 1897)
  • 1987 – Peter Hujar, American photographer (b. 1934)
  • 1987 – Thomas George Lanphier, Jr., American colonel and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1985 – Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)
  • 1981 – Pete DePaolo, American race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1978 – Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1956 – Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1905)
  • 1954 – Bill Doak, American baseball player and coach (b. 1891)
  • 1943 – Edward O'Hare, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)
  • 1943 – Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (b. 1865)
  • 1938 – Flora Call Disney, American mother of Walt Disney (b. 1868)
  • 1926 – John Browning, American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (b. 1855)
  • 1883 – Sojourner Truth, American activist (b. 1797)
  • 1860 – Benjamin Greene, English brewer, founded Greene King (b. 1780)
  • 1829 – Thomas Buck Reed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1787)
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