Saturday, November 26, 2022 (Week 47)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

Today is November 26. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.

This day in History

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2011
NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
2000
Republican candidate George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida’s electoral votes, giving him enough electoral votes to defeat Democrat Al Gore Jr. for the US presidency, despite losing the popular vote.
1998
Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament.
1983
At London’s Heathrow Airport, almost 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million stolen from Brinks-MAT vault.
1982
Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected the 71st Japanese prime minister.
1979
Oil deposits equaling OPEC reserves are found in Venezuela.
1975
Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme is found guilty of an attempt on President Gerald Ford’s life.
1957
President Eisenhower suffers a minor stroke.
1950
North Korean and Chinese troops halt a UN offensive.
1949
India becomes a sovereign Democratic republic.
1947
France expels 19 Soviet citizens, charging them with intervention in internal affairs.
1941
The Japanese fleet departs from the Kuril Islands en route to its attack on Pearl Harbor.
1939
The Soviet Union charges Finland with artillery attack on border.
1938
Poland renews nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union to protect against a German invasion.
1922
Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, archeologists, open King Tut’s tomb, undisturbed for 3,000 years.
1917
The Bolsheviks offer an armistice between Russian and the Central Powers.
1907
The Duma lends support to Czar in St. Petersburg, who claims he has renounced autocracy.
1901
The Hope diamond is brought to New York.
1863
The first National Thanksgiving is celebrated.
1825
The Kappa Alpha Society, the second American college Greek-letter fraternity, is founded.
1812
Napoleon Bonaparte’s army begins crossing the Beresina River over two hastily constructed bridges.
1789
George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution. This date was later used to set the date for Thanksgiving.
1774
A congress of colonial leaders criticizes British influence in the colonies and affirms their right to 'Life, liberty and property.'
1688
Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.