Historical Events and Current Affairs on November 26

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])
1789 :1st national Thanksgiving
1793 :Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
1825 :1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
1832 :1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 fare)
1835 :HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ
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
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
1867 :Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
1885 :1st meteor photograph
1894 :King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
1895 :Hawaiian Sugar Planters Assn forms
1898 :-27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die
1898 :SS Portland leaves for Cape Cod, 157 killed
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
1916 :K Gyllenberg discovers asteroid #846 Lipperta
1922 :English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Toetanchamon's (Tut) tomb
1924 :Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1925 :Neth & Germany sign trade agreement
1928 :Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily," premieres in Dresden
1928 :Philip Barry's "Holiday," premieres in NYC
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 :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 :India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
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
1955 :"Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC 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 :in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
1956 :USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal
1957 :WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 :For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
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
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
1972 :Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown
1973 :accidentally caused part of 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1973 :Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she
1974 :Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)
1974 :Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
1975 :#2336 Xinjiang, #2617 Jiangxi & #3421
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 :Purple Mountain Observatory discovers asteroids #2260 Neoptolemus,
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
1978 :10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
1978 :1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love"
1978 :Purple Mountain Observatory discovers asteroid #3011 & #3297
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 :Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by
1982 :Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1982 :Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
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 :US & Iraq regain diplomatic relations
1985 :France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 :Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
1986 :Osservatorio San Vittore discovers asteroid #4742 Caliumi
1987 :F Borngen discovers asteroid #4098 Thraen & #6293 Oberpfalz
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 :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 :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 NY High School students
1992 :K Suzuki & T Urata discover asteroid #7298
1993 :Political campaigners James Carville (49) & Mary Matalin wed
1994 :Y Kushida & O Muramatsu discover asteroid #7068 Minowa
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 :Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program discovers asteroid #8118
1997 :Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5



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