November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 35 days remaining in the year.

  1. 43 BC-The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
  2. 783 - The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
  3. 1778 - In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
  4. 1789 - A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
  5. 1805 - Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
  6. 1825 - At Union College in Schenectady, New York a group of college students form Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
  7. 1842 - The University of Notre Dame is founded.
  8. 1862 - Charles Dodgson (AKA Lewis Carroll) sends the handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures Underground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.
  9. 1863 - American Civil War: Mine Run - Union forces under General George Meade position against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
  10. 1865 - Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
  11. 1917 - The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
  12. 1918 - The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia
  13. 1922 - Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
  14. 1922 - 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).
  15. 1939 - Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
  16. 1941 - US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
  17. 1941 - World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor - A fleet of six aircraft carriers commanded by Japanese Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo leaves Hitokapu Bay for Pearl Harbor under strict radio silence.
  18. 1941 - World War II: The Hull note ultimatum is delivered to Japan by the United States.
  19. 1942 - Holocaust: Shoah: 572 Norwegian Jews were deported to Auschwitz on the cargo vessel Donau. This was the first step on the journey to the death camp Auschwitz. Altogether the total number of Jews deported from Norway was 767. 25 of the deported survived.
  20. 1942 - The film Casablanca premieres at the Hollywood Theater in New York City, as Allied Expeditionary Forces (AEF) secured their hold on North Africa during World War II.
  21. 1942 - World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihac in northwestern Bosnia.
  22. 1944 - World War II: Germans begin V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
  23. 1949 - The Indian Constituent Assembly adopts India's constitution.
  24. 1950 - Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China move into North Korea and launch a massive counterattack against South Korean and American forces (Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
  25. 1965 - In the Hammaguira launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1 on board, becoming the third country to enter space.
  26. 1968 - Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
  27. 1968 - British rock band Cream play their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
  28. 1970 - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
  29. 1976 - The Band play their final concert, dubbed The Last Waltz. One of the guest performers is Eric Clapton, whose band Cream also played their farewell concert on November 26, 8 years earlier.
  30. 1977 - 'Vrillon', representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for five minutes at 5:12 PM.
  31. 1983 - Brinks Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are taken from the Brinks Mat vault at Heathrow Airport
  32. 1985 - US President Ronald Reagan signs over rights to his autobiography to Random House for a record US$3 million.
  33. 1986 - Iran-Contra scandal: US President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
  34. 1986 - The New Yorker publishes Susan Sontag's AIDS short story, "The Way We Live Now"
  35. 1987 - The very first World Wrestling Entertainment Survivor Series took place in Richfield, Ohio
  36. 1990 - The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight.
  37. 1998 - Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
  38. 2003 - Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, UK.