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Birthdates which occurred on November 26:

1607 John Harvard England, clergyman/scholar, major benefactor to Harvard University (library & half his estate)
1731 William Cowper England, preromantic poet (His Task)
1792 Sarah Moore Grimk‚ American antislavery, women's rights advocate
1832 Mary Edwards Walker US, doctor/women's rights leader
1857 Ferdinand de Saussure Switzerland, linguist (Cours de Laguistique Generale)
1876 Willis Haviland Carrier developed air-conditioning equipment
1892 Joe Guyon NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
1894 Norbert Wiener US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics
19-- Elizabeth Savage Pittsburgh PA, actress (Gwyneth-Loving)
1902 Alberto Morin PR, actor (Armando-Dallas)
1905 Emlyn Williams Wales, actor/playwright (David Copperfield)
1907 Frances Dee US actress (Of Human Bondage)
1910 Cyril Cusack South Africa, actress (Day of the Jackal)
1912 Eric Sevareid Velva ND, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1912 Eugene Ionesco France, dramatist (Rhinoceros)
1913 Foy Draper US, relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
1915 Earl Wild Pittsburgh PA, pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symphony 1942)
1922 Adele Jergens Brooklyn NY, actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man)
1922 Charles M Schulz cartoonist (Peanuts)
1924 George Segal NY, sculptor lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
1925 Eugene Istomin NYC, pianist (Leventritt Award-1943)
1925 Linda Hunt Morriston NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado)
1927 John Carter Center Ridge Ark, actor (Max-Falcon Crest)
1929 Betta St John Hawthorne CA, actress (Corridors of Blood)
1931 Adolfo Perez Esquivel Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)
1931 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)
1933 Robert Goulet Lawrence MA, singer/actor (Camelot, Naked Gun 2«)
1934 Ludmila Shevtsova USSR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
1935 Marian Mercer Akron Ohio, actress/singer (Dean Martin Show)
1937 Boris Yegorov cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
1937 Leo Lacroix France, skier (Olympic-silver-1964)
1938 Rich Little Ottawa Canada, impressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop)
1938 Tina Turner [Anna Mae Bullock], Brownsville TX, singer (Proud Mary)
1942 Olivia Cole Memphis TN, actress (Roots, Szysznyk)
1943 Jan Stenerud Norway, NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)
1945 John McVie rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
1945 Mikhail Woronin USSR, gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/4 silver/bronze-1968)
1948 Galina Prozumenschikova USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)
1952 Wendy Turnbell Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
1959 Jamie Rose NYC, actress (Susan Birch-St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest)
1961 Marcy Walker actress (All My Children, Eden-Santa Barbara)
1963 Allyson Rice-Taylor actress (Connor-As the World Turns)
1981 Jamie Fiske liver transplant recipient

Deaths which occurred on November 26:

1883 Sojourner Truth abolitionist, women's rights advocate, dies
1939 James Naismith Basketball inventor, dies
1970 B O Davis Sr 1st black general, dies at 93 in Chicago
1973 Albert DiSalvo Boston strangler, stabbed
1980 Rachael Roberts actress, dies at age 53
1982 Dan Tobin actor (I Married Joan, My Favorite Martian), dies at 73
1982 Robert Coote actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), dies at 73
1985 Ransom Sherman comedian (Father of the Bride), dies at 87
1986 Scatman Crothers actor (Louie-Chico & the Man), dies at 76


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On this day...

399 St Siricius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
579 Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1703 Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
1716 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
1778 Capt Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands)
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)
1841 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
1861 At Wheeling, a convention adopts a constitution for new state West Virginia
1865 Alice in Wonderland published
1868 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th & Folsom
1885 1st meteor photograph
1895 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association formed
1896 1st large indoor football game, U of Chicago beats U of Michigan 7-6
1896 A.A. Stagg of U Chicago creates the football huddle
1924 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1940 Nazis force 500,000 Warsaw Jews to live in walled ghetto
1941 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
1941 Lebanon gains independence from France
1945 During snow storm, school bus crashes, killing 15 (Washington)
1949 India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1950 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
1962 1st recording session under the name "Beatles"
1965 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
1966 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
1969 Creams' final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
1972 Pete Gogolak scores NY 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)
1975 Fed jury found Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
1976 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
1978 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY
1980 Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
1982 Clyde King named Yankee manager
1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1982 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by the Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1983 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
1984 John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
1985 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
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)
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
1991 Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Lebanon : Independence Day (1941)
Mass : John F Kennedy Day (1963) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Bern Switzerland : Onion Market Day-autumn festival - - - - - ( Monday )
US : Thanksgiving - - - - - ( Thursday )

Religious Observances

Bah '¡ : Day of the Covenant
Christian : Commemoration of St Berchmans
RC : Commemoration of St Sylvester, abbot
RC : Commemoration of St Leonard of Port Maurice

Religious History

1539 In England, the monastery at the Fountains Abbey was surrendered to the crown. It was the richest of the Cistercian houses, prior to the time of the Dissolution of all monasteries in England, under the reign of Henry VIII.
1775 The American Navy began using chaplains within its regular service.
1789 President George Washington proclaimed this date (a Thursday) to be the first national Thanksgiving Day holiday. (National Thanksgiving days were periodically proclaimed by presidents, until in 1863 Abraham Lincoln inaugurated the practice of annually setting the fourth Thursday in November aside for Thanksgiving Day.)
1962 English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'No doubt [my body] has often led me astray: but not half so often, I suspect, as my soul has led IT astray. For the spiritual evils ... arise more from the imagination than from the appetites.'
1970 During a 10_day visit to the Philippines, Pope Paul VI was attacked by a knife_wielding man in Manilla. The pontiff was unhurt and continued his journey.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
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