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1865"Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in USA

43 BCThe Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.

1941Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro

19481st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.

1980Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

1990Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

1982Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

1688French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands

1476vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

1922English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt

1932Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings

1963Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

1984After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

1999Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

19901st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

2013Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

1859Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical All the Year Round

1995Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

November 26th Historical Events
Date Event
43
The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed. 
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579
Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
783
Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus. 
1476
vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time. 
1527
Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I 
1580
French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty 
1648
Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westphalia 
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
Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) - thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen 
1716
1st lion exhibited in America (Boston) 
1741
French & Beiers army occupies Prague 
1764
France bans Jesuit enorde 
1778
Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) 
1784
Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established. 
1789
1st national Thanksgiving in USA 
1793
Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France 
1805
Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee 
1825
1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY)) 
1832
1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare) 
1835
HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ 
1841
1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan 
1842
The University of Notre Dame is founded. 
1847
Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice" premieres in Paris 
1859
Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical All the Year Round 
1861
West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virginia 
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 USA 
1865
Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile. 
1867
Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit 
1868
1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th & Folsom 
1885
1st meteor photograph 
1894
King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France 
1895
Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms 
1896
1st large indoor football game, U of Chic beats U of Mich 7-6 
1896
A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle 
1898
-27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die 
1898
SS Portland "The Titanic of New England" leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed 
1901
Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa 
1909
Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men. 
1910
2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7 
1913
Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers 
1913
Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City. 
1914
Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die 
1916
Greece declares war on Germany 
1916
Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched' 
1918
The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia. 
1922
English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt 
1924
Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed 
1925
Netherlands & Germany sign trade agreement 
1927
15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6 
1928
Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden 
1928
Philip Barry's "Holiday" premieres in NYC 
1932
Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings 
1933
Camille Chautemps becomes French premier 
1934
German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to Nazis 
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
Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro 
1941
General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa 
1941
British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda 
1941
Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor 
1941
Lebanon independence first proclaimed by 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 crematoria 
1945
During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington) 
1945
Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever" 
1948
Belgian government of Spaak resigns 
1948
1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years. 
1949
37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15 
1949
India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic 
1950
China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River 
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 
1954
Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba 
1955
"Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances 
1955
43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19 
1955
Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus 
1956
"The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC 
1956
USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks 
1957
WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1960
48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6 
1960
Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins 
1961
For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions 
1961
Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball 
1962
Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms 
1962
Fab Four have their first recording session under name The 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 
1966
54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14 
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
Cream's final concert (Royal Albert Hall) 
1969
Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon 
1970
In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record. 
1972
Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown 
1972
Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O'Connell Bridge House in Dublin 
1973
Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape 
1974
Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal 
1974
Catfish Hunter & Charlie Finley meet in arbitration 
1974
Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India 
1975
US Federal 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
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 Brandt elected chairman of Social International 
1977
'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM. 
1978
10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY 
1978
1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love" 
1978
66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13 
1979
Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years 
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
Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki 
1982
Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch 
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
Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain 
1984
US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations 
1985
23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched 
1985
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1985
Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000 
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
77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40 
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: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win 
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 
1990
Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns 
1990
US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1 
1991
Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students 
1995
33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2) 
1995
Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass 
1995
New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI 
1996
Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4 
1996
Colbert, Floyd & Irwin win Wendy's Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge 
1996
Couples, Davies, Sheehan & Sorenstam win Wendy's Lady's 3 Tour Golf 
1996
Couples, Love & Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge 
1997
Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5 
1998
Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament. 
1999
Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal 
2000
88th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 28-26 
2003
Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England. 
2004
Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China. 
2008
Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India. 
2011
2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others. 
2012
10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground 
2012
The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion 
2013
Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes 
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