This day in History November 26th
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26 Nov, 1922 - Egypt -- King Tut's Tomb
Sunday, 26th November, 1922 : The British Lord Carnarvon and the archaeologist Howard Carter enter King Tut's tomb which had been buried by the sands of the Egyptian desert for thousands of years before its discovery by Carter a few days before, He had waited until his partner Lord Carnarvon could fly from England to enter. Many believe to this day that King Tut's tomb is the greatest archaeological discovery of our time as it had not been discovered earlier as many tombs has and plundered of it's fantastic treasures. Both of these great men died within 7 months of entering the Tomb which helped to perpetuate the myth of the ( Mummy's Curse ) .
26 Nov, 1942 - U.S.A. -- "Casablanca"
"Casablanca," set in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca during World War II, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, has its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York. The movie goes on general release in January
the following year. The film was nominated for eight Oscars and wins 3 Oscars including Best Picture.
26 Nov, 1977 - UK -- TV Take Over By The Ashtar Command
26th November, 1977
: 'Vrillon', claiming to be the representative of the 'Ashtar Galactic Command', hijacked The ITN Nightly News at ITV Southern Television for six minutes.
26 Nov, 1925 - France -- Political Unrest
This was the fifth day of the most recent French ministerial crisis. Minister Painleve had resigned on the Sunday prior to this date. This caused great unrest within the French cabinet, and rumor had it that there would be an overthrow (coup d'etat).
26 Nov, 1935 - China -- Self-governing North China
26th November, 1935 : A program was in the formation process. The central government of China located in Nanking made plans to initiate an inspection of the Self-governing North China. Hot topics on the discussion table during this meeting included proposal of the creation of a Peiping branch of central government. In conjunction with this measure, the abolition of a military council was advocated, along with the establishment of a military affairs commission.
26 Nov, 1941 - U.S.A. -- Thanksgiving Day Established
President Franklin D Roosevelt signs a bill that establishes the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day .
26 Nov, 1942 - U.S.A. -- Nationwide Gasoline Rationing
President Roosevelt orders nationwide gasoline rationing to begin on December 1st
, prior to this gas rationing only existed in a few US states.
26 Nov, 1944 - U.S.A. -- War Fund Drive
A war fund drive was held in order to fund the release of American war prisoners held in enemy camps. Funds raised by the National War Fund organization would be used to support various foreign relief agencies as well as and the USO. An announcement dated today made mention of the drive to be held on December 11.
26 Nov, 1950 - Korea -- Counter Attack
26th November, 1950 : The Chinese army counter attack into Korea driving 16 miles behind the U.N. lines .
26 Nov, 1953 - U.S.A. -- Referendum
The date of a scheduled peanuts and cotton crop equality referendum was announced. This particular vote was expected to take place on December 11th
, in various U.S. communities. Eligible voters included both peanut (at least one acre) and cotton farmers.
26 Nov, 1953 - UK -- Commercial Television
The drive for commercial TV stations to provide competition to the current Government funded BBC monopoly moved one stage further when the House of Lords approved plans as outlined in the Conservative Governments White Paper on the future of television. After a number of bills and setting up of the Independent Television Authority the first commercial TV station service ( London ITV ) begins on 22 September 1955
26 Nov, 1960 - Vatican -- Archbishop Proirier
Archbishop Proirier from Haiti was deported recently. Sympathy was offered by the Roman Catholic Church in Vatican City. Poirier had pleaded innocent to all charges
26 Nov, 1968 - UK -- Race Relations Act
26th November, 1968
: A new wide ranging race relations act comes into force, making it illegal to refuse housing, employment or public services to people because of their ethnic background.
26 Nov, 1973 - Libya -- Hijack
A Dutch jumbo Boeing 747 jet that had been hijacked landed safely in Libya. The 247 passengers along with 17 crew members all survived. The place was terrorized as it flew over Iraq on the night before.
26 Nov, 1983 - China -- UN Documents
A Chinese courier jumped aboard a Pan American jet. Aboard the jet, the courier had engaged in an argument which lead to the unplanned landing of this huge 747 aircraft. The name of the courier was Gogiang Yang. The 747 he jumped carried important documents to be used during a UN delegation meeting in New York.
26 Nov, 1983 - UK -- Brinks Mat Robbery
Six gunmen break into the Brinks Mat warehouse at the Heathrow Airport making off with three tons of gold bars valued at $37.5 million.
26 Nov, 1992 - UK -- Queen Pays Tax
26th November, 1992
: Major reforms in how royalty is funded in the United Kingdom are announced including
1. The Queen of England will now pay income tax
2. The number of Royals who receive taxpayers money has been reduced to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen Mother.
Much of this is because of the public concern about the rising cost of the monarchy and some of the stories in tabloid press about minor royals living off the British tax payer.
26 Nov, 1995 - U.S.A. -- Dayton Treaty on Bosnia
The Dayton Treaty on Bosnia was finalized, during a time when Demands of provisions pertaining to Sarajevo was made by Bosnian Serbs. The proposals introduced by the Bosnian Serbs were rejected at this time.
26 Nov, 2002 - U.S.A. -- Turkey Pardon
President George W. Bush issues a presidential pardon to a lucky turkey that otherwise might have ended up on someone's Thanksgiving Day dinner table and continued a tradition started in 1947 President Harry S. Truman when donated live bird to a local farm, where the turkey was guaranteed a long life unmolested by stuffing or gravy.
26 Nov, 2003 - Japan -- Export Tariffs
The Japanese threatened to retaliate against U.S. steel export tariffs that were determined unfair by the World Trade Organization. One of the moves Japan planned on making is charging the U.S. millions of dollars in extra fees. Upon the implementation of this action, it would affect the steel, plastics, and clothing industries. Furthermore, the danger of breaching the relationship between Japan and the U.S. would be increased-two countries that are/were considered the biggest trading partners.
26 Nov, 2003 - UK -- Concord Last Flight
26th November, 2003 : Concord makes it's last flight over Bristol, England on the way to it's final resting place at LHR - FILTON where it had made it's first flight on 20th April 1979
26 Nov, 2006 - UK -- A poll on the breaking up of the United Kingdom
A poll has suggested that the majority of voters in England and Scotland would back a break-up of the United Kingdom. Support for Scottish independence has reached 52% among Scots and 59% in England. The English voted to leave the Union by 48%. The poll was conducted by telephone on the 22 and 23 November, and interviewed 1,003 Scots and 869 English
26 Nov, 2008 - Europe -- EU stimulus Announced
A bigger stimulus package than many had been predicting, totalling 200 billion Euros (£168.4bn) or 1.5% of the total output of the EU economy, has been promoted. The EU commission now has to persuade its 27 members to start pumping the money into their own economies, and there is no guarantee that this will take place. Of the 200 billion Euro figure, the EU will only be putting in 30 billion while 170 billion must come from individual nations' own budgets. Many, like the UK and Germany, will argue they have already done their bit with initiatives announced in the past few weeks.
26 Nov, 2008 - India -- The Mumbai attacks start
26th November, 2008 : The 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks (often referred to as 26/11) were more than ten coordinated shooting and bombing attacks that took place across Mumbai in India. These were carried out by Islamic terrorists from Pakistan. The attacks, which drew widespread condemnation from around the world, began on 26 November 2008, and lasted until 29 November. At least 173 people were killed and about 308 wounded.
26 Nov, 2012 - Pakistan -- Sixteen Die From Syrup
Sixteen people in Lahore, Pakistan are dead from drinking "toxic" cough syrup according to police.
26 Nov, 2013 - Japan -- Secrecy Bill Passed
26th November, 2013 : The lower house of Japan's parliament approved a bill that would impose harsher penalties on government workers who leak information and the journalists who try to obtain government information. The Japanese government stated that the bill would help improve national security while those who oppose the bill stated that it would be an infringement on the freedom of press.
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Born This Day In History 26th November
26th November 1983
Known For :
A co-founder of Facebook who joined to help promote the the online social directory built by Mark Zuckerberg while at Harvard University. He also was instrumental in the success as coordinator of online organizing within the Barack Obama presidential campaign on My.BarackObama.com, the campaign's online social networking website.
26th November 1939
Anna Mae Bullock, Nutbush, Tennessee
Known For :
She is one of the great female rock and roll artists of our time. She originally started her career as "The Ike & Tina Turner Revue" with her then husband Ike Turner and from 1960 - 1974 they had a string of successes beginning in 1960 with "A Fool In Love" and including "River Deep - Mountain High", "I Want to Take You Higher", "Proud Mary" and "Nutbush City Limits". In 1975 she got a big break when she played "The Acid Queen" in the rock musical Tommy, and after a much publicized break up in 1978 she began her career again as a solo artist and from 1984 was again at the top of the charts with "What's Love Got to Do With It", "Private Dancer", "We Don't Need Another Hero" and "The Best", . During her career she has become one of the top-selling music artists of all time with record sales over 170 million records. ( From Webmaster: On a personal note having seen her live she has to be one of the greatest ever live performers ).