November 26: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on November 26 throughout history. The 330th day of the Gregorian calendar is November 26. The University of Notre Dame was founded on this day, Casablanca premiered in New York City, and the Mars Science Laboratory launched the Curiosity Rover to Mars.

Sagittarius rules the 26th of November. Rita Ora, Tina Turner, and DJ Khaled all have famous birthdays. Cyber Monday and National Cake Day are both on November 26.


(November 26, 1863)
President Abraham Lincoln of the United States announces November 26 as National Thanksgiving Day, to be observed annually on the fourth Thursday of November. It was commemorated on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years, following the Franksgiving debate from 1939 to 1941. photo source:


(November 26, 1922)
The Toll of the Sea is the first picture to use two-tone Technicolor in a wide distribution. (The first picture to do so was The Gulf Between, although it was not widely distributed.) photo source:

(November 26, 1939)
Tina Turner, an American singer who achieved fame in the rhythm-and-blues, soul, and rock genres, was born. photo source:

(November 26, 1942)
Casablanca, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid, premiered on this day in 1942 and went on to become one of Hollywood's most beloved films. photo source:

(November 26, 1965)
Astérix is launched, making France the third country to launch an object into orbit using its own rocket. photo source:


(November 26, 2003)
The final Concorde flight took occurred on November 26, 2003, with a landing in Filton, Bristol, United Kingdom. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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