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Events

  • 783 – The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
  • 1161Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars.
  • 1476Vlad the Impaler defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
  • 1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
  • 1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.
  • 1805 – Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
  • 1812 – The Battle of Berezina begins during Napoleon's retreat from Russia.
  • 1825 – At Union College in Schenectady, New York, a group of college students form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.
  • 1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.
  • 1863 – United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. Following the Franksgiving controversy from 1939 to 1941, it has been observed on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years.
  • 1865Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy schooner is defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaíso, Chile.
  • 1914HMS Bulwark was destroyed by a large internal explosion with the loss of 741 men near Sheerness.
  • 1917The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France.
  • 1917 – The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
  • 1918 – The Montenegran Podgorica Assembly votes for a "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • 1922Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
  • 1922 – The 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.)
  • 1939Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
  • 1941 – World War II: Japan's 1st Air Fleet departs the Kuril Islands to strike Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
  • 1942 – World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
  • 1942 – Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City.
  • 1943 – World War II: HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
  • 1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.
  • 1944 – World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 1949 – The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
  • 1950Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
  • 1965 – France launches Astérix, becoming the third nation to put an object in orbit using its own booster.
  • 1968Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • 1970 – In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
  • 1976 – "Anarchy in the U.K.", the debut single of the Sex Pistols, is released, heralding the arrival of punk rock
  • 1977 – An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.
  • 1983Brink's-Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink's-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport.
  • 1986Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.
  • 1986 – The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of committing war crimes as a guard at the Nazi Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.[1]
  • 1991National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
  • 1998Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1998 – The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.
  • 1999 – The 7.5 Template:M Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.
  • 2000George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.
  • 2003 – The Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.[2]
  • 2004Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.
  • 2004 – The last Poʻouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.
  • 2008Mumbai attacks, a series of terrorist attacks killing approximately 166 citizens by 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan based extremist Islamist terrorist organisation, and the ship, Queen Elizabeth 2 is out of service, and docks in Dubai.
  • 2011NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani check post in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
  • 2011 – The Mars Science Laboratory launches to Mars with the Curiosity Rover.[3]
  • 2018 – The robotic probe Insight lands on Elysium Planitia, Mars.
  • 2019 – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes western Albania leaving at least 52 people dead and over 1000 injured. This was the second deadliest earthquake to strike Albania in recorded history, and the deadliest in 168 years.[4]

Births

  • 907Rudesind, Galician bishop (d. 977)
  • 1288Go-Daigo, Japanese emperor (d. 1339)
  • 1401Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset (d. 1418)
  • 1436Catherine of Portugal (d. 1463)
  • 1466Edward Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings, English noble (d. 1506)
  • 1518Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora, Catholic cardinal (d. 1564)
  • 1534Henry Berkeley, 7th Baron Berkeley (d. 1613)
  • 1552Seonjo of Joseon, King of Joseon (d. 1608)
  • 1594James Ware, Irish genealogist (d. 1666)
  • 1604Johannes Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1673)
  • 1607John Harvard, English minister and philanthropist (d. 1638)
  • 1609Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (d. 1659)
  • 1657William Derham, English minister and philosopher (d. 1735)
  • 1678Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist and astronomer (d. 1771)
  • 1703Theophilus Cibber, English actor and playwright (d. 1758)
  • 1727Artemas Ward, American general and politician (d. 1800)
  • 1731William Cowper, English poet and hymnwriter (d. 1800)
  • 1792Sarah Moore Grimké, American author and activist (d. 1873)
  • 1817Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Alsatian-French chemist (d. 1884)
  • 1827Ellen G. White, American religious leader and author, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1915)
  • 1828Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (d. 1895)
  • 1828 – René Goblet, French journalist and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1905)
  • 1832Rudolph Koenig, German-French physicist and academic (d. 1901)
  • 1832 – Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and activist, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
  • 1837Thomas Playford II, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of South Australia (d. 1915)
  • 1853Bat Masterson, American police officer and journalist (d. 1921)
  • 1857Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist and author (d. 1913)
  • 1858Katharine Drexel, American nun and saint (d. 1955)
  • 1864Edward Higgins, English 3rd General of the Salvation Army (d. 1947)
  • 1869Maud of Wales (d. 1938)
  • 1870Sir Hari Singh Gour, founder and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sagar (d. 1949)
  • 1873Fred Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1954)
  • 1876Willis Carrier, American engineer, invented air conditioning (d. 1950)
  • 1878Major Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)
  • 1885Heinrich Brüning, German lieutenant, economist, and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1888Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1889Albert Dieudonné, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1976)
  • 1891Scott Bradley, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1977)
  • 1894James Charles McGuigan, Canadian cardinal (d. 1974)
  • 1894 – Norbert Wiener, American-Swedish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1964)
  • 1895Bill W., American activist, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
  • 1898Karl Ziegler, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1899Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (d. 1936)
  • 1900Anna Maurizio, Swiss biologist, known for her study of bees (d. 1993)
  • 1901William Sterling Parsons, American admiral (d. 1953)
  • 1902Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (d. 1971)
  • 1903Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English pianist and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1904Armand Frappier, Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • 1904K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (d. 2011)
  • 1905Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1907Ruth Patrick, American botanist (d. 2013)
  • 1908Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-Scottish businessman, founded Forte Group (d. 2007)
  • 1908 – Lefty Gomez, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
  • 1909Fritz Buchloh, German footballer and manager (d. 1998)
  • 1909 – Frances Dee, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
  • 1909 – Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (d. 1994)
  • 1910Cyril Cusack, South African-born Irish actor (d. 1993)
  • 1911Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess player and author (d. 1992)
  • 1912Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1915Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (d. 2016)
  • 1915 – Earl Wild, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)
  • 1917Nesuhi Ertegun, Turkish-American record producer (d. 1989)
  • 1918Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician, 31st President of Chile (d. 2016)
  • 1919Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish soldier and politician, 6th President of the Republic of Poland (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Frederik Pohl, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1920Daniel Petrie, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1921Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (d. 2012)
  • 1922Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (d. 2000)
  • 1923V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (d. 2014)
  • 1924Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (d. 1992)
  • 1924 – George Segal, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)
  • 1925Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez, Uruguayan dictator (d. 2016)
  • 1926Rabi Ray, Indian activist and politician, 10th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2017)
  • 1927Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (d. 2001)
  • 1928Nishida Tatsuo, Japanese linguist and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1929Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Betta St. John, American actress, singer and dancer
  • 1930Berthold Leibinger, German engineer and philanthropist, founded Berthold Leibinger Stiftung (d. 2018)
  • 1931Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentinian painter, sculptor, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1931 – Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Dutch cardinal
  • 1933Robert Goulet, American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – Richard Holloway, Scottish bishop and radio host
  • 1933 – Stanley Long, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Jamshid Mashayekhi, Iranian actor (d. 2019)
  • 1933 – Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (d. 2015)
  • 1934Cengiz Bektaş, Turkish architect, engineer, and journalist
  • 1934 – Jerry Jameson, American director and producer
  • 1935Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1936Margaret Boden, English computer scientist and psychologist
  • 1937Bob Babbitt, American bass player (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – John Moore, Baron Moore of Lower Marsh, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 2019)
  • 1937 – Boris Yegorov, Russian physician and astronaut (d. 1994)
  • 1938Porter Goss, American soldier and politician, 19th Director of the CIA
  • 1938 – Rodney Jory, Australian physicist and academic
  • 1938 – Rich Little, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer
  • 1939Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian civil servant and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 1939 – Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)
  • 1939 – John Gummer, English politician, Secretary of State for the Environment
  • 1939 – Grey Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie, Irish-Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • 1939 – Art Themen, English saxophonist and surgeon
  • 1939 – Tina Turner, American-Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1940Enrico Bombieri, Italian mathematician and academic
  • 1940 – Davey Graham, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1940 – Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Quentin Skinner, English historian, author, and academic
  • 1941Susanne Marsee, American soprano and educator
  • 1942Maki Carrousel, Japanese actor
  • 1942 – Olivia Cole, American actress (d. 2018)
  • 1942 – Đặng Thùy Trâm, Vietnamese physician and author (d. 1970)
  • 1943Paul Burnett, English radio host
  • 1943 – Bruce Paltrow, American director and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1943 – Marilynne Robinson, American novelist and essayist
  • 1943 – Dale Sommers, American radio host (d. 2012)
  • 1944Jean Terrell, American singer
  • 1944 – Joyce Quin, Baroness Quin, English academic and politician, Minister of State for Europe
  • 1945Daniel Davis, American actor
  • 1945 – John McVie, English-American bass player
  • 1945 – Jim Mullen, Scottish guitarist
  • 1945 – Michael Omartian, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1945 – Björn von Sydow, Swedish academic and politician, 27th Swedish Minister for Defence
  • 1946Raymond Louis Kennedy, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1946 – Art Shell, American football player and coach
  • 1946 – Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (d. 2012)
  • 1947Roger Wehrli, American football player
  • 1948Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948 – Claes Elfsberg, Swedish journalist
  • 1948 – Marianne Muellerleile, American actress
  • 1948 – Galina Prozumenshchikova, Ukrainian-Russian swimmer and journalist (d. 2015)
  • 1948 – Peter Wheeler, English rugby player
  • 1949Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese geographer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of East Timor
  • 1949 – Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Martin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Vincent A. Mahler, American political scientist and academic
  • 1949 – Ivan Patzaichin, Romanian canoe world and oliympic champion
  • 1951Ilona Staller, Hungarian-Italian porn actress, singer, and politician
  • 1951 – Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1952Elsa Salazar Cade, Mexican-American science teacher and entomologist
  • 1952 – Julien Temple, English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Wendy Turnbull, Australian tennis player
  • 1953Hilary Benn, English politician, Secretary of State for International Development
  • 1953 – Shelley Moore Capito, American politician
  • 1953 – Harry Carson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Jacki MacDonald, Australian television host and actress
  • 1953 – Desiré Wilson, South African race car driver
  • 1954Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1954 – Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)
  • 1955Jelko Kacin, Slovenian politician and a former Member of the European Parliament
  • 1955Gisela Stuart, German-English academic and politician
  • 1956Dale Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1956 – Don Lake, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Keith Vaz, Indian-English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Europe
  • 1957Félix González-Torres, Cuban-American sculptor (d. 1996)
  • 1958Michael Skinner, English rugby player
  • 1959Dai Davies Welsh politician and independent MP[5]
  • 1959 – Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, American author and academic
  • 1959 – Jerry Schemmel, American sportscaster
  • 1960Chuck Eddy, American journalist
  • 1960 – Harold Reynolds, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1961Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria, Indian-English businessman, co-founded Cobra Beer
  • 1961 – Tom Carroll, Australian surfer
  • 1961 – Ivory, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1962Fernando Bandeirinha, Portuguese footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Chuck Finley, American baseball player
  • 1963Mario Elie, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963 – Matt Frei, German-English journalist and author
  • 1963 – Joe Lydon, English rugby player and coach
  • 1964Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier
  • 1965Scott Adsit, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Dougray Scott, Scottish actor and producer
  • 1965 – Des Walker, English footballer
  • 1966Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian-American actress and singer
  • 1966 – Fahed Dermech, Tunisian footballer
  • 1967Ridley Jacobs, Antiguan cricketer
  • 1968Edna Campbell, American basketball player, sportscaster, and nurse
  • 1968 – Haluk Levent, Turkish singer
  • 1969Shawn Kemp, American basketball player
  • 1969 – Kara Walker, American painter and illustrator
  • 1970John Amaechi, American-English basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Dave Hughes, Australian comedian and radio host
  • 1971Vicki Pettersson, American author
  • 1971 – Winky Wright, American boxer and actor
  • 1972Chris Osgood, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Arjun Rampal, Indian actor and producer
  • 1973Peter Facinelli, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1974Line Horntveth, Norwegian tuba player, composer, and producer
  • 1974 – Roman Šebrle, Czech decathlete and high jumper
  • 1975DJ Khaled, American rapper and producer
  • 1975 – Patrice Lauzon, Canadian figure skater
  • 1976Andreas Augustsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1976 – Maven Huffman, American wrestler
  • 1976 – Brian Schneider, American baseball player and manager
  • 1977Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
  • 1977 – Paris Lenon, American football player
  • 1977 – Campbell Walsh, Scottish canoe racer
  • 1978Jun Fukuyama, Japanese voice actor and singer
  • 1980Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer
  • 1980 – Jackie Trail, American tennis player
  • 1981Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer
  • 1981 – Natasha Bedingfield, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1981 – Natalie Gauci, Australian singer and pianist
  • 1981 – Gina Kingsbury, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Jon Ryan, Canadian football player
  • 1982Keith Ballard, American ice hockey player
  • 1983Chris Hughes, American publisher and businessman, co-founded Facebook
  • 1983 – Emiri Katō, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1984Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1985Matt Carpenter, American baseball player
  • 1986Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
  • 1986 – Bauke Mollema, Dutch cyclist
  • 1986 – Alberto Sgarbi, Italian rugby player
  • 1987Georgios Tzavellas, Greek footballer
  • 1988Blake Harnage, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1988 – Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese model and actress
  • 1989Junior Stanislas, English footballer
  • 1989 – Angeline Quinto, Filipina singer and actress
  • 1990Avery Bradley, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Chip, English rapper
  • 1990 – Rita Ora, Kosovan-English singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1990 – Danny Welbeck, English footballer
  • 1991Manolo Gabbiadini, Italian footballer
  • 1995 James Guy, English swimmer[6]

Deaths

  • 399Siricius, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 334)
  • 946Li Congyan, Chinese general (b. 898)
  • 975Conrad of Constance, German bishop and saint (b.c. 900)
  • 1014Swanehilde of Saxony, margravine of Meissen
  • 1236Al-Aziz Muhammad ibn Ghazi, Ayyubid emir of Aleppo (b. 1216)
  • 1267Sylvester Gozzolini, Italian founder of the Sylvestrines (b. 1177)
  • 1473Diego Fernández de la Cueva, 1st Viscount of Huelma
  • 1504Isabella I, queen of Castile and León (b. 1451)
  • 1621Ralph Agas, English surveyor and cartographer (b. 1540)
  • 1639John Spottiswoode, Scottish archbishop and theologian (b. 1565)
  • 1651Henry Ireton, English-Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1611)
  • 1661Luis Méndez de Haro, Spanish general and politician (b. 1598)
  • 1688Philippe Quinault, French playwright and composer (b. 1635)
  • 1689Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1635)
  • 1717Daniel Purcell, English organist and composer (b. 1664)
  • 1719John Hudson, English librarian and scholar (b. 1662)
  • 1780James Steuart, Scottish economist and educator (b. 1712)
  • 1829Thomas Buck Reed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1787)
  • 1836John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (b. 1756)
  • 1851Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (b. 1769)
  • 1855Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1798)
  • 1857Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet and author (b. 1788)
  • 1860Benjamin Greene, English brewer, founded Greene King (b. 1780)
  • 1872Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)
  • 1882Otto Theodor von Manteuffel, Prussian lawyer and politician, Minister President of Prussia (b. 1805)
  • 1883Sojourner Truth, American activist (b. 1797)
  • 1885Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (b. 1813)
  • 1892Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal and academic (b. 1825)
  • 1895George Edward Dobson, Irish zoologist, photographer, and surgeon (b. 1848)
  • 1896Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (b. 1823)
  • 1912Joachim III of Constantinople (b. 1834)
  • 1917Elsie Inglis, Scottish surgeon and suffragette (b. 1864)[7]
  • 1919Felipe Ángeles, Mexican general (b. 1868)
  • 1926John Browning, American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (b. 1855)
  • 1928Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (b. 1863)
  • 1929John Cockburn, Scottish-Australian politician, 18th Premier of South Australia (d. 1929)
  • 1934Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1936Şükrü Naili Gökberk, Turkish general (b. 1876)
  • 1938Flora Call Disney, American mother of Walt Disney (b. 1868)
  • 1941Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1876)
  • 1943Edward O'Hare, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)
  • 1943 – Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (b. 1865)
  • 1950Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German writer (b. 1867)
  • 1952Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (b. 1865)
  • 1954Bill Doak, American baseball player and coach (b. 1891)
  • 1956Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1905)
  • 1959Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1875)
  • 1962Albert Sarraut, French lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)
  • 1963Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian soprano (b. 1882)
  • 1971Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (b. 1884)
  • 1973John Rostill, English bass player and songwriter (b. 1942)
  • 1974Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (b. 1903)
  • 1977Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (b. 1920)
  • 1978Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1978 – Frank Rosolino, American trombonist (b. 1926)
  • 1981Pete DePaolo, American race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1981 – Max Euwe, Dutch chess player, mathematician, and author (b. 1901)
  • 1982Juhan Aavik, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1884)
  • 1985Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)
  • 1986Betico Croes, Aruban activist and politician (b. 1938)
  • 1987Thomas George Lanphier, Jr., American colonel and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1987 – J. P. Guilford, American psychologist and academic (b. 1897)
  • 1987 – Peter Hujar, American photographer (b. 1934)
  • 1989Ahmed Abdallah, Comorian politician, President of Comoros (b. 1919)
  • 1991Ed Heinemann, American engineer (b. 1908)
  • 1991 – Bob Johnson, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 1993César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1994David Bache, English car designer (b. 1925)
  • 1994 – Arturo Rivera y Damas, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1923)
  • 1996Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1996 – Paul Rand, American art director and graphic designer (b. 1914)
  • 1997Marguerite Henry, American author (b. 1902)
  • 1998Jonathan Kwitny, American journalist and author (b. 1941)
  • 2001Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish author, poet, and painter (b. 1943)
  • 2002Polo Montañez, Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2002 – Verne Winchell, American businessman, founded Winchell's Donuts (b. 1915)
  • 2003Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1977)
  • 2003 – Stefan Wul, French surgeon and author (b. 1922)
  • 2004Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2004 – C. Walter Hodges, English author and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • 2005Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer and conductor (b. 1951)
  • 2005 – Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator, co-created the Berenstain Bears (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – Mark Craney, American drummer (b. 1952)
  • 2006Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos, Portuguese painter and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Dave Cockrum, American author and illustrator (b. 1943)
  • 2006 – Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2006 – Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host and producer (b. 1933)
  • 2007Silvestre S. Herrera, Mexican-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Mel Tolkin, Russian-Canadian screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2007 – Herb McKenley, Jamaican sprinter (b. 1922)
  • 2010Leroy Drumm, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2011Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2012Celso Advento Castillo, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Peter Marsh, Australian table tennis player (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Joseph Murray, American surgeon and soldier, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author and translator (b. 1919)
  • 2013Arik Einstein, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2013 – Jane Kean, American actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Saul Leiter, American photographer and painter (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2014Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Gilles Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (b. 1932)
  • 2015Amir Aczel, Israeli-American mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1950)
  • 2015 – Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2016Fritz Weaver, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2018Stephen Hillenburg, American animator, voice actor, and marine science educator (b. 1961)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast days:
    • Alypius the Stylite
    • Basolus (Basle)
    • Bellinus of Padua
    • Conrad of Constance
    • Ethelwine of Athelney
    • John Berchmans
    • Pope Siricius
    • Stylianos of Paphlagonia (Eastern Orthodoxy)
    • Sylvester Gozzolini
    • Isaac Watts (Episcopal Church (USA))
    • November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Abkhazia, Georgia)
  • Constitution Day (India)
  • Republic Day (Mongolia)

References

  1. The Demjanjuk case John was in trial for accessory to murder charges. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 28 July 1993.
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  5. Dod's Parliamentary Companion - Google Books
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