November 26 events in history

783 The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus
1161 Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars
1476 Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) 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
1784 The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established
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
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. (Since 1941, it has been on the fourth Thursday.)
1865 Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy schooner is defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaíso, Chile
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
1922 Howard 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.)
1939 Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later
1942 World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia
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
1950 Korean 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 In the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1, on board
1968 Vietnam 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
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
1983 Brink's-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink's-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport
1986 Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission
1990 The Delta II rocket makes its maiden flight
1991 National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names
1998 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland
2000 George 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 Concorde makes its final 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
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
2008 Mumbai attacks by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba
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 Aam Aadmi Party Indian political party formally started