On November 26:
43 BC The
Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (“Octavian”, later “Caesar Augustus”), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony was formed.
William Cowper, English poet, was born.
James Cook became the first European to visit Maui.
1789 A national
Thanksgiving Day was observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
The First Thanksgiving, painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930)
1842 – The
University of Notre Dame was founded.
Willis Carrier, American engineer and inventor, was born.
Bill Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, was born.
Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, was born.
Pat Phoenix, English actress, was born.
George Segal, American Pop Sculptor, was born.
Tina Turner, American singer and actress, was born.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
Keith Holyoake began his 12 year service as Prime Minister.
Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fell in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
Tony Blair became the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland‘s parliament.
Concorde made its final flight, over Bristol, England.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.