26 November History: India and World History of 26 November Major Events

November 26th, a date etched in the tapestry of time, has witnessed a myriad of events that have shaped both India and the world. From political milestones to cultural phenomena, this day carries a rich historical tapestry. Join us on a journey through the corridors of time as we explore the major events that unfolded on November 26th.

November 26 is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are still 35 more days left in the year.

Major Events on November 26

1885 – A meteorite was photographed for the first time.
1922 – Howard Carter and Jehovah Carnarvon become the first people to enter the 2000-year-old pyramid. They entered the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
1932 – Great cricketer Don Bradman scored ten thousand runs in first-class cricket.
1948 – National Cadet Corps was established.
1949 – The Constitution of independent India was signed by the President of the Constituent Assembly.
1960 – STD service started for the first time in India between Kanpur and Lucknow.
1967 – About 450 people died due to cloud burst in Lisbon.
1984 – Iraq and America re-established diplomatic relations.
1996 – To explore the possibilities of life on Mars, the American space agency NASA sent the spacecraft ‘Mars Global Surveyor’ into space (7 November); The UN Security Council unanimously passed the ‘Oil for Food Deal’ resolution regarding Iraq.
1997 – Two judges of Pakistan Supreme Court suspended the Chief Justice.
1998 – Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz resigned after his government failed to win a vote of confidence in parliament.
1998 – Cambodia’s current Prime Minister Hun Sen was formally re-appointed as the country’s new Prime Minister,
1998 – Israel’s ‘Lenor Abargil’ was elected ‘Miss World’ 1998 in Mahé (Seychelles).
1998 – Tony Blair became the first British Prime Minister to address the Parliament of Ireland.
2001 – 200 Maoist rebels killed in Nepal; Emergency imposed in the country.
2002 – Winston Churchill was chosen as the greatest British citizen in a BBC survey.
2006 – 202 people died in Iraq bomb blast.
2011- 10 people have been killed and more than 45 injured in three consecutive bomb blasts in Al-Haramiya market in Basra city of Iraq. 28 soldiers were killed and 14 injured in a night bombing by NATO helicopters on a Pakistani military post near the border with Afghanistan. Nearly 300 shops were gutted in a massive fire in Sahara Complex, Manish Market and Mohata Market in South Mumbai.
2012 – Ten children killed, 15 injured in air strike in Syria.
2012 – Arvind Kejriwal formed a new political party Aam Aadmi Party.

World History on November 25

1812: The Battle of Berezina commences during Napoleon’s disastrous retreat from Russia, marking a turning point in the French leader’s invasion.

1852: A devastating earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.8 strikes the Banda Sea, triggering a massive tsunami and causing significant loss of life in the Dutch East Indies.

1863: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln declares November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be observed annually on the final Thursday of November. This tradition has continued since 1942, with Thanksgiving celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.

1942: The iconic Hollywood film “Casablanca” premieres, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid.

2008: The Mumbai attacks commence, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that leave over 170 people dead and hundreds injured.

2011: The Mars Science Laboratory launches from Cape Canaveral, carrying the Curiosity rover on its mission to explore Mars.

2018: The robotic probe Insight successfully lands on Mars, marking the first NASA mission dedicated to studying the planet’s interior.

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1919 – Ram Sharan Sharma – India’s famous historian and educationist.
1921 – Verghese Kurien, famous industrialist and father of White Revolution
1922- Charles M. Schultz, American cartoonist (Peanuts) (d. 2000)
1923 – V.K. Murthy – famous cinematographer of Hindi films
1926 – Yashpal (scientist) – was a famous scientist and educationist of India.
1926 – Ravi Rai, famous politician, former Lok Sabha Speaker
1881 – Nathuram Premi – Famous writer, poet, linguist and editor.


1995 – Shankar Dayal Singh – Indian politician and Hindi litterateur (born 1937)
2014 – Tapan Rai Chaudhary – Famous historian.

Important Occasions and Celebrations

World Environment Protection Day
Law day
National Constitution Day


Why is November 26th significant in history?

November 26th holds historical significance due to a multitude of events across various domains, shaping the course of nations and individuals.

Are there any famous personalities born on November 26th?

Yes, notable figures, whose contributions span politics, arts, and science, share November 26th as their birthdate.

What political milestones are associated with November 26th?

The date has witnessed political developments ranging from diplomatic breakthroughs to crucial moments in India’s struggle for independence.

Tell us about the sports highlights on November 26th.

Sports enthusiasts can recall thrilling victories and memorable matches that unfolded on this date.