November 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1778 - In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
- 1863 - President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a nationalThanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).
- 1922 - Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
- 1970 - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.
- 2004 - The last Po'ouli (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
- Famous Birthdays: Henry Dunster (English-American clergyman and academic, 1st President of Harvard College), Robert Battey (American surgeon), Mary Edwards Walker (American physician), Karl Ziegler (German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Charles M. Schulz (American cartoonist)
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