Events on Nov 26

  • 0399St. Siricius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0579Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0944Otto I the Great gives away bisdom Utrecht "foreestrecht"
  • 1527Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with Emperor Karel I
  • 1580French Huguenots and Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
  • 1598Jacob of Necks Merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java
  • 1648Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westfalen
  • 1688Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg
  • 1688French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
  • 1688King James II escapes back to London
  • 1703Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
  • 17161st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
  • 1741French and Beiers army occupies Prague
  • 1764France bans Jesuit enorde
  • 1778Captain Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands [now Hawaii])
  • 17891st national Thanksgiving
  • 1793Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
  • 18251st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
  • 1835HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for New Zealand
  • 1847Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice, " premieres in Paris
  • 1861West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg
  • 1864Confederate troops vacate Sandersville, Georgia
  • 1864Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal / Waynesboro, Georgia
  • 1865"Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in US
  • 1867Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
  • 18681st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th and Folsom
  • 18851st meteor photograph
  • 1894King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
  • 1895Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
  • 18961st large indoor football game, University of Chicago beats University of Michigan 7-6

Born on Nov 26

  • 1607John Harvard: England, United Kingdom -- Clergyman / scholar, founded Harvard University
  • 1640Carl Rosier: Composer
  • 1653Andreas Anton Schmelzer: Composer
  • 1663Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo: Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)
  • 1736Charles-Joseph Panckoucke: French publisher (Mercure de France)
  • 1744Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff: Composer
  • 1754Georg Forster: Writer
  • 1795Carl P Fohr: German painter
  • 1795Cornelis P J Elout: Dutch military / resident of West Sumatra
  • 1809Mariano Obiols: Composer
  • 1810William G Armstrong [of Cragside]: Baron / British const (hydr crane)
  • 1816William Henry Talkbot Walker: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1818Louis Lacombe: Composer
  • 1823Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen: Composer
  • 1827Alfred Moore Scales: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
  • 1850Henricus Van de Wetering: Archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929)
  • 1862Mark A Stein: Archaeologist
  • 1865Earl Ross Drake: Composer
  • 1876Bart A van der Leck: Dutch painter (Style)
  • 1876Willis Haviland Carrier: Developed air-conditioning equipment
  • 1888Franz Jung: Writer
  • 1892Joe Guyon: NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
  • 1894Norbert Wiener: United States -- Mathematician / discovered cybernetics
  • 1895Bertil Lindblad: Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system)
  • 1901Philippus J Idenburg: Dutch statistician
  • 1902Alberto Morin: Puerto Rico -- Actor (Armando-Dallas)
  • 1902Gerrit Jan van der Veen [Wolffensperger]: Dutch resistance fighter
  • 1905George Emlyn Williams: Wales, United Kingdom -- Actor / playwright (David Copperfield)
  • 1906Sandro Fuga: Composer
  • 1907Frances Dee: Los Angeles, California -- Actress (Of Human Bondage)

Died on Nov 26

  • 0399Siricius: Italian Pope (384-99)
  • 1126Al-Borsoki: Emir of Aleppo-Mosoel, assassinated
  • 1240Edmund Van Abingdon: Archbishop of Canterbury / saint
  • 1267Gozzolini Silvester: Italian hermit / saint
  • 1651Henry Ireton: English General / parliament leader (Marston Moor), dies at 40
  • 1653Maximilian Teellinck: Vicar, dies at about 51
  • 1776Dov Baer of Mezhirech: Hassidic rabbi
  • 1778Jean-Noel Hamal: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1809Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1810Nicolas Etienne Framery: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1821Friedrich Heine: Composer, dies at 57
  • 1822Johann Baptist Henneberg: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1854Matthijs Siegenbeek: Literature (Defeated German Spelling)
  • 1855Adam B Mickiewicz: Polish Poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56
  • 1857Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff: German Poet (That Freier), dies at 69
  • 1866Adrien Francois Servais: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1866Carl Jonas Love Almquist: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1880Guilherme Antonio Cossoul: Composer, dies at 52
  • 1882Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel: Premier of Prussia
  • 1885Thomas Andrews: Irish physicist / chemist (ozone), dies at 71
  • 1923Alexander V Amfiteatrov: Russian / French / Italian writer, dies at 60
  • 1925Johannes Haarklou: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1926John M Brown: US weapons constructer
  • 1927Jean-Louis Pisuisse: Dutch performer (Governess), assassinated at 47
  • 1928Reinhard Scheer: German Admiral (WWI), dies at 65
  • 1929Michele Esposito: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1933Edward Julius Biedermann: Composer, dies at 84
  • 1938Henry Schultz: US farm commune
  • 1939James Naismith: Basketball inventor
  • 1950Hedwig Courts-Mahler: German author, dies at 83

Historical events on November 27

  • 0399St. Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1095Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade
  • 1237Battle of Cortenuova: Emperor Frederik II vs. Lombardische steden
  • 1382Battle of Westrozebeke (French army beats Flemings-1,000s die)
  • 1495Scottish King James IV receives bedrieger Perkin Warbeck
  • 1582William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
  • 1587Dutch County Groningen flood by dike break
  • 1798Rabbi Shneur Zalman, Author (Tanya), released from St. Peterburg jail
  • 1815Cracow (Poland) declared a free Republic
  • 1817US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
  • 1826John Walker invents friction match in England
  • 1839American Statistical Association organizes in Boston
  • 1843Opera "Bohemian Girl" is produced (London)
  • 18642nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • 1868Battle at Washita - General Custer defeats Cheyennes
  • 1870New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game"
  • 1877Burkina adopts its constitution
  • 1885Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made
  • 18891st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady)
  • 18901st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation
  • 1895Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize
  • 1896"Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt
  • 1898Side-wheeler "Portland" sinks off Cape Cod, 190 die
  • 1901Army War College forms in Washington DC
  • 1901Gerhart Hauptmanns "Der rote Hahn, " premieres in Berlin
  • 1903Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)
  • 1911Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US
  • 1912Albanian National Flag adopted
  • 1912Spanish protectorate in Morocco forms
  • 19141st women elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire UK)

Born on November 27

  • 1544Ascanio Trombeti: Composer
  • 1563Robbert Robbertsz: (le Canu), nautical expert
  • 1569Ottavio Vernizzi: Composer
  • 1588Valerius Andreas [Walter Driessens]: Flemish historian
  • 1595Alessandro Algardi: Italian sculptor / architect
  • 1648Peter Codde: Roman Catholic Apostole Vicar (1688-1704)
  • 1691Josef Antonin Planicky: Composer
  • 1701Anders Celsius: Sweden -- Scientist / inventor (centigrade temp scale)
  • 1731Gaetano Pugnani: Composer
  • 1732Johann Joseph Emmert: Composer
  • 1741Jean-Pierre Duport: Composer
  • 1745Boniface Stoecki: Composer
  • 1746Robert Livingston: Delivered oath of office to George Washington
  • 1750Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz: Composer
  • 1756Paul van Hemert: Dutch theologist / philosopher (Kant)
  • 1759Franz Vinzenz Krommer: Composer
  • 1775Joachim G le Sage ten Broek: Dutch notary / Catholic foreman / publicist
  • 1778John Murray: Publisher
  • 1787Christian Rummel: Composer
  • 1787Jacob Earl van Rechteren van Appeltern: Governor of Gelderland
  • 1801Alexander Egorovich Varlamov: Composer
  • 1804Julius Benedict: Stuttgart, Germany -- Opera composer (Protoghesi)
  • 1808Hugh Weedon Mercer: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877
  • 1809Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble: England, United Kingdom -- Shakespearian actress (Juliet)
  • 1813Michele Puccini: Composer
  • 1830Harrison Millard: Composer
  • 1854Aloys L Earl von Aehrenthal: Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1867Margaret Ruthven Lang: Composer
  • 1870Juho Kusti Paasikivi: President Finland
  • 1874Chaim Weizmann: Israeli Statesman (1st President)

Died on November 27

  • 0450Galla Placidia: Daughter of Byzant Emperor Constantius III, dies at 58
  • 0640Acharius: Bishop of Noyon / saint
  • 1026Adalbert II: Bishop of Utrecht (1010-26)
  • 1382Philip Van Artevelde: Flemish commander-in-chief, dies in battle at 42
  • 1474Guillaume Dufay: French / Flemish composer, dies at about 74
  • 1632John Eliot: English parliament leader / Author (In Jail), dies at 40
  • 1673Anthonie Palamedesz: Painter, dies at about 72
  • 1680Athanasius Kircher: German Jesuit / inventor (lantern)
  • 1749Balthasar Schmid: Composer, dies at 44
  • 1749Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1836Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet: French Painter / lithographer
  • 1862Alexander Early Stone: Confederate, dies in battle
  • 1868Black Kettle [Motavato]: Cheyenne chief
  • 1884Franziska "Fanny" Elssler: Austrian ballerina / choreography, dies at 74
  • 1890Emmanuele Muzio: Composer, dies at 69
  • 1899Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1915Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba: Composer, dies at 54
  • 1916James Cutler Dunn Parker: Composer, dies at 88
  • 1925Roger de la Fresnaye: French Sculptor / painter
  • 1934"Baby Face" Nelson [Lester Gillis]: Gangster, shot by FBI at 26
  • 1934Herman Hollis: FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • 1934Sam Cowley: FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • 1955Luis de Freitas Branco: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1955William Nigh: Director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong), dies at 74
  • 1957Margot SE Scharten-Antink: Author (Catherina / Sprotje), dies at 88
  • 1958Artur Rodzinski: Polish conductor / composer, dies at 66
  • 1959Gerard Philipe: Actor / director (La Ronde, Gambler), dies of cancer at 36
  • 1960Dirk J de Geer: Dutch Premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • 1965Carl Parrish: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1967Ettore Panizza: Composer, dies at 92