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43The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.

1476vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

1688French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands

1859Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical All the Year Round

1865"Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in USA

1922English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt

1932Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings

1941Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro

19481st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.

1963Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

1980Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

1982Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

1984After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

19901st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

1990Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

1995Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

1999Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

2013Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

On This Day In History
Date Event
Nov 26, 43 BC
The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed. 
Nov 26, 579
Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
Nov 26, 783
Asturian queen Adosinda was put in the monastery of San Juan de Pravia, where she lived out the rest of her life, to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus. 
Nov 26, 1476
vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time. 
Nov 26, 1527
Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I 
Nov 26, 1580
French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty 
Nov 26, 1648
Pope Innocent X condemns Peace of Westphalia 
Nov 26, 1688
Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg 
Nov 26, 1688
French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands 
Nov 26, 1688
King James II escapes back to London 
Nov 26, 1702
Premiere of Colley Cibber's "King Imposter" 
Nov 26, 1703
Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) - thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen 
Nov 26, 1716
1st lion exhibited in America (Boston) 
Nov 26, 1741
French & Beiers army occupies Prague 
Nov 26, 1764
France bans Jesuit enorde 
Nov 26, 1778
Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) 
Nov 26, 1784
Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established. 
Nov 26, 1789
1st national Thanksgiving in USA 
Nov 26, 1793
Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France 
Nov 26, 1805
Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee 
Nov 26, 1825
1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY)) 
Nov 26, 1832
1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare) 
Nov 26, 1835
HMS Beagle leaves Tahiti for NZ 
Nov 26, 1841
1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan 
Nov 26, 1842
The University of Notre Dame is founded. 
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