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Notable Historical Events for November 26th

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

1999Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 26th

1933Robert Goulet, Lawrence, Massachusetts, American singer and actor (d. 2007)

1939Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], Brownsville Tx, singer (Proud Mary)

1898Karl Ziegler, Helsa, German Empire, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (polymers), (d. 1973)

1922Charles M. Schulz, Minneapolis MN, cartoonist (Peanuts), (d. 2000)

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Notable Weddings on November 26th

1981Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby

1924Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds "The Kid" actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico

1958Model Bettie Page (35) weds Armond Walterson in Florida

1993Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana

1962Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico

1977Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

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Notable Deaths on November 26th

1883Sojourner Truth, US abolitionist/women's rights advocate, dies at 96

2004Philippe de Broca, French film director (Le Bossu) dies aged 71

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