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Births on this Day
  • 1810-11-26 - William G Armstrong [of Cragside]: Baron / British const (hydr crane)
  • 1816-11-26 - William Henry Talkbot Walker: Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1818-11-26 - Louis Lacombe: Composer
  • 1823-11-26 - Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen: Composer
  • 1827-11-26 - Alfred Moore Scales: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
  • 1832-11-26 - Mary Edwards Walker: United States -- Doctor / women's rights leader
  • 1850-11-26 - Henricus Van de Wetering: Archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929)
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1810-11-26 - Nicolas Etienne Framery: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1821-11-26 - Friedrich Heine: Composer, dies at 57
  • 1822-11-26 - Johann Baptist Henneberg: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1854-11-26 - Matthijs Siegenbeek: Literature (Defeated German Spelling)
  • 1855-11-26 - Adam B Mickiewicz: Polish Poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56
  • 1857-11-26 - Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff: German Poet (That Freier), dies at 69
  • 1866-11-26 - Adrien Francois Servais: Composer, dies at 59
 

Events on this Day
  • 1702-11-26 - Premiere of Colley Cibber's "King Imposter"
  • 1703-11-26 - Bristol England damaged by hurricane, Royal Navy loses 15 warships
  • 1716-11-26 - 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)
  • 1741-11-26 - French and Beiers army occupies Prague
  • 1764-11-26 - France bans Jesuit enorde
  • 1778-11-26 - Captain Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands [now Hawaii])
  • 1789-11-26 - 1st national Thanksgiving
 

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