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November 26 Birthdays

Eugene Ionesco
1909–1994, French playwright.

John Harvard
founder of Harvard College (1607)

Sarah Moore Grimke
abolitionist (1792)

Mary Edwards Walker
surgeon and feminist (1832)

Katharine Drexel
Roman Catholic nun and saint (1858)

Willis Carrier
air conditioning pioneer (1876)

Norbert Wiener
mathematician and educator (1894)

Robert Goulet
singer, actor (1933)

Tina Turner
rhythm and blues singer (1939)

November 26 in History


The first national Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. was proclaimed by President George Washington.


Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tut) since it was sealed in 1323 B.C.


The Nazis began to force Warsaw's Jews to live in a walled ghetto.


China entered the Korean War.


Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, was found guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford.


Tony Blair became the first British prime minister to speak to the Irish parliament.


Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner in Florida's presidential balloting.

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