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26 November

399 – Rome – Pope Siricius died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Siricius

579 – Rome – Pelagius II became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelagius_II

1161 – China – Battle of Caishi began (Jin-Song Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Caishi


1703 – GB – Great Storm, wind gusts up to 120mph, 9,000 killed. https://youtu.be/GUiVCOsQfP4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/east/series4/great_storm.shtml https://support.rms.com/publications/1703_windstorm.pdf


1805 – UK – Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Wales officially opened. https://youtu.be/2glI0zCHCjI http://www.northwalesborderlands.co.uk/what-to-see-and-do/wrexham/pontcysyllte-aqueduct-world-heritage-site.aspx

1812 – Belarus – Battle of Berezina began (French Invasion of Russia). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Berezina

1842 – USA – University of Notre Dame, Indiana founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Notre_Dame

1865 – Chile – Battle of Papudo (Chincha Islands War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Papudo


1922 – Egypt – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. https://youtu.be/ZFk1ETcnRTI http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/King_Tut_tomb_discovery_article_1923#.Vjcir9Inzcu http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/tut.htm

1930 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in north Izu. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1930_North_Izu_earthquake

1937 – UK – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed at London-Croydon Airport, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19371126-0

1937 – China – Battle of Shanghai ended (Second Sino-Japanese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shanghai

1938 – Gambia – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed at Bathurst, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19381126-0

1939 – Russia – Shelling of Mainila (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelling_of_Mainila

1942 – UK – RAF plane crashed near Invergordon, Sosshire, Scotland, 11 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421126-3

1942 – Australia – US Navy plane crashed at Exmouth, WA, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421126-1

1942 – USA – US Navy plane crashed off Oahu Island, HI, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421126-2


1943 – Algeria – HMT Rohna sunk (WWII). https://youtu.be/mJfStft0I-I WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMT_Rohna

1943 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 7.4Mw, epicentre in Ladik, Samsun, 4,000. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1943_Tosya%E2%80%93Ladik_earthquake

1943 – Germany – USSAF bombers attacked Bremen, RAF attacked Stuttgart & Berlin (Operation Berlin – WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USSR – Soviet Air Force plane crashed near Uelkal, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431126-1

1943 – Papua New Guinea – Qantas plane crashed near Port Moresby, 15 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431126-2

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Summer Bay, AK, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431126-3

1943 – China – USAAF plane crashed, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431126-4

1944 – UK – Three USAAF planes crashed at Leith Hill, 13 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441126-2

1944 – UK – RAF plane crashed at Ely Lodge, Fermanagh, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441126-4

1948 – Pakistan – Pakistan Airways plane crashed at Vehari, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19481126-0

1949 – Colombia – LANSA plane crashed at Páramo Bogueche, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19491126-0

1950 – North Vietnam – Battle of Ch’ongch’on River began (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Ch%27ongch%27on_River

1952 – Sweden – Aero-Nord Sweden plane crashed at Jönköping, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19521126-0

1965 – Sahara Desert – Asterix 1 satellite launched. http://spacearchaeology.org/?p=499

1979 – Saudi Arabia – PIA Flight 740 crashed near Taif, 156 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19791126-0


1983 – UK – Gold robbery from Brink’s-MAT vault, Heathrow Airport, London. http://youtu.be/Dsb_NP1LNLg WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brink%27s-Mat_robbery

1998 – India – Khanna Raisl Disaster, 212 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khanna_rail_disaster

1999 – Vanuatu – Earthquake measuring 7.4MW, epicentre near Ambrym Island, followed by tsunami, 10 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_Ambrym_earthquake

2003 – UK – Final flight of Concorde made over Bristol. http://www.concordesst.com/retire/baretire.html

2004 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Papua, 32 killed.

2004 – China – Man with knife attacked Ruzhau School, 8 killed. http://murderpedia.org/male.Y/y/yanming-yan.htm

2005 – China – Earthquake measuring 5.5Mw, epicentre in Jiujiang, 17 killed. http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/11/26/china.quake/


2008 – India – Mumbai attacks began. https://youtu.be/TyxaxqmTLDk WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mumbai_attacks

2011 – Pakistan – NATO attack in Pakistan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_NATO_attack_in_Pakistan


2011 – USA – Mars Science Laboratory launched with Curiosity Rover. https://youtu.be/1QCNsKricls https://youtu.be/P4boyXQuUIw http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission/overview/

York

1736 – Francis Drake presented a copy of his book “Eboracum or The History and Antiquities of the City of York”, to the Guildhall.