21 fun facts for November, 26

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 26 is a day filled with historical events, celebrations, and discoveries. From the proclamation of Thanksgiving Day in the United States and the first international football match to the birth of Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts, this date has seen a wide variety of milestones and memorable moments across various fields, making it a truly fascinating day to explore.
21 Fun facts
  1. On November 26, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first Thanksgiving Day in the United States, following a resolution of Congress. Americans have celebrated Thanksgiving on this day ever since.
  2. November 26 is National Cake Day in the United States. People across the country celebrate by baking, eating, and sharing their favorite cakes with friends and family.
  3. The first-ever international football (soccer) match took place on November 26, 1872, between England and Scotland. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.
  4. On November 26, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his team discovered the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt. This marked the first major discovery of an Egyptian tomb and fueled worldwide interest in archaeology and ancient Egypt.
  5. November 26 is the birthdate of Charles Schulz, the creator of the famous comic strip Peanuts. He was born in 1922 and became one of the most influential and successful cartoonists in history.
  6. On November 26, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill that officially established the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day, standardizing the date for the holiday.
  7. Canadian musician Alanis Morissette released her iconic and internationally successful album "Jagged Little Pill" on November 26, 1995. The album went on to win several Grammy Awards and sell over 33 million copies worldwide.
  8. November 26, 2008, marked the start of a series of terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. The attacks, which lasted four days, resulted in 166 deaths and drew international condemnation. The attacks showcased the need for stronger counter-terrorism measures across the globe.
  9. Cyber Monday began in 2005, often falling on November 26, as a way for online retailers to capitalize on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend shopping rush. Today, Cyber Monday is a significant online shopping event, with many retailers offering massive sales and deals.
  10. In 1973, on November 26, Peter Townshend and Roger Daltrey from the famous rock band The Who had a disagreement that resulted in Daltrey knocking Townshend unconscious on stage.
  11. On November 26, 1968, Cream, the famous British rock band featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker, played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
  12. On November 26, 1977, the Southern Television broadcast in the United Kingdom was interrupted by a hoaxer claiming to be an alien named Vrillon from the Ashtar Galactic Command.
  13. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic became the world No.1 for the first time on November 26, 2012.
  14. In 1963, on November 26, France launched a communications satellite called "Asterix" as the first satellite put into orbit by a country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.
  15. On November 26, 1975, a Soyuz spacecraft successfully docked with an Apollo spacecraft in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
  16. November 26 is National Milk Day in India, observed in honor of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the Father of the White Revolution in India. This day celebrates the Indian dairy sector's importance in providing nutrition and livelihoods to millions of people.
  17. The first permanent radio station, KDKA, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, went on the air on November 26, 1920.
  18. In 1934, on November 26, the first photo of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster was published in the London Daily Mail.
  19. NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover landed at Point Lake on November 26, 2012, beginning its exploration of the Red Planet.
  20. November 26, 2003, marked the launch of Concorde's final flight from a British Airways Concorde, signaling the end of supersonic air travel for commercial passengers.
  21. On November 26, 1942, the classic film "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premiered at the Hollywood Theatre in New York City.