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November 26: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 26

November 26th is officially Good Grief Day and Cake Day.

We’ve made it to the 330th day of the year! There are 35 days left until we reach the new year.

People who were born on November 26th all share the Sagittarius star sign.

This day in history should be celebrated for its historical events that changed the world. Learn what made November 26th such an important day in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” novel was published in the US? It would become one of the most famous works of English language fiction.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 26th in history!

What Happened On November 26 In History?


UK-based computer company Raspberry Pi released their $5 (£4) computer.

OTD in 2015: UK-based computer company Raspberry Pi released their $5 (£4) computer.
The non-profit organization released the Pi Zero on this day, and it sold out within hours. It was also the first computer to be given as a free gift when you bought MagPi magazine.

Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s first monarch to pay income tax.

The Queen informed the Prime Minister, John Major, earlier that she wanted to change her tax arrangements. In previous years, Britain's monarch was not expected to pay income tax, as they are serving a duty to the country; however, Queen Elizabeth II thought it was correct to do so. At the time, there was an ever-growing worry from the public about the cost of having the royal family, so it's possible it could've been related to this pressing issue.
Source BBC

Tutankhamun’s Tomb was discovered by English archaeologist Howard Carter in Egypt.

The 3,300-year-old tomb was found untouched deep in a chamber. Carter was lucky to have found it when he did. After many years in search, those funding his quest were soon to stop paying him.
Source Wired

The Titanic of New England, the SS Portland, sunk off the coast of Maine.

OTD in 1898: The Titanic of New England
The storm shipwrecked the vessel and all 192 onboard were killed in the disaster.
Source NBC News

J.B. Sutherland from Detroit patented refrigerated railroad cars.


Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” novel was published in the US.


The New York and Harlem Railroad became the first railroad to operate in the US.


President George Washington proclaimed the day to be an official National Day of Thanksgiving for the United States of America.


The United States exhibited the country’s first ever lion in Boston.


The Queen Adosinda of Austria was placed in a convent at San Juan de Pravia for the rest of her life.

This was done to prevent her family from obtaining the throne.

Did you know that on this day, November 26th 1865, Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" novel was published in the US?