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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 Events Happened On November 26 In History?
2015 The 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.
2011 NASA launched the Mars Science Laboratory probe, which carried the Curiosity Rover to Mars.
2003 The last Concorde to ever fly made a lap of honor over the English channel.
1992 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.
1965 France successfully launched their first satellite, Astérix, into Earth’s orbit.
The satellite was launched on the French Diamant A rocket from Algeria, making France the third nation to send an object to space using its own rocket. While Astérix is designed to study Earth's ionosphere, its launch was primarily to test the Diamant A rocket. It's expected that Astérix will remain in Earth's orbit for centuries to come.
1922 British archaeologists entered the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon were the first to set foot inside the tomb in more than three thousand years. The tomb itself was in immaculate condition; having been hidden away by sand, it had escaped plunder by thieves. Both Carter and Carnarvon died within seven months of opening the tomb, leading many to believe there was a dire curse unleashed upon them by King Tut.
1898 The Titanic of New England, the SS Portland, sunk off the coast of Maine.
The storm shipwrecked the vessel and all 192 onboard were killed in the disaster.
1867 J.B. Sutherland from Detroit patented refrigerated railroad cars.
1865 Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” novel was published in the US.
1832 The New York and Harlem Railroad became the first railroad to operate in the US.
1805 Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford designed and completed The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
The aqueduct allowed the Llangollen Canal to cross the River Dee in the Vale of Llangollen in northeast Wales and opened for use.
1789 President George Washington proclaimed the day to be an official National Day of Thanksgiving for the United States of America.
1716 The United States exhibited the country’s first-ever lion in Boston.
783 AD The Queen Adosinda of Asturias 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.
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