Behind History For November 26
1917 – The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France (They agreed to mutually influence and control in an eventual partition of the Ottoman Empire).
1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon was the 1st people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
1939 – Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
1941 – World War II: Japan’s 1st Air Fleet departs the Kuril Islands to strike Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
1942 – World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
1943 – World War II: HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s shop in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.
1944 – World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.
1949 – The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the constitution structure presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
1950 – Korean War: Troops from the People’s Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations.
1968 – Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by the Vietnam forces.
1991 – National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolishes the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renames several cities back to their original names.
2003 – The Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.
2015 – UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day.
2018 – Ukraine declares martial law in areas bordering Russia after Russia seizes three of its naval vessels.
2018 – Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have made the first genetically edited baby.
2018 – DC superhero film “Aquaman” directed by James Wan starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard premieres in London
2018 – Third of a species begin dying (23,000) over a two day period, the spectacled flying foxes , unable to survive heatwave of 42 degrees in northern Queensland, Australia