Behind History For November 26 – Today in History

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


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