November 26th

2010
Nineteen-year-old Somali-born Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested by federal agents during a sting in Portland, Ore., accused of planning to detonate van of explosives during Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
2010 Portland car bomb plot
2009
An investigation ordered by Ireland's government found that Roman Catholic Church leaders in Dublin had spent decades sheltering child-abusing priests from the law and that most fellow clerics turned a blind eye.
Murphy Report
2008
Terrorists launched commando-style attacks on two luxury hotels, a Jewish center and a crowded train station in Mumbai, India, killing 166 people.
2008 Mumbai attacks
2003
Concorde retired from service. Concorde retired from service after 27 years of flight
Concorde
2000
Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified Republican George W. Bush the winner over Democrat Al Gore in the state's presidential balloting by 537 votes.
Katherine Harris
1998
Tony Blair became the first British prime minister to speak to the Irish parliament.
Tony Blair
1992
Britain announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income, and would take her children off the public payroll.
1992 Windsor Castle fire
1983
Brink’s Mat gold heist. The £ 26 million robbery took place in a Brink Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport in London. The stolen gold, diamonds and cash has never been recovered.
Brink's-Mat robbery
1975
A federal jury found Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, guilty of trying to assassinate President Gerald R. Ford.
Gerald Ford assassination attempt in Sacramento
1973
President Richard Nixon's personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she'd accidentally caused part of the 18 1/2-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.
Checkers speech
1966
World’s first tidal power station opens in France. The Rance Tidal Power Station on the Rance River in Brittany, France was inaugurated by French president Charles de Gaulle. Today, it is one of the largest tidal power stations in the world.
Rance Tidal Power Station
1965
France launches Astérix. The launch of the satellite from Hammaguir, Algeria made France the 6th country in the world after the US, the USSR, the UK, Canada, and Italy to have an artificial satellite in orbit. The satellite is named after the Asterix the popular comic character created by French writer René Goscinny.
Astérix (satellite)
1950
China entered the Korean War.
Korean War
1949
India adopted a constitution as a republic within the British Commonwealth.
Republics in the Commonwealth of Nations
1942
Casablanca premiers. The classic movie starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart won 3 Oscars – Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. The film, which is set during the Second World War, follows the life of Rick Blaine, a former freedom fighter and a club owner in Casablanca, Morocco, who has to choose between his love for a woman, Ilsa Lund, and saving her husband from the Nazis.
Casablanca (film)
1940
The half million Jews of Warsaw, Poland, were forced by the Nazis to live within a walled ghetto.
The Holocaust in Poland
1922
Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tut) since it was sealed in 1323 B.C.
Tutankhamun
1917
NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs. National Hockey Association disbands
History of the National Hockey League (1917–42)
1865
'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll is published in America.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
1832
Public streetcar service began in New York City.
Streetcars in Washington, D.C.
1825
The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
Kappa Alpha Society
1789
A day of thanksgiving was set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
Thanksgiving (United States)
1778
British explorer Captain James Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii).
History of Hawaii