Es passierte an einem 26 November

1898 : Storm on Thanksgiving Day in the eastern United States

On November 26, 1898, a winter storm hit the coasts of New England and paralyzed the States of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. High winds and a strong blizzard prevented any communication. Many ships were damaged and sank in ports. At least 450 people were killed.

1922 : Carter entered the tomb of Tutankhamen

On November 26, 1922, British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. They were the first people to enter for over 3000 years. They found the tomb intact and so many treasures which can be admired today in the Cairo Museum.

1942 : Here's looking at you, kid

On November 26, 1942, Michael Curtiz film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca, was presented at the Hollywood Theater in New York. This story of love and resistance in Vichy-controlled Morocco during World War II is a treat for film buffs and some replicas of the film have become cults.

2008 : Terrorist attacks in Mumbai

From 26 to 29 November 2008, 10 coordinated terrorist attacks hit the city of Mumbai in India. The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Pakistan. The targets were varied: two luxury hotels, a railway station, a Jewish community center, a hospital, a cinema, a restaurant, a school, a port and a taxi. 164 people were killed and 308 injured.

Zitat des Tages : 26 November

Eugène Ionesco
We have not the time to take our time.

Geburtstage : 26 November

Go-Daigo, Emperor of Japan (1288)
Sarah Grimké, American abolitionist and feminist (1792)
Mary Edwards Walker, American abolitionist, feminist and surgeon (1832)
Karl Ziegler, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1898)
Eugène Ionesco, Romanian French playwright (1909)
Patricio Aylwin, 31st President of Chile (1918)
Henri Vidal, French actor (1919)
Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (1922)
Jean-Pierre Darras, French actor and director (1927)
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia (2003-2009) (1939)
Tina Turner, American singer (1939)
Enrico Bombieri, Italian mathematician, Fields Medal (1940)
Bruce Paltrow, American director (1943)
Ilona Staller (la Cicciolina), Italian porn star and politician (1951)
Bruno Carette, French humorist (1956)
Marcy Walker, American actress (1961)
Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier (1964)
Arjun Rampal, Indian actor (1972)
Kristin Bauer, American actress (1973)
Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist (1977)
Chris Hughes, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook (1983)

Sie haben uns verlassen 26 November

Thomas Andrews, English chemist (1885)
John Browning, American firearms designer (1926)
Edward O'Hare, U.S. Navy flying ace (1943)
Amelita Galli-Curci, italian soprano (1963)
Marcel L'Herbier, French director (1979)
Philippe de Broca, French director (2004)
Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (2006)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed