On this day
The Second Triumvirate alliance was formed.
In 43 BC, the Second Triumvirate alliance was formed between Roman leader Octavian (who later became Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Anthony. If you know anything about Roman history, you’ll know that alliances were very important – these were brutal times!
James Cook visited Maui.
In 1778, Captain James Cook, the famous British explorer, was the first recorded European to visit Maui in the Sandwich Islands. Never heard of them before? That’s because they’re now better known as the US state of Hawaii!
The first Thanksgiving took place.
In 1789, the first-ever national Thanksgiving took place in America. It has been celebrated every year since, however, more and more people have begun questioning its morality – as it effectively celebrates colonialism. However, for millions of Americans, it's simply a great excuse to get together and enjoy some good food!
Alice in Wonderland was first published.
Back on this day in 1865, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll was published for the very first time in America. Over a century later, it is still one of the most famous stories in the world – and many of us appreciated it for the first time thanks to Disney's animated adaptation.
Tutankhamun’s tomb was opened.
In 1922, English archaeologist Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun’s tomb for the first time in Egypt. The tomb was nearly perfectly intact when it was found – meaning the ancient Egyptians clearly knew how to embalm and protect for the best!
Special Days Falling on November 26thNovember 26th is a day for celebration, commemoration, and coming together. Here are some of the biggest reasons people are coming together today.
Good Grief Day
Every November 26th is Good Grief Day. The day honors the life and legacy of Charles M. Schulz, the famous cartoonist who brought the Peanuts comic strip to the world! His characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy are still enjoyed from paper to screen – and it's only right we take today to celebrate his enduring creations.
World Lewis Day
November 26th is also World Lewis Day. It is a day dedicated to spreading awareness about the loss of koalas in the recent Australian bushfires. These poor creatures are often killed or at least displaced by the fires. So, today encourages people to donate to charities working to help these animals, or to help themselves in any way they can.
National Health Day
November 26th is also National Health Day, however, it really is an international event! It is a day to celebrate your health and wellbeing, and make sure you care for yourself and those around you. If there’s something bothering you about your health that you’ve been meaning to get checked out, now really is the time.