TODAY IN HISTORY - NOVEMBER 26

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on November 26

Reuters

1922 - The English Egyptologists Howard Carter and George Herbert, Lord Carnarvon, became the first people to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamun since it was sealed more than 3,000 years earlier.

1940 - Nazi German occupiers began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, sealing in its 400,000 inhabitants.

1998 - Japan expressed deep remorse for its actions in China during World War Two in a joint declaration during a visit by Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

2000 - Republican George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida's decisive 25 Electoral College votes. The next day he declared himself victor of the disputed presidential election.

2001 - Nepal's King Gyanendra imposed a state of emergency after at least 100 people were killed in three days of violence carried out by Maoist guerrillas fighting to topple the monarchy.

2003 - Concorde, the world's only supersonic airliner, returned to its birthplace near Bristol on its last flight. Its sleek needle nose was sold to an anonymous buyer at an auction in Paris.

2003 - Australia's Steve Waugh, cricket's most successful captain, announced his retirement from international cricket. Waugh, 38, was the most capped player in cricket history with 164 test appearances, and the second-highest scorer, with 10,660 runs.

2004 - A court in Equatorial Guinea sentenced South African Nick du Toit to 34 years in prison and handed down jail terms to 12 others convicted of involvement in a plot to topple President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

2008 - Islamist militants attacked India's financial hub of Mumbai in at least seven places, including luxury hotels, hospitals and railway station, killing 166 people.

 



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