Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 26 November, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 26 NOVEMBER
1975 | Breyten Breytenbach, an Afrikaans writer, is sentenced to 9 years in prison. He entered South Africa illegally to form a resistance group fighting apartheid in exile.
1980 | The ANC appealed to the UN to help save the lives of three young black men; Noimbithi Johnson Lubisi, Petrus Tsepo Mashigo and Naphtali Manan, who were falsely accused of killing two women during a shooting at a bank.
1988 | Harry Gwala, an ANC member and Zephania Mothopeng a PAC member, are released from Robben Island after two years. They were arrested because of underground political activities.
1998 | Canaan Banana, former president of Zimbabwe, is found guilty of sexual scandals.
1999 | Ncome Museum, which is situated at the Ncome-Blood River Heritage Site, opened and started welcoming guests.
1989 | President of Comoros, Ahmed Abdallah (70)
2001 | South African political activist, Joe Modise (72)
2003 | South African filmmaker and actor, Lionel Ngakane (75)
1910 | South Africa-born Irish actor, Cyril Cusack
1953 | South African race car driver, Desiré Randall Wilson
1966 | Tunisian footballer, Fahed Dermech
1932 | Australian cricket great Donald Bradman completes 10 000 runs after just 126 innings in first-class cricket
2011 | Algeria beat Morocco 1-0 at the CAF U23 Championship in Morocco
2007 | Alicia Keys releases a single “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”
2018 | Aquaman, a DC superhero movie starring Jason Momoa, is released in London
Sudan built more than 250 pyramids, more than double the number built in Egypt.