Wikipedia: Selected Memoirs / November 26th
November 29, 2021
Events 1979 - Formation of the Basij Organization of the Oppressed 1863 - One of the most important works of the French poet and critic Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life, is first published in Figaro. Birthdays 1857 - Birthday of Ferdinand de Saussure, a Swiss linguist 1894 - Birthday of Norbert Wiener, American mathematician 1909 - Birthday of Eugene UNESCO, French playwright and author 1939 - American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress Tina Turner is born. 1948 - Birthday of Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian-American biologist, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1990 - Birthday of Danny Welbeck, English football player of Manchester United from Ghana 1504 - Queen Isabella I of Castile dies from 1474 to 1504, and after her marriage to Ferdinand II of Aragon from 1479 to 1504. 1855 - Polish national poet, essayist, translator, publisher and author Adam Mikiewicz dies. 1894 - Heinrich Hertz, prominent German mathematician and physicist, dies. 1911 - Death of Paul Lafarge, French writer, founder of the French Workers' Party and member of the Paris Commune 1926 - John Bruning, American designer of light weapons, dies 1952 - Swedish geographer, typographer, photographer, explorer and travel writer dies. 1981 - Death of Max Ovee, Dutch chess master, mathematician and author, the fifth official world chess champion from 1935 to 1937 and the fourth president of the FIDE (International Chess Federation) from 1970 to 1978.