Shimla, Nov. 26 Keekli Bureau
Ten gunmen—who were believed to be connected to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based terrorist organization—launched a series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai (Bombay); the siege ended three days later, with at least 174 people killed.
Nakasone Yasuhiro, leader of the Liberal-Democratic Party, was elected prime minister of Japan, replacing Suzuki Zenkō.
U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull sent a harsh notice to Japan, calling for a full withdrawal from China and Indochina.
American singer Tina Turner—who found success in the rhythm-and-blues, soul, and rock genres—was born.
After the defeat of the White Russians and the Chinese, the Mongolian People’s Republic was proclaimed.
The National Hockey League was founded and featured four Canadian teams; the first American club, the Boston Bruins, was added in 1924.
Eugène Ionesco, the Romanian-born French dramatist whose one-act “antiplay” La Cantatrice chauve (1949; The Bald Soprano) inspired a revolution in dramatic techniques and helped inaugurate the Theatre of the Absurd, was born.
Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, married Alexandra.
Sojourner Truth, the African American evangelist and reformer who applied her religious fervour to the abolitionist and women’s rights movements, died.
Pelagius II succeeded Benedict I as pope.