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Today 26 November 2014 in History

1908 - 1908 Lord Forte, Hotelier and financier

1908 - Lord Forte (1908), Hotelier and financier

1905 - Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright

1948 - Peter Wheeler, Former England rugby captain

1922 - Charles Schulz, American cartoonist; 'Snoopy' & 'Charlie Brown'

1924 - Pat Phoenix, Actress; TV's 'Coronation St' as Elsie Tanner

1938 - Tina Turner, American rock star and film actress

1910 - Cyril Cusack, Irish writer and actor; appeared in many films

1933 - Robert Goulet, American actor

1922 - In Egypt, Howard Carter and Lord Caernavon discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, the first time the tomb had been opened for 3,000 years

1789 - The first national thanksgiving day was celebrated in America, to mark the 1621 harvest of the Pilgrim Fathers

1983 - At Heathrow airport near London, The Brinks Mat security warehouse was robbed of 25 million in gold bars

1867 - The first ever woman to vote in a British election cast her vote, due to a mistake in the electoral register

1983 - In Auckland New Zealand, David Bowie performed to an audience of 80,000 people, breaking the attendence record for the Southern Hemisphere

1972 - The 'Race Relations Act' came into force in the UK

1959 - The House of Lords voted against the introduction of commercial radio

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Tamil Calendar vs Hindu Calendar

By Soosai Prakash A

Tamil calendar is a derivative of old Zodiac calendar now based on modern lunar year system.

Tamil Calendar uses solar calendar system for calculating number days per year and at the same time calculating number of days in a month using sun moving from one Tamil Raasi to the other, making Tamil months to have 29 to 32 days length. In contrast, Telugu (Hindu) uses only lunar calendar…


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