November 26, 1855: On this day, an internationally diverse crowd gathered in South Park, San Francisco to celebrate the Allied victory in the Crimean War and conquest of Sevastopol’s Malakoff Fortress by the British and French forces. The subsequent drunken riot is described in detail by an archived article from the San Francisco Gate, as there were “‘2,500 bottles of claret placed upon the tables before the company was seated; besides, we noticed a large quantity held in reserve for further necessities. Champagne, ale, porter and lager beer were equally abundant'” (San Francisco Gate).

November 26, 1982: On this day, Loramie Creek AVA was established in Shelby County, Ohio.

November 26, 2011: Douro wine of Portugal attained the geographical indication in India on this day

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