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November 1 - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

1604  Othello by William Shakespeare was first performed at Whitehall Palace in London.

1611  William Shakespeare’s The Tempest first performed at Whitehall Palace, London.

1952  The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb, “Ivy Mike,” in the Marshall Islands.

1995  First all-race local government elections in South Africa marked the end of the apartheid system.


November 2 - ALL SOULS’ DAY

1734  Daniel Boone was born.


November 3

1839  Beginning of the first Opium War between China and Britain.

1948  Dewey Defeats Truman banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune.

2011  Matty Alou died in Miami, Florida at age 72.


November 4

1895  Eugene Field died in Chicago.

1916  Walter Cronkite was born in St. Joseph, Missouri.

1979  Iranian militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Teheran and took hostages that they held captive for 444 days.

1995  Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an extremist Israeli.


November 5

1605  Guy Fawkes was arrested in London.

1960  Mack Sennett, film director and producer, died in Woodland Hills, California at age 80.

1979  Cartoonist Al Capp died in South Hampton, New Hampshire at age 70.


November 6

1854  John Philip Sousa was born in Washington, D.C.

2012  Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States.


November 7

1837  Abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy was killed at his Alton, Illinois print works by a pro-slavery mob.

1926  Opera singer Joan Sutherland was born.

2000  Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected a United States Senator from New York.


November 8

1519  Cortés conquered Mexico for Spain.

1847  Bram Stoker was born.

1884  Hermann Rorschach was born in Zürich.

1895  X-rays (electromagnetic rays) were discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen at the University of Würzburg in Germany.

1960  John F. Kennedy was elected 35th President of the United States of America.


November 9

1802  Elijah Lovejoy was born in Albion, Maine.

1965  The Great Blackout of the Northeast began at 5:16 p.m. Eastern time.

1989  The Fall of the Berlin Wall, marking the end of the Cold War.


November 10

1775  U.S. Marine Corps founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.

1939  Russell Means was born.

1969  Sesame Street debuted on PBS.

2001  Ken Kesey, cultural frontiersman and novelist, died in Eugene, Oregon at age 66.


November 11

1821  Fydor Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow.

1918  The Armistice was signed in France, ending World War I effective at 11 a.m. (“the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”)

1938  Irving Berlin’s God Bless America was first performed (by Kate Smith).


November 12

1840  Sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris.

1933  First known alleged photographs of the Loch Ness Monster taken by Hugh Gray.

1957  California artist Dennis John Mudgett was born.


November 13

1002  King Æthelred II ordered the killing of all Danes in England.

1850  Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1940  Fantasia, the animated musical film by Walt Disney, was first released.

2001  President George W. Bush signed an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.


November 14

1840  Claude Monet was born in Paris.


November 15

1533  Francisco Pizarro arrived at Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.

1887  Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

1971  Intel released the world’s first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.


November 16

1938  LSD was first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.


November 17

1558  Queen Elizabeth I crowned in England.

1790  Mathematician August Möbius was born in Schulpforta, Electorate of Saxony.

1917  Sculptor Auguste Rodin died in Meudon, Île-de-France at age 77.

1938  Gordon Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

1954  General Gamal Abdel Nasser became Egyptian head of state.

1993  NAFTA approved by U.S. House of Representatives.


November 18

1477  William Caxton printed the first book in the English language, The Dictes and Sayengis of the Phylosophers.

1928  Mickey Mouse film debut, Steamboat Willie.

1978  Jonestown, Guyana, Peoples Temple mass-murder/suicides occurred.

1999  Paul Bowles died in Tangier at age 88.


November 19

1977  Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.


November 20

1805  Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera, premiered in Vienna, Austria.

1917  Ukraine was declared a republic.

1925  Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

2013  Psychic Sylvia Browne died in San Jose, California at age 77.


November 21

1694  Voltaire was born in Paris.

1783  The first free balloon flight happened in Paris as two men ascended in a hot air balloon.

1999  Quentin Crisp died in Manchester, England.


November 22

1718  Blackbeard the pirate (Edward Teach) was killed off the coast of North Carolina.

1890  Charles De Gaulle was born in Lille, France.

1899  Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael was born.

1963  John F. Kennedy, United States President, was assassinated in Dallas at age 46.

1963  C. S. Lewis died in Oxford, England at age 64.

1963  Aldous Huxley died in Los Angeles at age 69.


November 23

1876  Tammany Hall’s Boss Tweed delivered to New York City authorities after capture in Spain.

1887  Boris Karloff was born in London.

1888  Harpo Marx was born in New York City.

1889  First jukebox went into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.


November 24

1888  Dale Carnegie was born in Maryville, Missouri.

1941  Donald “Duck” Dunn was born.

1941  Pete Best was born in Chennai, India.

2000  Klayton Farmer was born.


November 25

1835  Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland.

1914  Joe DiMaggio was born in Martinez, California.

1947  The “Hollywood Ten” were blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.

1952  Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.


November 26

1476  Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) defeated Basarab Laiota for the rule of Wallachia.

1607  Harvard College founder John Harvard was born in London.

1789  Thanksgiving Day observed in the United States, proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.

1922  Howard Carter and Lord Carnavron first entered Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb.


November 27

1917  Buffalo Bob Smith (Robert Emil Schmidt), host of the children’s show Howdy Doody, was born in Buffalo, New York.

1942  Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle.

1978  San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk assassinated in City Hall.

1980  Jackie Greene was born in Salinas, California.


November 28

1582  William Shakespeare & Anne Hathaway paid a £40 bond for their marriage license in Stratford-upon-Avon.

1757  William Blake was born in London.

1905  Irish political party Sinn Féin was founded in Dublin by Arthur Griffith.


November 29

1777  Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe - now known as San Jose, California - was founded by José Joaquin Moraga.

1876  The USA’s first female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, was born near Amazonia in Andrew County Missouri.

1898  C. S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland.

1939  Peter Bergman was born.

1947  Palestine was partitioned into Jewish and Arab land by the U.N. General Assembly.

2001  George Harrison died in Los Angeles at age 58.


November 30

1835  Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born in Florida, Missouri.

1936  Abbie Hoffman was born in Worcester, Massachusetts.

1940  Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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