November 01:

1512: Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was first shown to the public.
1604: Othello, by William Shakespeare, premiered at Whitehall Palace, London, England.
1611: TheTempest first presented.
1765: The Stamp Act went into effect.
1871: Stephan Crane born.
1936: Benito Mussolini gave a speech in Milan, Italy, describing the alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis" running between Rome and Berlin.
1952: The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb in a test at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands.
2016: Second Amendment lawyer and scholar Don B. Kates, Jr. died at age 75.

November 02:

1783: General George Washington issued his farwell address to the army.
1889: North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states.
1913: Burt Lancaster born.
1947: Howard Hughes flew the Spruce Goose.
1948: President Truman pulls upset in winning election over Thomas E. Dewey.
1976: Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford for President.
1983: President Reagan signed a bill establishing the third Monday of January as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

November 03

1923: Charles Bronson born.
1964: Lyndon Baines Johnson defeated Barry Goldwater for President.

November 04

1842: Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois.
1879: Will Rogers born in Oologah, Oklahoma.
1916: Walter Cronkite born.
1922: King Tutankhamen's tomb discovered in Egypt.
1924: Nellie T Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation's first woman governor.
1956: Soviet troops invaded Hungary to crush the Hungarian Revolution.
1979: The Iranian hostage crisis began as the US Embassy in Tehran was stormed, starting 444 days of captivity.
2008: Novelist Michael Crichton dies at age 66. His novel Andomeda Strain was published in 1969 and Jurassic Park was released in 1990. State of Fear was published in 2004.

November 05

1605: The Gunpowder Plot failed as Guy Fawkes was captured before he could blow up the English Parliment.
1872: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote for US Grant in the presidential election.
1912: Roy Rogers born.
1941: Art Garfunkel born.
1946: John Kennedy elected a representative for Mass.
1989: Barry Sadler, age 49, died. He co-wrote and recorded the number one hit in 1966, Ballad of the Green Berets, which sold 9 million copies.
1989: Vladimir Horowitz died at age 85.

November 06

1854: John Philip Sousa born in Wshington.
1860: Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency of the US.
1913: Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

November 07

1874: Thomas Nast draws a cartoon in Harper's Weekly , using an elephant as the symbol of the Republican Party.
1885: At 9:22 am Donald Smith drove home the last spike in the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie, British Columbia, completing Canada's transcontinental railroad.
1913: Albert Camus born.
1916: Republican Jeanette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress.
1917: Russia's Bolshevik Revolution began as forces led by Vladmiir Ilyich Lenin toppled the government of Alexander Kerensky.
1918: Billy Graham born.
1922: Al Hirt was born.
1962: Richard M. Nixon held a press conference after his loss of the California gubernatorial election, telling reporters, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."
1980: Steve McQueen died in Juarez, Mexico at age 50.
2016: Mike Dillon, who brought reasonably priced progressive ammo loading machines to the public via factory-direct marketing, died at age 81.

November 08

1793: The Louvre Museum opened to public.
1889: Montana became the 41st state.
1909: Katharine Hepburn born.
1950: The first jet plne battle took place as USAF Lt. Russel J Brown shot down a North Korean MiG 15.
1960: John Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon for president.

November 09

1875: JW Nesmith recieved patent for his spark arrester used on locomotives on the Colorado & Southern Railroad.
1934: Carl Sagan born.
1938: Kristallnacht occurred as bands of Nazis in Germany and Austria looted nd burned synagogues and Jewish owned stores and houses.
1965: The great northwest blackout occurred. It lasted 13-1/2 hours.
1970: Former French President Charles de Gaulle died at age of 79.
1984: Frederick Hart's statue, called Three Soldiers unveiled on the site of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Washington, DC.
2015: Carol Doda, the legendary San Franciscan stripper, died at age 78. In 1964, Ms. Doda caused a sensation with her topless dancing at the Condor Club in the North Beach section of San Francisco. She entered the stage atop a piano. She became known as "The Girl on the Piano." She was also profiled in the Tom Wolfe book, The Pump House Gang.

November 10

1775: The US Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.
1871: Explorer and journalist Henry M Stanley found missing Scottish missionary David Livingston in Central Africa. "Doctor Livingston, I presume."
1928: Hirohito enthroned as emporer of Japan.
1954: The Iwo Jima Memorial, depicting a group of servicemen raising the American flag, was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
1969: Sesame Street debuted on PBS.
1975: The Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 vanished while hauling ore during a storm on Lake Superior.
1989: Germans began tearing down the Berlin Wall, a day after East Germany abolished its border restrictions.
1992: Chuck Connors, ( The Rifelman between 1958 and 1963) died of lung cancer at age 71.
2007: Author Norman Mailer died at the age 84 of kidney failure.

November 11

1620: The Mayflower Compact signed by the 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower as it was anchored off the Mass. coast.
1821: Fyodor Dostoevsky born.
1831: Nat Turner, a former slave and leader of an anti-slavery insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem, Virginia.
1889: Washington became the 42nd state.
1904: Alger Hiss born.
1915: William Proximire born.
1918: Armistice signed, ending the fighting in WWI.
1921: President Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery.
1922: Kurt Vonnegut born.
1925: Jonathan Winters born.
1938: Nazi government in Germany orders Jews to surrender all firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons and stabbing weapons.
1939: Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's God Bless American. on network radio.
1942: German occupation of France completed.

November 12

1927: Joseph Stalin seized control of the Soviet Union as Leon Trotsky was expelled from thje Communist Party.
1948: Former Japanese premier Hideki Toja and other Japanese leaders were sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal.
1954: The immigration station at Ellis Island finally closed, after processing over 20 million immigrants since it opened in 1892.
1975: William O Douglas retired from the US Supreme Court after 36-1/2 years on the Court.

November 13

1775: US forces captured Montreal.
1789: Ben Franklin, in a letter to a friend, wrote, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes."
1850: Robert Louis Stevenson born.
1878: The first telephone was installed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
1927: The Holland Tunnel (underneath the Hudson River) opened. It connects New York City and New Jersey.
1940: The Walt Disney movie Fantasia premiered in New York.
1942: President Roosevelt lowered the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.
1956: The US Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segragation on public buses.
1974: Karen Silkwood killed in a car crash.
1982: Vietnam Veterans' Memorial dedicated.

November 14

1851: Herman Melville's Moby Dick published in the US.
1881: Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for the assination of President Garfield. He was convicted and hanged.
1940: German plans destroyed Coventry, England.
1969: Apollo 12 launched.

November 15

1777: The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation.
1806: Zebulon Pike sighted Pike's Peak.
1926: NBC made its debut on the airwaves with a radio network of 24 stations.
1969: 250,000 protestors staged a demonstration in Washington DC against the Vietnam War

November 16

1864: General William Sherman began his "March to the Sea."
1907: Oklahoma became the 46th state.
1959: Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway, starring Mary Martin.

November 17

1869: The Suez Canal, connecting the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, opened.
1558: Elizabeth I ascended to the English throne, on the death of Queen Mary.
1800: Congress held its first session in Washington, DC.
1917: August Rodin died in Meudon, France.
1925: Rock Hudson born in Winnetka, Illinois.
1934: Lyndon Johnson married Claudia "Lady Bird" Alta Taylor.
1973: President Nixon, in a talk to AP managing editors, stated, "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."

November 18

1820: US Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Pallmer discovered Antarctica.
1865: Mark Twain's The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveres County published in the New York Saturday Press.
1886: Former President Chester A Arthur died at age 56.
1903: The United States and Panama signed a treaty granting the US rights to build the Panama Canal.
1928: Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie, starring new film star Mickey Mouse, premiered as the animated talkie.
1963: Touch-tone service for telephones introduced.
1966: US Roman Catholic Bishops voted to end the rule against eating meat of Fridays.
1978: Rev. Jim Jones and 911 followers committed mass suicide.

November 19

1863: President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
1959: Ford Motor Company announced the ending of production of the Edsel.
1969: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Beam became the second set of men to land on the moon.

November 20

1945: The Nurenberg (Germany) War Trials of 24 Nazi leaders becag.
1975: Spain's General Francisco Franco died in Madrid at age 83. He had ruled for nearly 4 decades.

November 21

1994: Voltaire born.
1877: Thomas Edison announced the invention of the phonograph, which he called a "talking machine."
1922: Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia sworn in as the first female US Senator.
1973: The 18-1/2 minute gap in one of the Watergate Tapes was announced by President Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt.
1980: 83 million viewers tuned in to find out "Who Shot J.R." on Dallas.
1980: 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

November 22

1718: Edward Teach (Blackbeard) killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.
1819: George Eliot born.
1906: The "SOS" distress signal adodpted for international use.
1928: Bolero, by Maurice Ravel, first performed publiclly, in Paris, France.
1963: President Kennedy assinated in Dallas, Texas.
1980: Mae West died at age 87 in Hollywood.

November 23

1765: Frederick County, Maryland, repudited England's Stamp Act.
1804: Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.
1889: The first jukebox made its debut in the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco.
1936: Life magazine first published.
1971: The People's Republic of China was seated in the UN Security Council

November 24

1632: Benedict de Spinoza born.
1859: Charles Darwin's Origin of Species published.
1864: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in Albi.
1871: The National Rifle Association was incorporated.
1925: William F. Buckley born.
1947: The Hollywood Ten (writers, producers and directors) were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in the movies.
1963: Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald.
1971: Hijacker "Dan Cooper" parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 with $200,000.

November 25

1783: The British evacuated New York, their last military position in the United States. 1920: Radio station WTAW of College Station broadcast the first paly-by-play description of a football game(Ut vs. Texas A & M).
1963: President Kennedy buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

November 26

1789: A day of Thanksgiving was set aside by President Washington to observe adoption of the Constitution.
1912: Eugene Ionesco born.
1922: Charles M Schultz born.
1942: Casablanca premiered in New York.
1973: Rose Mary Woods, President Nixon's secretary, told a federal court she had accidently erased the 18-1/2 minutes of a Watergate tape.
1973: The 55 mph speed limit imposed on all US highways.

November 27

1910: New York's Pennsylvania Station opened. It was the world's largest railroad station at the time.
1953: Eugene O' Neill died in Boston at age 65.
1973: Gerald Ford confirmed as Vice President of the United States, succeeding Spiro Agnew, who had resigned.

November 28

1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the strait which bears his name, at the tip of South America.
1894: Henry Hazlitt born.
1922: Captain Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force displayed the first skywriting above New York's Times Square. It said, "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200. 47,000 people did!
1925: The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on WSM Radio.

November 29

1832: Louisa May Alcott born.
1864: The Sand Creek Massacre occurred as a Colorado militia unit killed at least 150 peaceful Cheyenne Indians.
1898: CS Lewis born.
1947: The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for a partition of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
1961: Enos the Chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral and orbited the earth twice before returning.
1964: The Roman Catholic Church in the United States authorized the use of English, instead of Latin, in the Liturgy.
1963: President Johnson named the members of the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.
1986: Cary Grant died at age 82.
2009: Hugh H. "Harry" Hurt dies at age 81. He was the author of the first comprehensive study of the causes of motorcycle accidents, commonly referred to the "Hurt Report."

November 30

1667: Jonathan Swift born.
1782: The United States and Britain signed a peace treaty in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1835: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) born in Florida, Mo.
1874: Winston Churchill born at Blenheim Palace.
1900: Oscar Wilde died in Paris.
1998: Johnny Roventini dies. He first went on the air with his commercial for cigarettes, calling out, "Call for Philip Morris.[Call for Phil-lip Mor-rees]"


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