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What Happened on 1
Ford Model A Begins In Production
Seabiscuit Match Race Against War Admiral at Pimlico
The United States detonates the world's first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bom
United Airlines Flight 629 is blown up
Mackinac suspension bridge opens
The first case of BSE or "mad cow disease" is found in cattle in England
University of Iowa Shootings
The Maastricht Treaty formally starts
What Happened on 2
"The Balfour Declaration" establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.
Haile Selassie is crowned Emperor / "King of Kings of Ethiopia"
Hunger Marchers Army Marches On London
The BBC Television Service, launches
The British win the Second Battle of El Alamein
Anti British Disturbances Egypt Over Suez Canal
Dog launched into orbit as the first animal in space on board Sputnik 2
The first section of the M1 motorway Completed In UK
Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force
One American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts became the first to move into the international space station, preparing for a four-month stay.
What Happened on 3
The first American citizens receive information over the new national income tax. A married man living with his wife, who is in receipt of an income of $5,000 pays $10 a year and if his income is $10,000 he pays $60 per year.
Pneumonic plague death total now at 25 in Los Angeles,
Nazi's carry out "Operation Harvest Festival" to kill all Jews remaining in the Lublin District of Poland.
Washington D.C. Residents Gain The Vote
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Established
Civil unrest continued in Paris suburbs
What Happened on 4
Air mail service opens between U.S. and Canada.
Soviet tanks and troops crush protests against Soviet rule in Hungary
Pope John XXIII crowned 262nd pontiff
2/3rd's of the city of Florence Flooded
Genie a feral child is taken to Children's Hospital Los Angeles
U.S. embassy in Tehran 90 hostages taken.
Prime Minister Rabin assassinated.
What Happened on 5
Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot To Blow Up The House of Lords discovered
body of the millionaire newspaper publisher, Robert Maxwell Found
Ancient port of Alexandria discovered
Saddam Hussein Sentenced To Death
Hollywood screenwriters go on strike
What Happened on 6
Cuban Exiles Airlift Begins
Kelly Barnes Dam in Georgia fails
American newspapers reveal Iran Contra Affair
Australian voters decided to keep the queen and not become a republic.
F3 tornado strikes Evansville, Indiana
What Happened on 7
The Museum Of Modern Art is opened in New York City
Allied forces take control of the Suez Canal during the Suez Crisis
Mars Global Surveyor is launched
Jokela school shooting Finland
The Health Care Plan passes the House
What Happened on 8
Senator John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th President
U.S.A. - - Jobs Creation
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U.S.A. - - NFL / AFL Merger
U.S.A. - - United States Senate Bomb
What Happened on 9
Albert Einstein receives the Nobel Prize in Physics
Senator John F Kennedy wins the election for the president of the United States.
Blackout affecting 30 million people in northeastern states including New York of the United States and Ontario, Canada lasting for up to 13 hours.
First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.
Four men are found guilty of killing 12-year-old paperboy Carl Bridgewater in England
Mississauga Train Derailment
Berlin Wall Comes Down Allowing East and West Berlin To Visit
What Happened on 10
Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone services begin in U.S.A.
Sesame Street known for its Muppet characters, makes it's debut on PBS.
The Edmund Fitzgerald carrying Iron Ore sinks in Lake Superior
MCI / Worldcom Merger
What Happened on 11
U.S. Route 66 Established
Strong winds strip the topsoil from the drought affected farms of South Dakota and within two days, dust from the storm had reached all the way to Albany, New York.
Rhodesia Makes Unilateral Declaration of Independence From Britain
Jaguar becomes a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company.
What Happened on 12
Josef Stalin takes full control of the Soviet Union
British Sink German battleship Tirpitz.
First drive in banking service in America .
Ellis Island in New York closes
Sir Tim Berners-Lee Formal proposal for the World Wide Web
Scott Peterson Convicted
What Happened on 13
The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River Opens
Prototype for the Jeep featuring four-wheel drive Created
Walt Disney releases "Fantasia"
HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed By U-Boat
Segregated Busses End
Anti Vietnam "March Against Death" in Washington, D.C.
Mariner 9 Reaches Mars
Aramoana massacre New Zealand.
Justice Roy Moore Suspended
What Happened on 14
New York Slum Clearance Begins
German bombers devastate the British industrial city of Coventry carried on through 15th
Eurostar Service Launched
What Happened on 15
Tropical cyclone Bangladesh Leaves 500,000 people dead
Sir Oswald Mosley and Black-Shirt fascist followers were put on Trial in London
The German Luftwaffe bombs Coventry in a massive raid
Battle of Guadalcanal Won By US Fleet
Heinrich Himmler orders that all Gypsies and those of mixed Gypsy blood are to be put on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps
Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley's first movie, opens in New York.
Soviet Union Imports Vodka From United States
Intel releases world's first commercial complete central processing unit 4004
UnaBomber strikes for the first time
Anglo-Irish Agreement Signed By Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald
Cyclone Sidr strikes coastal areas of Bangladesh
What Happened on 16
85 German V-2 Scientists Bought To U.S. To Work on Space Program
The last Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" opens on Broadway.
Benazir Bhutto Elected Prime Minister of Pakistan
Great Firewall of China Providing Internet Net censorship put in Place
Nancy Pelosi selected as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
What Happened on 17
15-year-old Tenzin Gyatso, is enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama at age 15.
Soviet Union's moonrover becomes the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on the moon.
President Richard Nixon told the nation on TV, "I am not a crook."
Marshal Law Declared In Greece
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is sworn in as the governor of California .
What Happened on 18
Mussolini Comes To Power In Italy
Mickey Mouse appears for the first time in Steamboat Willie
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.
Foot and Mouth Outbreak In Britain
The Cult leader Jim Jones instructed 400 members of his church, "People's Temple", to committ suicide in Guyana .
King's Cross underground station Fire
Fox Hunting Ends In England
What Happened on 19
famous Gettysburg Address delivered by President Lincoln
The first automatic toll collection machine is used at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway.
Beatles Release "Magical Mystery Tour"
Apollo 12 lands on the Moon
PEMEX Explosions in Mexico City
UK lottery operated by Camelot has it's first lottery draw in UK
What Happened on 20
The Nuremburg Trials Begin
Princess Elizabeth, the future queen of England, marries Philip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey.
Methane gas explosions in a West Virginia coal mine kills 78 men .
Muslims Seize Grand Mosque Saudi Arabia
Czechoslovakia Student Prague Protests crushed by Soviet Union starting the Velvet Revolution as 100,000 ordinary Czechs joined and a planned national strike
Fire damages a major part of Windsor Castle
Diana Princess is interviewed on British Television by Martin Bashir for the Panorama programme about her life with the Royals
The worlds first transdermal patch ( Ortho-Evra ) Approved
Michael Jackson is booked on suspicion of multiple counts of child molestation
What Happened on 21
Five hundred Striking coal miners from the Columbine Mine and their families in Serene, Colorado are beaten with clubs by Colorado state police
The Alcan Highway, which connects British Columbia to Alaska opens
Staten Island and Brooklyn linked by the new Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Pub Bombing By IRA at Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town, Birmingham UK
Congress passes the "Freedom Of Information Act"
Millions of TV viewers tune in to watch the start of the new series of Dallas and find out " Who Shot JR
Fire At MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas
What Happened on 22
International Morse code distress signal or SOS Becomes World Wide Standard
First Pacific Airmail delivery
Two Long Island Railroad (LIRR) commuter trains collide Queens New York
John F. Kennedy Assassinated
Concord Begins Flights To US
Mike Tyson becomes the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history
Toy Story produced by Pixar is released
What Happened on 23
Italy Declares War on France
Major Earthquake Stikes southern Italy leaving 300,000 homeless
Oxford Circus Tube Station in London Fire
EgyptAir Flight 648 Hijacking
EX Russian Spy Litvinenko dies after poison by polonium-210
What Happened on 24
Great Appalachian November Storm
Lucy Skeleton (Australopithecus) Found In Ethiopia
Freddie Mercury the lead singer for the rock group Queen Dies
Congress Passes The Brady Bill
New York Stock Exchange Circuit Breaker rule and put a halt to trading
What Happened on 25
27 Tornadoes including an F4 that struck the town of Heber Springs, Arkansas
The Mousetrap written by Agatha Christie opens in London's West End.
Supertyphoon Nina ( category 5 ) strikes the Philippines
What Happened on 26
British archaeologist Lord Carnarvon and the American archaeologist Howard Carter enter King Tut's tomb
Thanksgiving Day Established
"Casablanca" World Premier
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Brinks Mat Robbery
Mumbai terrorist attacks
What Happened on 27
Penn Station opens in New York
1st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
French Admiral Jean de Laborde scuttles the French fleet
Guinness Book of Records co-founder and editor Ross McWhirter is shot dead outside his North London home.
What Happened on 28
Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire Boston
Maggy Thatcher Quits
U.S.A. Ends federal 55 MPH Speed Limit
What Happened on 29
General Motors Begins Producing Holden Cars In Australia
The Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand,"
What Happened on 30
Crystal Palace Destroyed By Fire
Pink Floyd release "The Wall"
The Brady bill Signed Into Law