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November 1st to 30th Major and Important news items from each day click link to find more news for that day

November 1

1927 Ford Model A Begins In Production

1938 Seabiscuit Match Race Against War Admiral at Pimlico

1952 The United States detonates the world's first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bom

1955 United Airlines Flight 629 is blown up

1957 Mackinac suspension bridge opens

1986 The first case of BSE or "mad cow disease" is found in cattle in England

1991 University of Iowa Shootings

1993 The Maastricht Treaty formally starts

November 2

1917 "The Balfour Declaration" establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.

1930 Haile Selassie is crowned Emperor / "King of Kings of Ethiopia"

1932 Hunger Marchers Army Marches On London

1936 The BBC Television Service, launches

1942 The British win the Second Battle of El Alamein

1951 Anti British Disturbances Egypt Over Suez Canal

1957 Dog launched into orbit as the first animal in space on board Sputnik 2

1959 The first section of the M1 motorway Completed In UK

1966 Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force

2000 One American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts became the first to move into the international space station, preparing for a four-month stay.

November 3

1913 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.

1924 Pneumonic plague death total now at 25 in Los Angeles,

1943 Nazi's carry out "Operation Harvest Festival" to kill all Jews remaining in the Lublin District of Poland.

1964 Washington D.C. Residents Gain The Vote

1969 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Established

1979 Greensboro Massacre

2005 Civil unrest continued in Paris suburbs

November 4

1920 Air mail service opens between U.S. and Canada.

1956 Soviet tanks and troops crush protests against Soviet rule in Hungary

1958 Pope John XXIII crowned 262nd pontiff

1966 2/3rd's of the city of Florence Flooded

1970 Genie a feral child is taken to Children's Hospital Los Angeles

1979 U.S. embassy in Tehran 90 hostages taken.

1995 Prime Minister Rabin assassinated.

November 5

1605 Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot To Blow Up The House of Lords discovered

1991 body of the millionaire newspaper publisher, Robert Maxwell Found

1996 Ancient port of Alexandria discovered

2006 Saddam Hussein Sentenced To Death

2007 Hollywood screenwriters go on strike

November 6

1965 Cuban Exiles Airlift Begins

1977 Kelly Barnes Dam in Georgia fails

1985 American newspapers reveal Iran Contra Affair

1999 Australian voters decided to keep the queen and not become a republic.

2005 F3 tornado strikes Evansville, Indiana

November 7

1929 The Museum Of Modern Art is opened in New York City

1956 Allied forces take control of the Suez Canal during the Suez Crisis

1996 Mars Global Surveyor is launched

2007 Jokela school shooting Finland

2009 The Health Care Plan passes the House

Born in November

David Schwimmer
Born: 2nd November 1966 Astoria, Queens, New York
Charles Bronson
Born: 3rd November 1921 Charles Dennis Buchinsky, Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania
Billy Graham
Born: 7th November 1918 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Richard Burton
Born: 10th November 1925 Pontrhydyfen, Wales
Whoopi Goldberg
Born: 13th November 1955 Caryn Elaine Johnson, New York City, New York,
Joe Biden
Born: 20th November 1942 Scranton, Pennsylvania
Jamie Lee Curtis

Born: 22nd November 1958 Los Angeles, California
Joe DiMaggio
Born: 25th November 1914 Martinez, California
Tina Turner
Born: 26th November 1939 Anna Mae Bullock, Nutbush, Tennessee
C. S. Lewis
Born: 29th November 1898 Belfast, Ireland
Mark Twain
Born: 30th November 1835 Samuel Langhorne Clemen's,Florida, Missouri, United States
November 8

1960 Senator John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th President

1933 U.S.A. - - Jobs Creation

1965 U.S.A. - - Higher Education Act of

1966 U.S.A. - - NFL / AFL Merger

1974 U.S.A. - - United States Senate Bomb

November 9

1921 Albert Einstein receives the Nobel Prize in Physics

1960 Senator John F Kennedy wins the election for the president of the United States.

1965 Blackout affecting 30 million people in northeastern states including New York of the United States and Ontario, Canada lasting for up to 13 hours.

1967 First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.

1979 Four men are found guilty of killing 12-year-old paperboy Carl Bridgewater in England

1979 Mississauga Train Derailment

1989 Berlin Wall Comes Down Allowing East and West Berlin To Visit

November 10

1951 Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone services begin in U.S.A.

1969 Sesame Street known for its Muppet characters, makes it's debut on PBS.

1975 The Edmund Fitzgerald carrying Iron Ore sinks in Lake Superior

1997 MCI / Worldcom Merger

November 11

1926 U.S. Route 66 Established

1933 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.

1965 Rhodesia Makes Unilateral Declaration of Independence From Britain

1989 Jaguar becomes a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company.

November 12

1927 Josef Stalin takes full control of the Soviet Union

1944 British Sink German battleship Tirpitz.

1946 First drive in banking service in America .

1954 Ellis Island in New York closes

1990 Sir Tim Berners-Lee Formal proposal for the World Wide Web

2004 Scott Peterson Convicted

November 13

1927 The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River Opens

1940 Prototype for the Jeep featuring four-wheel drive Created

1940 Walt Disney releases "Fantasia"

1941 HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed By U-Boat

1956 Segregated Busses End

1969 Anti Vietnam "March Against Death" in Washington, D.C.

1971 Mariner 9 Reaches Mars

1990 Aramoana massacre New Zealand.

2003 Justice Roy Moore Suspended

November 14

1934 New York Slum Clearance Begins

1940 German bombers devastate the British industrial city of Coventry carried on through 15th

1994 Eurostar Service Launched

November 15

1970 Tropical cyclone Bangladesh Leaves 500,000 people dead

1926 NBC launches

1934 Sir Oswald Mosley and Black-Shirt fascist followers were put on Trial in London

1940 The German Luftwaffe bombs Coventry in a massive raid

1942 Battle of Guadalcanal Won By US Fleet

1943 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

1956 Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley's first movie, opens in New York.

1968 Soviet Union Imports Vodka From United States

1971 Intel releases world's first commercial complete central processing unit 4004

1979 UnaBomber strikes for the first time

1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement Signed By Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald

2007 Cyclone Sidr strikes coastal areas of Bangladesh

Childrens Toys From The 1990's

The popular toys at of the decade included Nintendo Game Boy, Tamagotchi virtual reality pet, Tickle Me Elmo, Super Nintendo, Sony Playstation, Furby, Jurassic Park Command Compound, Teacher Barbie, Sega Saturn CD Game System and Nintendo 64 Game System

Vintage Nintendo Game Boy Compact Video Game System

Vintage Nintendo Game Boy Compact Video Game System Manufacturer: Nintendo
Price: $89.99

A hand-held version of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Features Tetris Game Pack, LCD dot-matrix game screen, and digital stereo sound with earphones for private play. Video Link cable hook-up allows two Game Boy systems to go head-to-head.

From 1920s Fashions Page

Frosted Berry Cluster Hat 1925 Frosted Berry Cluster Hat
Price: $2.25

New style of smart becomingness. Rich looking Rayon faille crown in clever draped style; also in wing effect at side. Hemp straw braid brim. Short fitting at back. Bright color frosted grape cluster to harmonize.

November 16

1945 85 German V-2 Scientists Bought To U.S. To Work on Space Program

1959 The last Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" opens on Broadway.

1988 Benazir Bhutto Elected Prime Minister of Pakistan

2006 Great Firewall of China Providing Internet Net censorship put in Place

2006 Nancy Pelosi selected as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

November 17

1950 15-year-old Tenzin Gyatso, is enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama at age 15.

1970 Soviet Union's moonrover becomes the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on the moon.

1973 President Richard Nixon told the nation on TV, "I am not a crook."

1973 Marshal Law Declared In Greece

2007 Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is sworn in as the governor of California .

November 18

1922 Mussolini Comes To Power In Italy

1928 Mickey Mouse appears for the first time in Steamboat Willie

1966 U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.

1967 Foot and Mouth Outbreak In Britain

1978 The Cult leader Jim Jones instructed 400 members of his church, "People's Temple", to committ suicide in Guyana .

1987 King's Cross underground station Fire

2004 Fox Hunting Ends In England

November 19

1863 famous Gettysburg Address delivered by President Lincoln

1954 The first automatic toll collection machine is used at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway.

1967 Beatles Release "Magical Mystery Tour"

1969 Apollo 12 lands on the Moon

1984 PEMEX Explosions in Mexico City

1994 UK lottery operated by Camelot has it's first lottery draw in UK

November 20

1945 The Nuremburg Trials Begin

1947 Princess Elizabeth, the future queen of England, marries Philip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey.

1968 Methane gas explosions in a West Virginia coal mine kills 78 men .

1979 Muslims Seize Grand Mosque Saudi Arabia

1989 Czechoslovakia Student Prague Protests crushed by Soviet Union starting the Velvet Revolution as 100,000 ordinary Czechs joined and a planned national strike

1992 Fire damages a major part of Windsor Castle

1995 Diana Princess is interviewed on British Television by Martin Bashir for the Panorama programme about her life with the Royals

2001 The worlds first transdermal patch ( Ortho-Evra ) Approved

2003 Michael Jackson is booked on suspicion of multiple counts of child molestation

November 21

1927 Five hundred Striking coal miners from the Columbine Mine and their families in Serene, Colorado are beaten with clubs by Colorado state police

1942 The Alcan Highway, which connects British Columbia to Alaska opens

1964 Staten Island and Brooklyn linked by the new Verrazano Narrows Bridge

1974 Pub Bombing By IRA at Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town, Birmingham UK

1974 Congress passes the "Freedom Of Information Act"

1980 Millions of TV viewers tune in to watch the start of the new series of Dallas and find out " Who Shot JR

1980 Fire At MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas

November 22

1906 International Morse code distress signal or SOS Becomes World Wide Standard

1935 First Pacific Airmail delivery

1950 Two Long Island Railroad (LIRR) commuter trains collide Queens New York

1963 John F. Kennedy Assassinated

1977 Concord Begins Flights To US

1986 Mike Tyson becomes the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history

1995 Toy Story produced by Pixar is released

November 23

1935 Italy Declares War on France

1980 Major Earthquake Stikes southern Italy leaving 300,000 homeless

1984 Oxford Circus Tube Station in London Fire

1985 EgyptAir Flight 648 Hijacking

2006 EX Russian Spy Litvinenko dies after poison by polonium-210

November 24

1950 Great Appalachian November Storm

1974 Lucy Skeleton (Australopithecus) Found In Ethiopia

1991 Freddie Mercury the lead singer for the rock group Queen Dies

1993 Congress Passes The Brady Bill

1997 New York Stock Exchange Circuit Breaker rule and put a halt to trading

From 1955 Fashions

Dyed Squirrel Clutch Cape 1955 Dyed Squirrel Clutch Cape
Price: $103.50
Brief little cape of fine imported squirrel... fur origin: Russia. Glamorous for the smaller woman over suits, dresses, coats. Graceful back, tuxedo front. Novelty acetate and rayon lining. Brown.

From 1920s Appliances Page

Gyrator Electric Washing Machine 1920s

Late Decade Electric Washing Machine

Price: $81.50

For the latest and best in washing machine design, this easy to move washing machine features the latest gyrator technology with no center post where clothes can be damaged, the attached wringer is made from the finest semi soft rubber.

1925 Frigidaire Electric Refrigerator

1925 Frigidaire

Price: $285.00

I included this Frigidaire Electric as the final Electric Item from the Twenties as it was significant in many ways 1. It was made by General Motors not General Electric. 2. The cost was pretty high and I suspect out of most people's reach and 3. It was sold by a dedicated salesman who visited your home rather than through a shop etc.

November 25

1926 27 Tornadoes including an F4 that struck the town of Heber Springs, Arkansas

1952 The Mousetrap written by Agatha Christie opens in London's West End.

1987 Supertyphoon Nina ( category 5 ) strikes the Philippines

November 26

1922 British archaeologist Lord Carnarvon and the American archaeologist Howard Carter enter King Tut's tomb

1941 Thanksgiving Day Established

1942 "Casablanca" World Premier

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1983 Brinks Mat Robbery

2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks

November 27

1910 Penn Station opens in New York

1924 1st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

1942 French Admiral Jean de Laborde scuttles the French fleet

1975 Guinness Book of Records co-founder and editor Ross McWhirter is shot dead outside his North London home.

November 28

1942 Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire Boston

1990 Maggy Thatcher Quits

1995 U.S.A. Ends federal 55 MPH Speed Limit

November 29

1948 General Motors Begins Producing Holden Cars In Australia

1963 The Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand,"

November 30

1936 Crystal Palace Destroyed By Fire

1979 Pink Floyd release "The Wall"

1993 The Brady bill Signed Into Law