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On this day... November

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November 1

1512. Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were shown to the public for the first time.

November 2

1947. The Spruce Goose, flown by Howard Hughes, takes its first and only flight.

November 3

1979. Communist Worker's Party hold a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.

November 4

2008. Democratic senator Barack Obama wins the presidential election and makes history as the first African American U.S. president.

November 5

1994. George Foreman becomes the oldest heavyweight champion.

November 6

1860. Abraham Lincoln is elected president of the United States.

November 7

1944. President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a fourth term in office.

November 8

1951. Yogi Berra is the AL MVP.

November 9

1938. Nazis launch Kristallnact.

November 10

1969. Sesame Street premiered on PBS TV.

November 11

1918. World War I ends.

November 12

1980. Voyager I flies near Saturn.

November 13

1940. Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is released.


1851. Herman Melville's Moby Dick is published.

November 15

1806. Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountain top now known as Pike's Peak.

November 16

1973. President Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaska pipeline.

November 17

1869. The Suez Canal opens in Egypt.

November 18

1928. Mickey Mouse makes his debut in Steamboat Willie.

November 19

1863. Abraham Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.

November 20

1945. Nuremberg Trials begin against German World War II leaders accused of war crimes.

November 21

2017 CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women

November 22

1963 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

November 23

1904 3rd modern Olympic Games closes in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S

November 24

1932 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

November 25

1960 First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa

November 26

1865 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll is published in America

November 27

1948 Honda 1st opens in America

November 28

1979 Pope John Paul II's first papal visit to Turkey, almost 1 1/2 years before Turkish native Mehmet Ali Agca attempts to kill him

November 29

1910 The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine.

November 30

1876 Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann finds the gold Mask of Agamemnon at Mycenae (modern Greece) "the Mona Lisa of prehistory"