This month in History

This month in History: November 2018

National Fun with Fondue Month
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
National Stuffing Month
National Raisin Bread Month

November 1-7: National Fig Week

1 November

National Bison Day

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

2 November

National Deviled Egg Day

1734 Daniel Boone’s Birthday

– Danielle Boone for kids

– a quote by Boone that I can associate with:

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.” Daniel Boone

– 8 things you might not know about Boone

1917 “The Balfour Declaration” establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine

– 100 years: ‘The Balfour Declaration’ explained

– Text of the declaration

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

– Laika

– 10 Tragic facts about Laika, the first dog in space

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.

3 November

National Sandwich Day

– 101 Best Sandwiches in New York

Japan Culture Day

– Kids Web Japan
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

1957 Laila, First Dog Orbited the Earth

1964 Washington D.C. Residents Gain The Vote

1969 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Established

1979 Greensboro Massacre

2005 Civil unrest continued in Paris suburbs

4 November

National Candy Day

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

1922 King Tutankhamen’s Tomb discovered

‘Tut’ a miniseries about this young farao 

– 2016 exhibit in NYC

– More rooms to be discovered

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

5 November

National Doughnut Day

National Chinese Take-out Day

Guy Fawkes Day

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

– Story of Guy Fawkes

– 9 things you didn’t know about Guy Fawkes

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

6 November

National Nachos Day

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

7 November

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

1867 Marie Curie’s Birthday (1867-1934)

– Mini bio of Marie Curie

– Wiki’s list of women in science

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

8 November

National Cappuccino Day

1895 X-Ray Day

– Random facts about x-rays

1951 Alleged Yeti Tracks Discovered

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

9 November

National Greek Yogurt Day

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

– Berlin Wall, Secret History

– 10 things you did not know about the Berlin Wall
10 November

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

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

– Sesame Street, official website

1970 Great Wall of China opened to tourism

– 10 facts about the Great Wall of China

1975 The Edmund Fitzgerald carrying Iron Ore sinks in Lake Superior

1997 MCI / Worldcom Merger

11 November

National Sundae Day

Remembrance Day

– What is: Remembrance Day

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.

12 November

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

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

1981 First Balloon Crossing the Pacific

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

2004 Scott Peterson Convicted

13 November

National Indian Pudding Day

Feast of St. Diego Alacala

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

14 November

National Guacamole Day

National Pickle ‘Appreciation’ Day

National Clean Out the Refrigerator Day (USA)

1840 Claude Monet’s Birthday (1840 – 1926)

– Giverny, museum

1851 Moby Dick first published

– Real life horror that inspired Mobi Dick

1934 New York Slum Clearance Begins

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

1994 Eurostar Service Launched

15 November

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

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

16 November

National Fast Food Day

1945 85 German V-2 Scientists brought 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

17 November

National Baklava Day

Homemade Bread Day

1869 Suez Canal Opened

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 .

18 November

National Apple Cider Day

National Vichyssoise Day

1307 William Tell Shot the Apple

1922 Mussolini Comes To Power In Italy

1928 Mickey Mouse appears for the first time in Steamboat Willie

– How Mickey Mouse came to be

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

19 November

National Macchiato Day

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

20 November

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Universal Children’s Day

1889 Edwin Hubbles Birthday (1889 – 1953)

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

21 November

National Cranberry Day

National Gingerbread Cookie Day

1763 First Hot Air Balloon Flight
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

22 November

National Cranberry Relish Day

National Cashew Day

1497 Vasco Da Gama sailed around the Cape

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

23 November

National Espresso Day

Thanksgiving 2017 USA

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

24 November

National Sardines Day

1859 Darwin’s Origin of the Species Published

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

25 November

National Parfait Day

National “Eat with a Friend” Day

1914 Jo DiMaggio’s Birthday (1914-1999)

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

1940 Woody Woodpecker’s birthday

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

1987 Supertyphoon Nina ( category 5 ) strikes the Philippines

26 November

National Cake Day

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

1922 Charles Schultz’s Birthday

1941 Thanksgiving Day Established

1942 “Casablanca” World Premier

1983 Brinks Mat Robbery

2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks

27 November

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

1701 Anders Celsius birthday (1701-1744)

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.

28 November

National French Toast Day

1520 Ferdinand Magellan passed through the Magellan Straights

1835 Mark Twain’s Birthday (1835-1910)

1942 Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire Boston

1990 Maggy Thatcher Quits

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

29 November

National Chocolates Day

National Lemon Creme Pie Day

National Rice Cake Day

1832 Louis May Alcott’s Birthday (1832-1888)

1948 General Motors Begins Producing Holden Cars In Australia

1963 The Beatles release “I Want to Hold Your Hand,”

30 November

National Mousse Day

St Andrew’s Day

1874 Winston Churchill’s Birthday (1874-1965)

1936 Crystal Palace Destroyed By Fire

1979 Pink Floyd release “The Wall”

1993 The Brady bill Signed Into Law


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