CALENDAR OF HISTORICAL EVENTS


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November 1 79 Pompei buried by Mt Vesuvius
November 2 1755 Birth of Marie-Antoinette Queen of France
November 3 1954 Birth of Godzilla
November 4 1922 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
November 5 1605 Guy Fawkes day
November 6 1917 Under the command of Sir Arthur Currie, the Canadians Corps defeated the Germans in the Battle of Passchendale
November 7 1943 Birth of Singer Joni Mitchell
November 8 1873 Winnipeg was incorporated as a city
November 9 1989 The Berlin Wall is opened
November 10 1975 The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
November 11 1918 Fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany
November 12 1939 Canadian Dr. Norman Bethune died of blood poisoning in northern China
November 13 1956 Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent announced the creation of the Canada Council
November 14 1851 "Moby Dick," by Herman Melville, published in America
November 15 1948 William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as PM of Canada
November 16 1885 Canadian rebel Louis Riel was executed for high treason
November 17 1888 Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary
November 18 1865 Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
November 19 1863 President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address
November 20 1945 The Nuremberg Trials begin
November 21 1877 Inventor Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph
November 22 1718 English pirate Edward Teach -- better known as "Blackbeard" -- was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast
November 23 1936 "Life," the magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published
November 24 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
November 25 1963 JFK laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
November 26 1942 "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York
November 27 1960 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points
November 28 1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name
November 29 1898 Birth of author CS Lewis
November 30 1874 British statesman Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace



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