History of November

History of November

Katelin VonFeldt, Reporter

November 1st: The European Union was formed in 1993.

November 2nd: In 1721, Peter the Great declared himself emperor of all Russians.

November 3rd: The USSR launched Sputnik II in 1957, carrying Laika the dog.

November 4th: In 1922, King Tut’s tomb was discovered.

November 5th: The first issue of the New York Weekly Journal was published in 1733.

November 6th: Abraham Lincoln is elected president in 1860.

November 7th: In 1944, FDR was elected president for a historic fourth term.

November 8th: Under the command of General Dwight Eisenhower, Operation Torch is carried out with over 400,000 troops landing in North Africa.

November 9th: Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates his throne in 1918.

November 10th: Hirohito is crowned emperor of Japan in 1928.

November 11th: In 1992 the Church of England voted to allow women to be priests.

November 12th: General Tojo is sentenced to death for war crimes in 1948.

November 13th: Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island is born in 1850.

November 14th: James Bruce discovered the source of the Blue Nile in 1770.

November 15th: Brazil becomes a republic in 1889.

November 16th: Hungary is established as a republic in 1919.

November 17th: The Suez Canal was opened in 1869.

November 18th: South Africa rewrote its constitution in 1993.

November 19th: In 1493, Columbus discovered Puerto Rico.

November 20th: James Garfield, the 20th president of the United States, is born in 1831.

November 21st: French philosopher Voltaire is born in 1694.

November 22nd: Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama became the first to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497.

November 23rd: In 1859, the famous western killer Billy the Kid was born.

November 24th: Joseph Glidden patented barbed wire in 1874.

November 25th: The Anti-Comintern Pact was signed by multiple nations in 1936.

November 26th: In 1979 China was admitted to compete in the Olympics.

November 27th: The Army War College in Washington D.C. was established in 1910.

November 28th: Panama declared independence and joined Colombia in 1821.

November 29th: An investigation on JFK’s assassination is begun in 1963.

November 30th: The Winter War between Finland and the USSR begins in 1939.


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