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Saturday, December 15, 2018
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November

November 1, 1755 - In Portugal, Lisbon is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between sixty thousand and ninety thousand people.
November 1, 1952 - Operation Ivy
November 1, 1993 - The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
November 2, 1947 - In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose or H-4 The Hercules
November 2, 1957 - The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity.
November 2, 1988 - The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
November 3, 1812 - Napoleon's armies are defeated at the Battle of Vyazma.
November 3, 1957 - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2.
November 3, 1967 - The Battle of Dak To begins.
November 4, 1737 - The Teatro di San Carlo is inaugurated.
November 4, 1783 - W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
November 4, 1921 - The Sturmabteilung or SA is formed by Adolf Hitler
November 5, 1854 - The Battle of Inkerman.
November 5, 1895 - George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
November 5, 2007 - China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
November 6, 1856 - Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
November 6, 1935 - First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
November 6, 1944 - Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility
November 7, 1917 - The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October.
November 7, 1921 - The Partito Nazionale Fascista, National Fascist Party, comes into existence.
November 7, 1940 - In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.
November 8, 1602 - The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public.
November 8, 1793 - In Paris, the French Revolutionary government opens the Louvre to the public as a museum.
November 8, 1923 - In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.
November 9, 1938 - Kristallnacht.
November 9, 1989 - Fall of the Berlin Wall.
November 9, 1994 - The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
November 10, 1444 - Battle of Varna.
November 10, 1871 - Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji
November 10, 1969 - National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children's television program «Sesame Street».
November 11, 1918 - Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne, France.
November 11, 1926 - U.S. Route 66 is established.
November 11, 1940 - The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
November 12, 1933 - Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.
November 12, 1936 - In California, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.
November 12, 1944 - The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers in one of the most successful precision bombing attacks of war and sinks the German battleship Tirpitz
November 13, 1851 - The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers in what would become Seattle, Washington.
November 13, 1887 - Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
November 13, 1927 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
November 14, 1940 - In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers.
November 14, 1957 - The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
November 14, 1969 - NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon.
November 15, 1315 - Battle of Morgarten the Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.
November 15, 1942 - First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
November 15, 1988 - In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran is launched on her first and last space flight.
November 16, 1532 - Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca Emperor Atahualpa.
November 16, 1805 - Battle of Schöngrabern – Russian forces under Pyotr Bagration delay the pursuit by French troops under Murat.
November 16, 1944 - Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur river was launched.
November 17, 1796 - Battle of Arcole – French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.
November 17, 1858 - Modified Julian Day zero.
November 17, 1970 - Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
November 18, 1883 - American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
November 18, 1963 - The first push-button telephone goes into service.
November 18, 1978 - In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all
November 19, 1493 - Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).
November 19, 1881 - A meteorite lands near the village of Grossliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.
November 19, 1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms")
November 20, 1789 - New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
November 20, 1917 - Battle of Cambrai begins.
November 20, 1985 - Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
November 21, 1783 - Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight.
November 21, 1789 - North Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution and is admitted as the 12th U.S. state.
November 21, 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
November 22, 1917 - The National Hockey League(NHL) was organized in Montreal
November 22, 1963 - In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated
November 22, 1977 - British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
November 23, 1644 - John Milton publishes «Areopagitica», a pamphlet decrying censorship.
November 23, 1889 - The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
November 23, 1963 - The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of «Doctor Who» which is the world's longest running science fiction drama.
November 24, 1642 - Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen's Land.
November 24, 1859 - Charles Darwin publishes «On the Origin of Species», the anniversary of which is sometimes called "Evolution Day"
November 24, 1950 - The «Storm of the Century», a violent snowstorm, paralyzes the northeastern United States and the Appalachians, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures.
November 25, 1120 - The «White Ship» sinks in the English Channel.
November 25, 1177 - Battle of Montgisard.
November 25, 1940 - First flight of the deHavilland Mosquito.
November 26, 1913 - Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
November 26, 1922 - «Toll of the Sea» debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor
November 26, 1965 - In the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, «Asterix-1» on board,
November 27, 1839 - In Boston, Massachusetts, the American Statistical Association is founded.
November 27, 1901 - The U.S. Army War College is established.
November 27, 1924 - In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
November 28, 1785 - The Treaty of Hopewell is signed.
November 28, 1943 - Tehran Conference.
November 28, 1964 - NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
November 29, 1864 - Battle of Spring Hill.
November 29, 1885 - End of Third Anglo-Burmese War, and end of Burmese monarchy.
November 29, 1965 - The Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2.
November 30, 1700 - Battle of Narva
November 30, 1872 - The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.
November 30, 1995 - Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
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