November 1, 1755
- In Portugal, Lisbon is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between sixty thousand and ninety thousand people.
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 4, 1783
- W.A. Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.
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 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 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, 1940
- The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
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, 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, 1988
- In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran is launched on her first and last space flight.
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, 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, 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 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, 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 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, 1924
- In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
November 30, 1872
- The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.