This Day in History - November
Historical events for the month of November, by day:
November 1, 845 - All Saints Day made compulsory by Pope Gregory IV.
November 1, 1800 - President John Adams and his family move into the White House at1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, becoming the first president to live there.
November 1, 1834 - The first reference to poker game (on a Mississippi riverboat).
November 1, 1896 - the first bare breasted females (Zulu tribe) appears in the National Geographic magazine.
November 1, 1914 - The Bra was patented.
November 1, 1922 - The Ottoman Empire ends. The Republic of Turkey is created.
November 2, 1721 - Peter the Great becomes Emperor of Russia.
November 2, 1783 - George Washington says goodbye to his troops after the end of the Revolutionary War.
November 2, 2000 - American astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev become the first crew to reside onboard the International Space Station (ISS).
November 3, 1839 - First Opium War between China and Britain begins.
November 3, 1952 - Clarence Birdseye marketed frozen peas.
November 3, 1956 - The Wizard of Oz is televised for the first time.
November 4, 1841 - The first wagon train arrives in California.
November 4, 1842 -. Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd.
November 4, 1879 - James Ritty patents the cash register.
November 4, 1922 - The tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen is discovered intact.
November 5, 1935 - Parker Brothers markets the board game Monopoly.
November 5, 1940 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected president of the U.S. for an unprecedented third time.
November 6, 1860 - Abraham Lincoln elected President of the United States.
November 6, 1879 - Canada celebrates its first Thanksgiving.
November 6, 1928 - Colonel Jacob Shick patents the first electric razor.
November 7, 1805 - Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia river.
November 7, 1874 - Cartoonist Thomas Nast depicts Republican party as an elephant in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly.
November 8, 1789 - Elijah Craig is the first to distill Bourbon whiskey from corn in Bourbon, KY
November 8, 1889 - Montana became the 41st State.
November 8, 1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt forms the Civil Works Administration to help create jobs for millions of workers unemployed during the Great Depression.
November 8, 1950 - The first jet to jet dogfight in history occurs. A U.S. jet shoots down a North Korean jet in the Korean war.
November 8, 1965 - the soap opera "The Days of Our Lives' premieres on television.
November 9, 1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte stages a coup in France, and becomes a dictator, giving himself the title "First Counsul".
November 9, 1872 - The "Great Boston Fire of 1872" destroys over 1,000 buildings.
November 9, 1927 - Giant Pandas are discovered in China.
November 9, 1838 - "Lil Abner" cartoonist Al Capp creates Sadie Hawkins Day.
November 9, 1969 - Simon & Garfunkel record "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
November 9, 1985- Garry Kasparov (Russia) becomes the youngest world chess champion at 22 years old.
November 10, 1775 - The United States Marine Corps was created.
November 10, 1871 - Henry Morton Stanley meets David Livingstone in Central Africa and says the immortal words: "Doctor Livingstone, I presume?".
November 10, 1908 - The Gideon Bible is first put into a hotel room.
November 10, 1951 - Telephone area codes were put in use. Direct dial telephone service is first available coast to coast.
November 10, 1969 - Sesame Street premiered on PBS television.
November 10, 1975 - The ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald breaks in two and sinks during a fierce storm on Lake Superior. The worst Great Lakes ship disaster in history. There were no survivors.
November 11, 1620 - Forty one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sign a compact calling for a "body Politick" just off the Massachusetts coast.
November 11, 1790 - Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China.
November 11, 1865 - Mary Edward Walker becomes the first female surgeon to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
November 11, 1909 - Construction is started on a naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
November 11, 1933 - The "Great Black Blizzard", is the first of several dust storms to create the dust bowl, tears through South Dakota.
November 11, 1939 - Kate Smith sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" for the first time.
November 11, 1858 - The first episode of "Rocky and Friends" airs on television.
November 12, 1880 - "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ", written by soldier Lew Wallace, is published.
November 12, 1936 - The first ever television gardening show, "In Your Garden" premieres on BBC in England.
November 12, 1981 - The space shuttle Columbia was launched for the 2and time. This was the first time a space vehicle was used more than once.
November13 1789 - Benjamin Franklin says his famous quote: " Nothing is certain but death and taxes".
November 13, 1927 - The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opens to the public, connecting New York City and New Jersey.
November 13, 1942 - The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18.
November 13, 1952 - False fingernails are sold for the first time.
November 14, 1832 - The first streetcar went into operation.
November 14, 1851 - "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville is published.
November 14, 1896 - Hydro power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation.
November 14, 1968 - Yale University goes Co-ed.
November 14, 1988 - Television Sitcom "Murphy Brown" premieres.
November 15, 1777 - The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
November 15, 1837 - Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system of writing.
November 16, 1519 - The city of Havana, Cuba is moved to its current location to avoid mosquito infestations.
November 16, 1805 - Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean.
November 16, 1965 - Walt Disney opens EPCOT Center.
November 17, 1913 - The first ship sails through the Panama canal.
November17, 2003 - At just 21 years old, Britany Spears becomes the youngest singer to get a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
November 18, 1307 - William Tell allegedly shoots an apple off his son's head with a bow and arrow.
November 18, 1626 - Saint Peter's Basilica is consecrated. It replaces the original basilica on the same site, and becomes the largest Christian basilica in the world.
November 18, 1872 - Susan B. Anthony is arrested for leading a group of women to register and then vote at a Rochester, NY. polling site.
November 18, 1902 - Brooklyn toy maker Morris Michton names the teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt.
November 18, 1928 - Disney's Steamship Willie premieres - Mickey Mouse is "born"!
November 19, 1493 - On his second voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico.
November 19, 1895 - American inventor Frederick E. Blaisdell patents the pencil.
November 19, 1863 - Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address.
November 19, 1965 - Kellogg's Pop Tarts hits supermarket shelves.
November 20, 1914 - The U.S. government begins requiring photos on passports.
November 20, 1959 - Ford quits making the unpopular Edsel.
November 20, 1995 - In a television interview, Princess Diana admits she cheated on Prince Charles.
November 21, 1794 - Honolulu harbor is discovered.
November 21, 1931 - The horror film "Frankenstein" is released.
November 22, 1927 - The first snowmobile patent is issued to Carl Eliason of Sayner, WI.
November 22, 1959 - President John F. Kennedy, the youngest person to become a U.S. president, is assassinated in Dallas, Texas as his motorcade travelled through the city.
November 22, 1969 - Scientists at Harvard University isolate a single human gene for the first time.
November 23, 1835 - A patent is issued for the horseshoe manufacturing machine.
November 23, 1889 - The revolutionary Jukebox is first displayed, becoming an instant success. See National Jukebox Day.
November 23, 1897 - J.L. Love is issued a patent for the pencil sharpener.
November 23, 1909 - The Wright Brothers form a corporation to manufacture airplanes.
November 24, 1859 - Charles Darwin publishes his theory on evolution "On the Origin of the Species", sparking great controversy.
November 24, 1874 - American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire.
November 24, 1954 - Air Force One, the first presidential airplane, is christened.
November 25, 1783 - The British evacuate New York City, their last military installation in the United States.
November 25, 1792 - Benjamin Bannecker publishes his Farmer's Almanac for the first time.
November 25, 1884 - Evaporated milk is patented.
November 25, 1920 - The first Thanksgiving Day parade is held in Philadelphia, PA.
November 25, 1940 - Woody Woodpecker premieres in Walter Lantz's cartoon "Knock, Knock".
November 26, 1716 - The first lion was exhibited in America.
November 26, 1789 - At the request of both houses of Congress, President George Washington proclaims Thanksgiving Day. It is the first official U.S. holiday.
November 26, 1791 - President George Washington hold the first ever cabinet meeting. It is held in Washington's home.
November 26, 1832 - America's first street railway car begins operation in New York City. The ride costs 12 cents.
November 26, 1956 - The television game show "The Price is Right" premieres on NBC.
November 26, 2003 - The Concorde Supersonic Transport jet (SST) makes it's final flight, returning to Briton, England.
November 27, 1894 - Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's will creates the Nobel Peace Prize.
November 27, 1910 - Penn Station opens in New York, becoming the world's largest railway terminal.
November 27, 2013 - Block buster animated film "Frozen" is released.
November 27, 2017 - Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement.
November 28, 1895 - 6 cars go 55 miles from Chicago to Evanston and back in America's first automobile race.
November 28, 1925 - The "Grande Ole Opry "debuts on radio.
November 28, 1932 - Groucho Marx performs on the radio for the first time.
November 28, 2005 - The first Cyber Monday is held with great success.
November 29, 1775 - Sir James Jay invent invisible ink.
November 29, 1877 - Thomas A. Edison displays his hand-cranked phonograph.
November 29, 1947 - The United Nations partitions Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
November 29, 1972 - Atari launches the video game "Pong".
November 30, 1782 - The United Stated and Great Britain sign a peace treaty in Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary War.
November 30, 1858 - John Landis Mason patents the mason canning jar, revolutionizing the food safety and storage.
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