Death of St. Gerard of Brogne
Richard I, King of England, sacks Messina, Sicily
St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died; he was canonized in 1228.
Gregorian Calendar introduced
Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary who dethroned last Ming emperor born
Marion Delorme, Paris, celebrated French courtesan born
The Massachusetts Bay Colony enacted a tobacco tax
Death of Myles Standish of Plymouth Colony
In Massachusetts, Increase Mather published his "Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits," which effectively brought an end to the Salem Witch Trials which had begun earlier this year.
Russia sings a treaty with the Turks, ending a three-year conflict between the two countries.
Congress borrows five million dollars to halt the rapid depreciation of paper money in the colonies.
Washington proclaims the 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
Cherokee Chief John Ross, who led the opposition to the forced move of his people to what is now Oklahoma born
Historian George Bancroft (historian, known as the "Father of American History" for his 10-volume A History of the United States.) born
John Gorrie, invented cold-air process of refrigeration born
Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan born
Schubert finished his Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, just a few months after finishing the C minor symphony that he subtitled, "Tragic." We know when Schubert composed most of his music because he was very particular about dating almost everything he wrote.
Hymnwriter Carolina Berg. (Lina Sandell) She was known as the "Fanny Crosby of Sweden," her most enduring songs which survive today are: "Day by Day (And With Each Passing Moment)" and "Children of the Heavenly Father." born
The Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, pioneer in deaf education, held the first church services for the deaf in a chapel at New York University.
At the Battle of Corinth, in Mississippi, a Union army defeats the Confederates. A Rebel battery's first salvo was the prelude to the Battle of Shilo, near Corinth.
President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day.
Captain Jack and three other Modoc Indians are hanged in Oregon for the murder of General Edward Canby.
Hebrew Union College was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio under Jewish auspices. It was the first Jewish college in America to train men for the rabbinate.
John L. Routt, the Colorado Territory governor, is elected the first state governor of Colorado in the Centennial year of the U.S.
The patent was issued for the motor-driven vacuum cleaner.
North Carolina author Thomas Wolfe born
The first conference on wireless telegraphy in Berlin adopts SOS as warning signal.
Political cartoonist Herblock (Herbert Block) born
Federal Income Tax is signed into law (at 1%).
English veterinarian and author James Herriot born
Rebecca L. Felton (Democrat, Georgia) became the first woman to be seated in the U-S Senate. (Mrs. Felton had been appointed to serve out the remaining term of Senator Thomas E. Watson.) She attended only two sessions of the Senate before an election was held for her successor.
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes formally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
The American Minimalist Steve Reich was born in New York. He rode transcontinental trains to see both parents during World War II, and later composed "Different Trains" to contrast that experience with the very different trains that took Jews to concentration camps.
U.S. Army adopts airborne, or parachute, soldiers. Airborne troops were later used in World War II for landing troops in combat and infiltrating agents into enemy territory.
Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again."
Rock and Roll star Chubby Checker born
President Roosevelt established the Office of Economic Stabilization and authorized controls on farm prices, rents, wages and salaries.
Germany conducts the first successful test flight of a V-2 missle, which flies perfectly over a 118-mile course. When the anticipated invasion of Britain failed to materialize in 1940, Londoners relaxed, but soon they faced a frightening new threat.
Senator Jeff Bingaman (Democrat, New Mexico) born
German troops evacuate Athens, Greece.
Singer Lindsey Buckingham born
Jazz musician Ronnie Laws born
Former All-star outfielder Dave Winfield born
The Ozzie and Harriet Show premiers on TV.
The children's show, "Captain Kangaroo", with Bob Keeshan in the title role, was broadcast for the first time. The show ran for 29 years.
The Mickey Mouse Club premiers.
Actor Peter Frechette ("Profiler") born
The Andy Griffith Show began on TV and ran until 1968 with Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor It then continued three more without him as Mayberry RFD. It was spinoff from the Danny Thomas Show, when Danny is stopped in North Carolina for speeding by Sheriff Taylor.
The Dick Van Dyke Show, one of the most widely watched classic TV sitcoms, premiered. It ran until 1967.
Rock musician Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) born
astronaut Wally Schirra blasted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the "Sigma Seven" on a nine-hour flight.
Folk singer Woody Guthrie died of Huntington's Chorea.
Pop singer Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys) born
President Nixon and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko signed strategic arms limitation agreements, putting the first restrictions on the two countries' nuclear weapons.
Actress Neve Campbell ("Party of Five") born
Frank Robinson was named major-league baseball's first black manager as he was placed in charge of the Cleveland Indians.
Irish nationalists at the Maze Prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland, ended seven months of hunger strikes that had claimed ten lives.
Actor Erik Von Detten (movie "Leave It to Beaver") born
Negotiators for the United States and Canada reached agreement in Washington on a framework to eliminate all tariffs between the world's two largest trading partners.
Lebanese kidnappers released Indian educator Mithileshwar Singh, who'd been held captive with three Americans for more than 20 months.
"Discovery" completed a four-day mission, the first American shuttle flight since the "Challenger" disaster.
In a move to stem the flow of refugees to the West, East Germany suspended unrestricted travel to Czechoslovakia.
Panamanian officers launched an unsuccessful coup against Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega.
Art Shell becomes the first African-American to coach a professional football team, the Los Angeles Raiders.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein made his first known visit to Kuwait since his country seized control of the oil-rich emirate.
West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country with 78 million citizens.
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
South African author Nadine Gordimer was named winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.
Relief flights to Bosnia-Herzegovina resumed with the arrival of an American plane in Sarajevo.
President Bush vetoed a measure to re-regulate cable television (however, Congress overrode the veto two days later).
In Moscow, thousands of anti-government protesters armed with rocks, clubs and machine guns sent police fleeing in battles across the capital.
President Clinton expressed sorrow at the deaths of American soldiers in Somalia, but reaffirmed that US forces would stay in the African nation.
U.S. soldiers in Haiti raided the headquarters of a hated pro-army militia.
Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy announced his resignation because of questions about gifts he'd received.
South African President Nelson Mandela addressed the U.N., urging the world to support his country's economy.
Voters in Brazil elected Fernando Henrique Cardoso their new president.
The jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial found the former football star innocent of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman (however, Simpson was later found liable in a civil proceeding).
Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Attorney General Janet Reno said Justice Department investigators had no evidence President Clinton violated the law with White House coffees and overnight stays for big contributors. However, Reno did extend a probe of Vice President Al Gore's telephone fund-raising.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard's conservative government was narrowly re-elected.
Pope John Paul II beatified Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, the World War II archbishop of Zagreb and a controversial figure because many Serbs and Jews accused him of sympathizing with the Nazis.
Sony co-founder Akio Morita, the entrepreneur, engineer and savvy salesman who helped give new meaning to the words "Made in Japan," died in Tokyo at age 78.
Ulcer researchers awarded Nobel Prize
Fatal blasts rock Bangladesh
Bush nominates Harriet Ellan Miers for U.S. Supreme Court
Los Angeles hospital lies, discriminates for Saudi liver transplant patient
US rejects EU proposal to give Internet control to the UN
New Zealand man stopped at border because of unpaid fines
Nobel Prize in physics awarded for microwave map of the universe
Rescue workers search wreckage of Brazilian air crash
North Korea says it will test a nuclear weapon in the future
Hijackers with message for Pope seize Turkish airliner
Ban Ki-moon leads contest for next UN Secretary-General: Poll
Tropical Storm Isaac hits Newfoundland
Vivien Goldman: An interview with the Punk Professor
Third day of NSW fire season sees 46 fires burning
Frank Messina: An interview with the 'Mets Poet'
Patron of Republican Sinn FÃ©in Dan Keating dies at age 105
U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter introduces bill to cut federal funding for Columbia University
PTS Taiwan holds "Why Democracy?" the Movie Pre-launch Seminar to examine the democratic process in Taiwan
Australian cricket team in India in 2007-08: 2nd ODI
2007/08 UEFA Champions League: Rosenborg vs. Schalke
Six soldiers killed in Senegal after ambush
More bodies recovered from capsized boat in Kerala, India
Typhoon Parma spares Philippines capital
Three aid workers released by Somali gunmen
Top militant in Pakistan killed by suspected US missile drone
Afghan policeman opens fire on US troops, kills two
130 dead after torrential rains in India
Indian Maoists blamed for the deaths of sixteen villagers
U.S. tariffs on Chinese solar panels to be contested
Plane crash in Peru kills all six passengers
Collingwood win AFL Grand Final replay
China launches Chang'e 2 lunar probe
Bomb threat forces Russian jet to land