Martyrdom of St. Peter of Alexandria
Death of St. Siricius, Pope (not to be canonized for 1400 years)
Death of Prince William of England, son of Henry I
Coronation of Charles IV as King of Germany
Charter issued for the founding of St. Mary's College at Oxford, England
Death of Isabella, Queen of Castile-Leon
Death of St. John Berchmans
Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.
The first lion exhibited in America was seen in Boston, MA this day.
English poet William Cowper, best known for "The Poplar Trees" and "The Task," born
Captain Cook discovers Maui (in the Sandwich Islands).
George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution. This date was later used to set the date for Thanksgiving.
The first college social fraternity, Kappa Alpha, was formed at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
The first streetcar railway in America started public service in New York City from City Hall to 14th Street. The car was pulled by a horse and the fare was 12 and a-half cents.
Surgeon and women's rights leader Mary Walker Edwards born
Public streetcar service began in New York City. The fare 12
Scholar Israel Abrahams. He was one of the most distinguished Jewish scholars of his time, who wrote a number of enduring works on Judaism, particularly Jewish Life in the Middle Ages. born
President Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and called her "the little lady that started this big war."
The first National Thanksgiving is celebrated.
Charles L. Dodgson, whose pen name was Lewis Carroll, sent a handwritten manuscript to Alice Liddel this day. The manuscript was titled, "Alice's Adventures Underground". It was an early Christmas present to the 12-year-old. Later, the manuscript was renamed "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass".
On this day, the refrigerated railroad car was patented by J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan.
Italian priest Luigi Sturzo He was a public official, and political organizer who founded a party that was a forerunner of the Italian Christian Democrat movement. born
Air conditioning engineer Willis Carrier born
Willis Haviland Carrier, developed air-conditioning equipment. born
A critical review of Cesar Franck's Symphony in D was published in "Le Menestral" of Paris. The reviewer said: "The master has little to say but says it with the conviction of the Pope defining dogma!"
Norbert Weiner, American mathematician who is considered the father of automation. He established the science of cybernetics, which is concerned with the common factors of control and communication in living organisms, automatic machines, and organizations. born
German chemist Karl Ziegler. He shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Giulio Natta for research that greatly improved the quality of plastics. born
The Hope diamond is brought to New York.
French playwright Eugene Ionesco born
Eric Sevareid, American broadcast journalist. born
A team of archeologists led by Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the teenage Pharaoh, nearly 3,000 years after it had been concluded that not a single royal burial room remained intact.
"Peanuts" cartoonist Charles M. Schulz born
American sculptor George Segal. He sculpted monochromatic, cast plaster figures often situated in environments of mundane furnishings and objects. born
Singer Robert Goulet (Stanley Applebaum) born
Boris Borisovich Yegorov. Soviet physician who, with cosmonauts Vladimir M. Komarov and Konstantin P. Feoktistov, was a participant in the first multimanned spaceflight, that of Voskhod 1, on Oct. 12-13, 1964. He was also the first practicing physician in space. born
Impressionist Rich Little born
German Nazis forced 500,000 Jews in Warsaw to live in a ghetto surrounded by an eight-foot concrete wall.
Secretary of State Cordell Hull submitted American proposals to the Japanese peace envoys in Washington.
The motion picture "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York.
President Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing beginning December first.
Pop musician John McVie born
China entered the Korean conflict, launching a counter-offensive against soldiers from the United Nations, the US and South Korea.
Bandleader Tommy Dorsey died on this day, at the age of 51. His records sold more than 110,000,000 copies.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT game show debuted on NBC.
Albert Ketelby died. He wrote, "In a Persian Market."
Country singer Linda Davis born
Country singer-musician Steve Grisaffe (River Road) born
France launched its first satellite, sending a 92-pound capsule into orbit.
Actress Garcelle Beauvais born
The Heisman Trophy was awarded to Steve Owens, of Oklahoma as the nation's outstanding college football player. Owens scored more touchdowns and gained more yardage than any previous player in collegiate history.
President Nixon's personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she'd accidentally caused part of the 18-and-a-half-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.
Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka resigned following allegations of irregularities in his private business affairs.
A federal jury in Sacramento, California, found Lynette Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford.
Actress Maia Campbell ("The House") born
DON'T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE by Crystal Gayle peaked at #2 on the pop singles chart.
The International Olympic Committee voted to re-admit China after an absence of 21 years.
Oil deposits equaling OPEC reserves is found in Venezuela.
Yasuhiro Nakasone elected 71st Japanese prime minister.
President Reagan appointed a commission headed by former Senator John Tower to investigate his National Security Council staff in the wake of the Iran-Contra affair.
Cuban detainees concerned about the possibility of being sent back to Cuba continued to hold hostages at a prison in Atlanta and a detention center in Oakdale, Louisiana.
The United States denied an entry visa to PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, who was seeking permission to travel to New York to address the UN General Assembly.
Hungary held a national referendum in which voters decided that the country's next president would be chosen by parliament, following free elections.
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz at the Kremlin to demand that Iraq withdraw from Kuwait.
President Bush, on a visit to Mexico, met with the country's president, Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Japanese business giant Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. agreed to acquire MCA Inc. for $6.6 billion.
The British government announced that Queen Elizabeth the Second had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income, and would take her children off the public payroll.
Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony performed in their home town for the first time since getting back from their European tour. George Silfies soloed in a Clarinet Concerto by Dan Welcher.
The first session of the 103rd Congress concluded as lawmakers adjourned for the year.
Margaret Garrish, a 72-year-old Detroit woman, committed suicide in the presence of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Thirty clergymen were elevated to the rank of cardinal in a Vatican ceremony presided over by Pope John Paul the Second.
Senior U.S. officials declared the Dayton treaty on Bosnia was final, rejecting demands from Bosnian Serbs that provisions relating to the future of Sarajevo be changed. Two men set fire to a subway token booth in Brooklyn, N.Y., fatally burning the clerk inside.
O.J. Simpson finished three days of testimony at a civil trial in Santa Monica, California. President Clinton ended his 12-day Pacific trip with a stopover in Thailand. Major-league baseball owners reversed course, approving the same collective bargaining agreement they had rejected just three weeks earlier.
In a small but symbolic step, the United States and North Korea held high-level discussions at the State Department for the first time.
Under heavy international pressure, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said he would allow visits to presidential palaces where UN weapons experts suspected he might be hiding chemical and biological weapons.
In India, at least 211 people died when two trains collided in the northern state of Punjab.
In the first speech ever by a British prime minister to an Irish parliament, Tony Blair predicted that Northern Ireland's troubled peace accord would ultimately work because of a strengthened cooperative spirit uniting Britain and Ireland.
Sixteen people were killed when a Norwegian high-speed passenger ferry hit a shoal and sank off Boemla Island, 250 miles west of Oslo.
Taibu quits Zimbabwe cricket team after further threats
23rd Southeast Asian Games officially begins November 27
Tens of thousands of workers demonstrate in Ljubljana, Slovenia
US military admits to accidentally killing Iraqi child
Gallery seeks Control themed mail art for exhibit
China names its new head coach for swimming
Internet virus circulates disguised as e-mail from US government
Japanese probe snatches first asteroid sample
Queensland National Party causing headaches for Howard on IR
Further details about Bush-Blair memo stopped
10th Anniversary Critical Mass Ride in Melbourne
Georgia and Japan qualify for 2007 Rugby World Cup in France
U.S. President arrives in Singapore
Huge opposition rally to end presidential campaign in Venezuela
Iran and Russia: Economic discussions to start December 11
Pope Benedict to visit Turkey amidst anti-pope protests
U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments on global warming
Suicide bomber strikes Afghanistan restaurant
Andrea Muizelaar on fashion, anorexia, and life after 'Top Model'
Health experts suspect bromide poisoning in Angolan disease outbreak
Saskatchewan Roughriders win Grey Cup
Australia Votes 2007: Outgoing Deputy PM steps down from party leadership
European runners win the Taipei 101 Run Up
Youths riot in Paris suburb, attack police station
Four Afghan civilians killed by landmine
Kevin DuBrow, lead singer of "Quiet Riot", found dead
Australian government concedes the federal budget may be forced into deficit
Third day of 'King Taksin operation' sees Bangkok airport closed
International fugitive convicted of murdering teen in UK
Multiple extremist attacks in Mumbai, India kill dozens, injure hundreds
Uninvited couple passes Secret Service checkpoint, crashes White House state dinner
Jordanian king dissolves parliament, calls for general election two years ahead of schedule
British turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews dies aged 80
Russian Soyuz space capsule lands safely with crew
Bernie Ecclestone attacked outside London headquarters; no arrests made
Up to 31 women sue UK police force over rapist officer
Borneo bridge collapse kills at least three as vehicles fall
Yahya Jammeh wins Gambia presidental election
18-year-old charged for Thanksgiving lesbian assault