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November 2021

1 Year (2020)
Nov 03: Nov 03-07 – 2020 United States presidential election: Joe Biden is elected as the 46th President of the United States.
Nov 04: The United States formally exits the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Nov 04: Death - Ken Hensley, best known for his work with Uriah Heep in the 70’s, English singer and songwriter (b. 1945)
Nov 09: COVID-19 pandemic: The first successful phase III trial of a 90% effective COVID-19 vaccine is announced by drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech.
Nov 11: COVID-19 pandemic: The Sputnik V vaccine is proven to be 92% effective against COVID-19 according to interim results.
Nov 13: Death - Peter Sutcliffe, English serial killer and dubbed as the Yorkshire Ripper, killed 13 women and attempted to kill 7 more. (b. 1946)
Nov 15: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is signed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries to form the world's largest free-trade bloc, covering a third of the world's population.
Nov 16: COVID-19 pandemic: Moderna's mRNA vaccine is proven to be 94.5% effective against COVID-19 based on interim results, including severe illnesses, with easier distribution cited as no ultra-cold storage is required.
Nov 18: COVID-19 pandemic: Pfizer and BioNTech complete trials on their COVID-19 vaccine, with an overall effectiveness rate of 95% without adverse events.
Nov 25: COVID-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 60 million worldwide.
Nov 25: Death - Diego Maradona, Argentine footballer, was known as one of the best soccer players of all time. (b. 1960)

2 Years (2019)
Nov 05: 11,000 scientists from around the world publish a study in the journal BioScience, warning "clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency".
Nov 05: 11,000 scientists from around the world publish a study in the journal BioScience, warning "clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency"
Nov 26: 2019 Deadliest Earthquake hits NW Albania killing a total of 51 people.

5 Years (2016)
Nov 04: UK: 8 men in Rotherham jailed over 100 years in total for sex abuse of young girls.
Nov 06: USA: FBI says its no evidence of criminality in latest Hillary Clinton emails.
Nov 07: Death of British singer & broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young aged 95.
Nov 09: UK: 5 killed and 50 injured when a tram overturns in Croydon, South London.
Nov 09: USA elects Republican Donald Trump as President v Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Nov 11: Death of Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, aged 82.
Nov 11: Death US actor Robert Vaughn, 83 ('Man from U.N.C.L.E.'; 'Magnificent Seven')
Nov 16: UK: Ex footballer Andy Woodward reveals abuse from aged 11 by a club coach.
Nov 23: Death of German-born UK actor Andrew Sachs, 86 ( 'Manuel' in 'Fawlty Towers' ).
Nov 23: UK: Thomas Mair guilty of murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, 41, in West Yorkshire.
Nov 25: Turkish President Erdogan threatens to let thousands of migrants travel into EU.
Nov 25: UK serial killer Stephen Port given whole life prison term for poisoning 4 men.
Nov 26: Death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro aged 90.
Nov 28: Ex-youth football coach Barry Bennell, 62 in child abuse scandal, in hospital.
Nov 28: Paul Nuttall elected leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP).
Nov 29: Air crash, Colombia. 81 on board, including a Brazilian club football team.
Nov 30: Death Michael 'Jim' Deligigatti, 98 (inventor of McDonald's 'Big Mac' burger).
Nov 30: Gareth Southgate confirmed as new England football manager.

10 Years (2011)
Nov 04: UK: 34 vehicle crash in densze fog & smoke on M5, taunton. 7 killed over 50 injured.
Nov 07: Death US heavyweight boxer 'Smokin' Joe Frazier aged 67 ('Thrilla in Manila').
Nov 15: Death of Malaysian-born English screen & TV actress Dulcie Gray aged 95.
Nov 16: UK unemployment over 2,600,000. Highest level since 1994.
Nov 17: UK Government sells Northern Rock Bank to Virgin Money for £747 million.
Nov 19: Death of South African born English cricketer Basil D'Oliveira aged 83.
Nov 26: NASA's launches Mars Science Lab 'Curiosity'. (Lands on Mars Aug 2012).
Nov 27: Death of British film director Ken Russell aged 84 ('Women In Love', 'The Devils').
Nov 27: Death of Welsh footballer & international manager Gary Speed aged 42.

15 Years (2006)
Nov 02: Jackson Pollock painting ('No 5,1948') sold for $140 million.
Nov 05: Ex Iraq President Saddam Hussein sentenced to death for massacre of Iraqi Shi'ites.
Nov 10: Death of American film actor Jack Palance ('City Slickers').
Nov 10: Death of British stage, film & TV actress Diana Coupland ('Bless This House').
Nov 13: Google acquires the video-sharing site YouTube.
Nov 15: Qatar: Launch of English language TV news channel 'Al Jazeera English'
Nov 16: Death of US economist Milton Friedman. Winner of 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics.
Nov 16: Death US economist Milton Friedman. Winner of 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics.
Nov 16: UK release of 21st 'James Bond' film 'Casino Royale'. (Daniel Craig debut as 'Bond').
Nov 17: Death Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskas, 79. 1st international 'star' footballer.
Nov 17: Death of Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskas aged 79. 1st international 'star' footballer.
Nov 20: Death of American film director Robert Altman ('M*A*S*H', 'Nashville', 'Gosford Park').
Nov 20: Death of US film director Robert Altman ('M*A*S*H', 'Nashville', 'Gosford Park').
Nov 23: Death of Russian-born KGB intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko (poisoned).
Nov 29: Death British therapist & anti-smoking campaigner Allen Carr from lung cancer.
Nov 29: Death of British therapist & anti-smoking campaigner Allen Carr. Died from lung cancer.

20 Years (2001)
Nov 04: Police Service of Northern Ireland replaces the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
Nov 04: World premiere in London of 1st 'Harry Potter' film starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Nov 05: Death film director & producer Roy Boulting, 87 ('Private's Progress', 'Lucky Jim').
Nov 05: Death of film director & producer Roy Boulting aged 87 ('Private's Progress', 'Lucky Jim').
Nov 07: Supersonic airliner 'Concorde' returns to service after crash in Paris on July, 2000)
Nov 12: American Airlines flight crashes after take-off from JFK Airport, New York. 260 killed.
Nov 12: Greek authorities detain 12 British plane-spotters on spying charges.
Nov 12: US & NATO troops capture the Afghanistan capital, Kabul from the ruling Taliban.
Nov 16: UK: Cinema release 1st Harry Potter film 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.
Nov 16: UK: Cinema release of 1st Harry Potter film 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.
Nov 23: Death of English TV campaigner Mary Whitehouse aged 91.
Nov 29: Death of former Beatle George Harrison aged 58.

25 Years (1996)
Nov 01: 1st DVD players (made by Toshiba & Matsushita/Panasonic) go on sale in Japan.
Nov 05: Pakistan: Government of Benazir Bhutto dismissed after allegations of corruption.
Nov 07: Cyclone strikes Andhra Pradesh, India. Over 2,000 killed.
Nov 12: Saudi Boeing 747 mid-air collision with Kazakhstan Airlines flight, India. 349 killed.
Nov 15: Death of American State Department official Alger Hiss accused of being Soviet spy.
Nov 15: England hands back the Stone of Scone to Scotland after 800 years.
Nov 18: Major fire on board a train in Channel Tunnel. Tunnel closed for 6 months for repairs.
Nov 19: Martin Bryant given 35 consecutive life sentences for murder of 35 people in Tasmania.
Nov 19: Pope John Paul II holds historic 1st meeting with Cuban leader Fidel Castro at Vatican.
Nov 23: Hi-jacking of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961. Crashes in Indian Ocean killing 125 people.
Nov 26: Death of British radio & TV comic actor & writer Michael Bentine ('The Goon Show').

30 Years (1991)
Nov 02: Death film producer/director Irwin Allen ('The Poseidon Adventure', 'Towering Inferno').
Nov 02: Death of film producer/director Irwin Allen ('The Poseidon Adventure', 'Towering Inferno').
Nov 05: Death of Czech-born British media proprietor & politician Robert Maxwell.
Nov 05: Death of Czech-born British newspaper publisher Robert Maxwell off coast of Tenerife.
Nov 05: Death of US film & TV actor Fred MacMurray ('Double Indemnity', 'The Caine Mutiny').
Nov 06: Russuan President Boris Yeltsin bans all Communist Party activities on Russian soil.
Nov 07: American baseball star 'Magic' Johnson announces he is HIV positive & is to retire.
Nov 09: Death of French actor & singer Yves Montand.
Nov 14: Death of British stage & film director Tony Richardson ('A Taste of Honey', 'Ned Kelly').
Nov 18: UK Church envoy Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland released from captivity in Lebanon.
Nov 20: US state of Michigan revokes medical license of Dr Jack Kevorkian (pro-Euthanasia).
Nov 24: Death of Zanzibar-born British rock singer/songwriter Freddie Mercury (Queen).
Nov 24: Death Zanzibar-born British singer/songwriter Freddie Mercury (Queen) 45.
Nov 24: Soviet Union begins withdrawing its troops from Cuba.
Nov 25: UK: 'Tottenham Three' convictions quashed (jailed in 1987 for killing PC Blakelock).
Nov 29: Death of US stage, film & TV actor Ralph Bellamy ('Trading Places', 'Pretty Woman').

35 Years (1986)
Nov 02: Release of US hostage David Jacobsen held in Beirut for 17 months.
Nov 06: Alex Ferguson appointed manager of Manchester United FC.
Nov 06: Sumburgh Disaster, Shetlands: Chinook helicopter crash. 45 killed.
Nov 08: Death of Russian statesman & diplomat Vyacheslav Molotov.
Nov 10: Death British jockey Sir Gordon Richards. 1st to ride over 4,000 winners.
Nov 10: Death of British jockey Sir Gordon Richards. 1st jockey to ride over 4,000 winners.
Nov 13: S.Africa: Repeal of the Pass Laws restricting travel movement of non-whites.
Nov 13: South Africa: Repeal of the Pass Laws restricting travel movement of non-whites.
Nov 17: Anti-capitalist group kill head of Renault Car Co, Georges Besse, in Paris.
Nov 22: US boxer Mike Tyson aged 20 becomes youngest WBC world heavyweight champion.
Nov 22: US boxer Mike Tyson,20 is youngest WBC world heavyweight champion.
Nov 29: Death British-born Hollywood actor Cary Grant ('North By NorthWest').
Nov 29: Death British-born Hollywood actor Cary Grant ('North By NorthWest', To Catch A Thief).

45 Years (1976)
Nov 02: Jimmy Carter elected 39th President of the United States of America.
Nov 18: Spain approves bill to set up constitutional democracy after 37 years' dictatorship.
Nov 19: Death architect Sir Basil Spence, designer of new Coventry Cathedral in England.

55 Years (1966)
Nov 11: NASA launches final Gemini spacecraft (12).
Nov 20: The musical 'Cabaret' opens on Broadway, New York.
Nov 30: Barbados gains independence from Britain.

65 Years (1956)
Nov 02: Suez Crisis: 6,000 British troops arrive in Egypt to quell 'unrest' in Canal Zone.
Nov 04: Soviet troops move into Hungary to quell anti-Communist national uprising.
Nov 05: First Premium Bond sold in Britain (to the Lord Mayor of London).
Nov 06: Suez Crisis: British & French forces take control of Port of Suez.
Nov 06: Work starts on Kariba Dam across the Zambezi between Zambia & Zimbabwe.
Nov 15: Release of Elvis Presley's 1st feature film 'Love Me Tender'.
Nov 22: Opening of the 16th Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia.
Nov 26: Death of trumpet player & bandleader Tommy Dorsey.

70 Years (1951)
Nov 02: Suez Crisis: 6,000 British troops arrive in Egypt to quell 'unrest' in Canal Zone.
Nov 19: : 'Gigi' opens on Broadway with unknown actress Audrey Hepburn in lead role.
Nov 19: : 'Gigi' opens on Broadway, NY starring unknown actress Audrey Hepburn.
Nov 24: 'Gigi' opens on Broadway, NY starring unknown actress Audrey Hepburn.

75 Years (1946)
Nov 05: Birth of American rock singer, songwriter & musician Gram Parsons ('The Byrds').
Nov 05: Birth of US rock singer, songwriter & musician Gram Parsons ('The Byrds').
Nov 24: Birth of American serial killer Ted Bundy. Executed 1989.

80 Years (1941)
Nov 09: Birth of US rock guitarist & songwriter Tom Fogerty ('Creedence Clearwater Revival').
Nov 09: Birth US rock guitarist/songwriter Tom Fogerty ('Creedence Clearwater Revival').
Nov 13: WW2: British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sunk by German submarine.
Nov 13: WW2: British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal torpedoed & sunk by German submarine.
Nov 18: Birth of British stage, film & TV actor David Hemmings.
Nov 22: Death of British novelist P.C.Wren ('Beau Geste').
Nov 25: WW2: British battleship HMS Barham sunk by German submarine off Egypt.
Nov 25: WW2: British battleship HMS Barham sunk by Gernman submarine off Egyptian coast.
Nov 25: WW2: Japanese Naval Taskforce secretly sets sail towards Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.
Nov 25: WW2: Japanese Naval Taskforce sets sail towards Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.

85 Years (1936)
Nov 02: UK: Launch of the BBC Television Service from Alexandra Palace, London.
Nov 02: UK: Launch of the BBC Television Service.
Nov 09: Birth of American singer & songwriter Mary Travers ('Peter, Paul & Mary').
Nov 11: Birth of US songwriter & record producer Jack Keller ('Venus in Blue Jeans', 'Bewitched').
Nov 11: Birth US songwriter & producer Jack Keller ('Venus in Blue Jeans', 'Bewitched').
Nov 12: UA: Opening of San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge ('Bay Bridge'), California.
Nov 23: 1st issue of LIFE magazine published in USA.
Nov 25: Germany & Japan sign pact to collaberate against the threat of Soviet Communism.
Nov 25: Germany & Japan sign pact to collaberate against threat of Soviet Communism.
Nov 30: The Crystal Palace in London destroyed by fire.

95 Years (1926)
Nov 03: Death of US markswoman Annie Oakley, star of Buffalo Bill's 'Wild West Show'.
Nov 07: Birth of Australian operatic soprano Dame Joan Sutherland.
Nov 20: Birth of British ventriloquist Terry Hall ('Lenny The Lion').

105 Years (1916)
Nov 04: Birth of US businesswoman Ruth Handler. Creator of the 'Barbie' doll.
Nov 04: Birth of US newsreader & broadcaster Walter Cronkite.
Nov 06: Birth of US composer, conductort & bandleader Ray Conniff.
Nov 16: Birth of American voice actor Daws Butler ('Yogi Bear', 'Snagglepuss', 'Huckleberry Hound').
Nov 16: Birth US voice actor Daws Butler ('Yogi Bear', 'Snagglepuss', 'Huckleberry Hound').
Nov 18: WW1: End Battle of the Somme. 1 million British, French & German casualties.
Nov 18: WW1: End Battle of the Somme. Over 1m British, French & German casualties.
Nov 18: WW1: End of Battle of the Somme. Over 1 million British, French & German casualties.
Nov 20: Birth of American film actress Evelyn Keyes ('Gone With The Wind').
Nov 21: WW1: British hospital ship 'HMHS Britannic' sunk by mine off Greek coast.
Nov 22: Death of American novelist Jack London ('White Fang', 'The Sea Wolf').
Nov 24: Death of US-born British inventor & gunsmith Sir Hiram Maxim.

120 Years (1901)
Nov 11: Birth US film producer Sam Spiegel ('The African Queen', 'Lawrence of Arabia').

130 Years (1891)
Nov 15: Birth of WW2 German Army commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (The 'Desert Fox').
Nov 15: Birth WW2 German commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (The 'Desert Fox').
Nov 15: Birth WW2 German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel ('The Desert Fox').

155 Years (1866)
Nov 08: Birth of Herbert Austin, British automotive engineer. Founder Austin Motor Co.
Nov 08: Birth of Herbert Austin, British automotive engineer. Founder Austin Motor Company.
Nov 28: Birth of American architect Henry Bacon (Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC)

180 Years (1841)
Nov 09: Birth of Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1901-1910).

205 Years (1816)
Nov 06: Birth British music educator John Curwen (founder of 'tonic sol-fa' system).
Nov 06: Birth of British music educator John Curwen (founder of 'tonic sol-fa' system).


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