Sunday, November 11, 2012


Each date on the calendar has at least one notable or important (or maybe only humorous) event in history.  Here's a selection of November's memorable dates in history.

November 1         The bra was patented (1914)

November 2         Peter The Great became Emperor of Russia (1721)

November 3         First Opium War between China and Britain (1839)

November 6         Abraham Lincoln elected President of U.S. (1860)

November 8         Montana became 41st state (1889)

November 9         Giant Pandas were discovered in China (1927)

November 10       Sesame Street premiered on PBS television (1969)

November 13       Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opened to the public, connecting New York and New Jersey (1927)

November 14       First streetcar went into operation (1832)

November 15       The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, the forerunner of U.S. Constitution (1777)

November 19       Abraham Lincoln gave Gettysburg Address (1863)

November 22       President John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas, (1963)

November 23       A patent was issued for a horseshoe manufacturing machine (1835)

November 24       Charles Darwin published his theories on evolution, "On The Origin Of The Species" to great controversy (1859)

November 26       First lion exhibited in America (1716)

November 28       "Grande Ole Opry" debuted on radio (1925)

November 30       United States and Great Britain signed peace treaty in Paris formally ending the Revolutionary War (1782)

These certainly aren't the only notable historical events to happen in November, but it's a fair cross-section.

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