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1st November 1946 (69 Years)
Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was ordained as a priest in Krakow, Poland.
1st November 1952 (63 Years)
First detonation of the H-Bomb (Ivy Mike) at Enewetak Atoll.
November 1972 (43 Years)
The Wind in the Wires by John Edwards - Buff Films won the first year of The Grierson Award trophy.
2nd November 1766 (249 Years)
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Czech-born Austrian field marshal, was born.
2nd November 1947 (68 Years)
The Hughes H-4 Hercules or "Spruce Goose", a prototype flying boat made its only flight.
3rd November 1954 (61 Years)
Henri Matisse, the French artist and leader of the Fauvist movement, died.
3rd November 1957 (58 Years)
Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
4th November 1605 (410 Years)
Guy Fawkes was arrested at midnight. He wanted to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
4th November 1868 (147 Years)
Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish-born dancer, actress and courtesan, was born.
4th November 1890 (125 Years)
City & South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.
4th November 1946 (69 Years)
Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white photography, is born.
4th November 1964 (51 Years)
Florence (and all its fine art) left devastated by a flood.
4th November 1980 (35 Years)
Former Hollywood actor and Republican Ronald Reagan wins the US presidential elections by a huge majority.
4th November 2008 (7 Years)
Barack Obama becomes the first person of African descent to be elected President of the United States.
5th November 1913 (102 Years)
Vivien Leigh - arguably most famous for her role as Scarlet in 'Gone with the Wind' was born.
5th November 1935 (80 Years)
First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
5th November 1979 (36 Years)
Al Capone, gangster and co-founder/boss of the Chicago Outfit during prohibition in the US, dies.
6th November 1814 (201 Years)
Adolphe Sax, the Elgain-born French musical instrument designer who invented the Saxaphone, was born.
6th November 1865 (150 Years)
The last Confederate surrender occurred during the American Civil War.
6th November 1893 (122 Years)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer and critic, died.
6th November 1913 (102 Years)
Mahatma Ghandi was arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa.
7th November 1665 (350 Years)
The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
7th November 1838 (177 Years)
Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer, was born.
7th November 1867 (148 Years)
Marie Curie is born. French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, first person and only woman to win a Nobel Prize twice.
7th November 1913 (102 Years)
Albert Camus, writer and philosopher, was born.
7th November 1913 (102 Years)
Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist, explorer, biologist and geographer, died.
7th November 1980 (35 Years)
Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool", died.
7th November 1991 (24 Years)
Eileen Agar, British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement, died.
8th November 1817 (198 Years)
Andrea Appiani, Italian neoclassical painter, died.
8th November 1978 (37 Years)
Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator, died.

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