8th November 1978 (45 Years)
Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator, died.
9th November 1841 (182 Years)
Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, was born.
9th November 1888 (135 Years)
Mary Jane Kelly, the 5th and final canonical victim of Jack the Ripper, was found dead in her bed.
9th November 1918 (105 Years)
Guillaume Apollinaire, French author, poet, and playwright, died.
9th November 1938 (85 Years)
Kristallnacht, Nazi Germany's first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, began.
9th November 1938 (85 Years)
Kristallnacht: pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9–10 November. 80 years.
9th November 1939 (84 Years)
The first UK film premiere of the Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland.
9th November 1953 (70 Years)
Dylan Marlais Thomas, Welsh poet and writer best known for Under Milk Wood, died.
9th November 1960 (63 Years)
Senator John F Kennedy has won the election to become the youngest elected president of the United States.
9th November 1970 (53 Years)
Charles de Gaulle, wartime hero and former president of France, dies.
9th November 1989 (34 Years)
The fall of the Berlin Wall.
9th November 1989 (34 Years)
The fall of the Berlin Wall.
9th November 1991 (32 Years)
Yves Montand, Italian-born French actor and singer, died.
10th November 1668 (355 Years)
François Couperin, French organist and composer, was born.
10th November 1880 (143 Years)
Sir Jacob Epstein, American-British sculptor, was born.
10th November 1891 (132 Years)
Arthur Rimbaud, French poet of symbolism and adventurer, dies.
10th November 1917 (106 Years)
WWI: the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) in Flanders ended.
10th November 1938 (85 Years)
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, died.
10th November 1938 (85 Years)
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, dies. 80 years.
10th November 1958 (65 Years)
The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.
10th November 2008 (15 Years)
Miriam Makeba, South African singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, died.
11th November 1863 (160 Years)
Paul Signac, French painter, was born.
11th November 1868 (155 Years)
Jean-Édouard Vuillard, French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis, was born.
11th November 1918 (105 Years)
WWI: Germany signs the armistice with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne, France. The fighting officially ends at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
11th November 1976 (47 Years)
Alexander Calder, American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture, dies.
12th November 1840 (183 Years)
Auguste René Rodin, considered as one of the most remarkable sculptors of his time, is born.
12th November 1866 (157 Years)
Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China, is born.
12th November 1916 (107 Years)
Percival Lowell, American businessman, author, mathematician, and astronomerm, dies.
12th November 1954 (69 Years)
The closure of Ellis Island, the main immigration station in New York Harbour. It opened in 1892.

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