12th November 1981 (42 Years)
William Holden, American actor and singer, died.
13th November 1868 (155 Years)
Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer who wrote The Barber of Seville, died.
14th November 1263 (760 Years)
Saint Alexander Nevsky, Russian nobleman, Prince of Novgorod and Kiev, Grand Prince of Vladimir, dies.
14th November 1716 (307 Years)
Gottfried Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician, dies.
14th November 1840 (183 Years)
Claude Monet, French painter and master of Impressionism, was born.
14th November 1922 (101 Years)
Daily broadcasting by the BBC began in Marconi's London studio in the Strand.
14th November 1940 (83 Years)
World War II: In England, the city of Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.
14th November 1948 (75 Years)
Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, was born.
15th November 1515 (508 Years)
Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal.
15th November 1887 (136 Years)
Georgia O'Keeffe, American artist, is born.
15th November 1891 (132 Years)
Erwin Rommel, known as the Desert Fox, German field marshal during WWII, was born.
15th November 1917 (106 Years)
WWI - at one of the darkest hours for the French war effort, Georges Benjamin Clemenceau was appointed prime minister.
15th November 1958 (65 Years)
Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer, died.
15th November 1969 (54 Years)
Over 250,000 people joined in a demonstration in Washington to protest against the Vietnam War.
16th November 1988 (35 Years)
Lotte Stam-Beese, German architect, dies.
17th November 1793 (230 Years)
Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter, historian, and academic, was born.
17th November 1917 (106 Years)
Auguste Rodin, French sculptor, dies.
17th November 1928 (95 Years)
Arman, French-American painter and sculptor, was born.
17th November 1942 (81 Years)
WWII The Tunisian Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) began.
18th November 1493 (530 Years)
Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico. He will go ashore on the 19th.
18th November 1923 (100 Years)
Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and the first American to travel into space, was born.
18th November 1976 (47 Years)
Man Ray, American-French modernist painter and photographer, dies.
19th November 1917 (106 Years)
Indira Priyadarshini Nehru Gandhi, Indian politician and central figure of the Indian National Congress party, and to date the only female Prime Minister of India, was born.
19th November 1942 (81 Years)
Battle of Stalingrad - Three Soviet armies surrounded 300,000 soldiers of the German 6th Army, this was a turning point in WW2.
20th November 1713 (310 Years)
Thomas Tompion, English clock maker. Renowned for the cylinder tunnel.
20th November 1945 (78 Years)
The Nuremberg trials, held by the Allied forces after World War II, begin.
20th November 1947 (76 Years)
Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
20th November 1975 (48 Years)
General Franco, Spanish dictator, dies.
20th November 1978 (45 Years)
Giorgio de Chirico, Greek-Italian painter and sculptor, died.
21st November 1916 (107 Years)
WWI: the British hospital ship HMHS Britannic (sister ship of the Titanic) hit a mine and sank off Greece.

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