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1034 - Malcolm II of Scotland dies. Duncan, the son of his second daughter, inherits the throne ahead of Macbeth, the son of his eldest daughter.

1120 - The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son of Henry I of England.

1177 - Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1491 - The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.

1542 - Battle of Solway Moss. The English army defeats the Scottish.

1667 - A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, Caucasia, killing 80,000 people.

1703 - The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the British Isles, reaches its peak intensity and maintains it through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people perish in the mighty gale.

1758 - French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control.

1783 - American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

1795 - Partitions of Poland: Stanislaus August Poniatowski, the last king of independent Poland, is forced to abdicate and exiled to Russia.

1839 - Disastrous cyclone slams India with terrible winds and a 40 foot storm surge, literally wiping out the port city of Coringa, never to be entirely rebuilt again. Powerful winds level everything in sight, the storm wave sweeps inland tens of miles, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths resulted from the disaster, making this one of history´s greatest catastrophes.

1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Missionary Ridge - At Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga by routing Confederate troops under General Braxton Bragg.

1874 - The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.


1876 - Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.

1905 - The Danish Prins Carl arrives in Norway to become King Haakon VII of Norway

1913 - Panama becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1926 - The worst, deadliest tornado outbreak in U.S. November history strikes on Thanksgiving day. 27 twisters of great strength reported in the midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all.

1936 - In Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, thus agreeing to consult on what measures to take "to safeguard their common interests" in case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation.

1940 - Woody Woodpecker first appears, in the film "Knock Knock".

1943 - Statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina was re-established at the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia.

1944 - World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, UK, killing 160 shoppers.

1947 - Red Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.

1947 - New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom.

1950 - The "Storm of the Century", a violent snowstorm, paralyzes the northeastern United States and the Appalachians, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia records 57 inches of snow. 323 people die due to the storm.

1950 - The People's Republic of China joins the Korean War, sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river border to fight United Nations forces.

1952 - Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London and eventually becomes the longest continuously-running play in history.


1953 - The England football team suffer their first home defeat against continental opposition, losing to Hungary.

1958 - French Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community.

1960 - The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated .

1963 - President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

1970 - In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.

1973 - Greek President George Papadopoulos is ousted in a military coup led by Lieutenant General Phaidon Gizikis.

1975 - Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands.

1980 - No Más Fight: Sugar Ray Leonard regains the WBC world welterweight boxing title in a bout against Roberto Duran.

1984 - 36 top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

1984 - A KCR train derails between Sheung Shui and Fanling, Hong Kong.

1986 - Iran Contra Affair: US Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1987 - Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.

1992 - The Czechoslovakia Federal Assembly votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia from January 1, *1993.

1994 - Sony founder Akio Morita announces he will be stepping down as CEO of the company.

1996 - An Ice storm strikes the central U.S. killing 26 people. Powerful windstorm affects Florida, winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.

1999 - The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution designating November 25 as the annual International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

2000 - 2000 Baku earthquake took place.

2001 - Richard Burns becomes first ever English World Rally Championship champion.

2002 - Reported assassination attempt on Turkmen president Saparmurat Niyazov.

2004 - Korean Research team announce that they have used cord blood stem cells to regrow a parapeligic's spinal cord. Patient walks for the first time in 19 years.

2005 - Japanese J-rock/J-pop band, Do As Infinity, holds final live concert in Budokan.


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