Historic World Events / November (page 20)

November

List historic world events in November

July, 2016

  • 9 July

    U.S. Army retaliates for the Little Bighorn massacre

    U.S. Army retaliates for the Little Bighorn massacre

    U.S. troops under the leadership of General Ranald Mackenzie destroy the village of Cheyenne living with Chief Dull Knife on the headwaters of the Powder River. The attack was in retaliation against some of the Indians who had participated in the massacre of Custer and his men at Little Bighorn. …

  • 8 July

    Fremont removed from Western Department

    Fremont removed from Western Department

    On this day in 1861, controversial Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command in the Western Department and replaced by David Hunter. Fremont was one of the most prominent Union generals at the start of the war. Born in Georgia and raised in South Carolina, he joined the …

  • 8 July

    Last day at VW for Jose Ignacio Lopez

    Last day at VW for Jose Ignacio Lopez

    On November 29, 1996, top Volkswagen official Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua resigns from his job amidst accusations of racketeering and industrial espionage. Lopez had risen through the ranks as a purchasing executive at GM, where he had pioneered what The New York Times called “the most aggressive system in …

  • 8 July

    McNamara resigns as Secretary of Defense

    McNamara resigns as Secretary of Defense

    Robert S. McNamara announces that he will resign as Secretary of Defense and will become president of the World Bank. Formerly the president of Ford Motor Company, McNamara had served as Secretary of Defense under two presidents, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1961 until 1968. He initially …

  • 7 July

    Henry Wirz hanged

    Henry Wirz hanged

    On this day in 1865, Henry Wirz, a Swiss immigrant and the commander of Andersonville prison in Georgia, is hanged for the murder of soldiers incarcerated there during the Civil War. Wirz was born in Switzerland in 1823 andmoved to the United States in 1849. He lived in the South, …

  • 7 July

    The order is given: Bomb Pearl Harbor

    The order is given: Bomb Pearl Harbor

    On this day in 1941, the Combine Japanese Fleet receive Top-Secret Order No. 1: In 34 days time, Pearl Harbor is to be bombed, along with Mayala, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines. Relations between the United States and Japan had been deteriorating quickly since Japan’s occupation of Indochina …

  • 7 July

    Chevy Cavalier heads to Japan

    Chevy Cavalier heads to Japan

    On this day in 1993, Toyota and General Motors sign an historic agreement: Beginning in 1996, GM will offer its bestselling Chevy Cavalier, refitted with right-hand drive, for sale in Japan. The Cavalier was one of the first American automobiles to hit the Japanese market. The agreement that created the …

  • 7 July

    Plane crashes in Rockaway, New York

    Plane crashes in Rockaway, New York

    An American Airlines flight out of John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York City crashes into a Queens neighborhood after takeoff on this day in 2001, killing 265 people. Although some initially speculated that the crash was the result of terrorism, as it came exactly two months after the …

  • 7 July

    Silver Convention “earn” a #1 pop hit with “Fly, Robin, Fly”

    Silver Convention “earn” a #1 pop hit with “Fly, Robin, Fly”

    The following scenario might sound familiar: A pair of German music producers cut a record with hired studio musicians and release it under the name of a fictitious group. The record becomes an international dance hit, and suddenly the world wants to see the “artists” behind it—live and in person. …

  • 6 July

    Jack London dies of kidney disease

    Jack London dies of kidney disease

    Jack London, one of the best novelists to chronicle the last wild western frontier of Alaska, dies from kidney failure in Glen Ellen, California. Born in San Francisco in 1876, John Griffith London was the child of an unmarried mother who had come from a once wealthy family that had …