Historic World Events / November (page 3)

November

List historic world events in November

September, 2016

  • 21 September

    Lincoln reelected

    Lincoln reelected

    On this day in 1864, Northern voters overwhelmingly endorse the leadership and policies of President Abraham Lincoln when they elect him to a second term. With his re-election, any hope for a negotiated settlement with the Confederacy vanished. In 1864, Lincoln faced many challenges to his presidency. The war was …

  • 21 September

    Vigilantes in California lynch two suspected murderers

    Vigilantes in California lynch two suspected murderers

    Thousands ofpeoples in San Jose, California, storm the jail where Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes are being held as suspects in the kidnapping and murder of Brooke Hart, the 22-year-old son of a local storeowner. The mob of angry citizens proceeded to lynch the accused men and then pose them …

  • 21 September

    Robert Burns postpones emigration to Jamaica

    Robert Burns postpones emigration to Jamaica

    On this day in 1786, Robert Burns decides not to emigrate to Jamaica, as he had planned, and heads for Edinburgh instead. Burns, the son of a poor farmer, received little formal schooling, though he was well-read. A restless, dissatisfied spirit, he fell in love with Jean Armour in the …

  • 21 September

    Cal beats Stanford as band blocks field

    Cal beats Stanford as band blocks field

    On November 20, 1982, the Cal football team wins an improbable last-second victory over Stanford when they complete five lateral passes around members of the Cardinals’ marching band, who had wandered onto the field a bit early to celebrate the upset they were sure their team had won, and score …

  • 20 September

    First presidential tour concludes

    First presidential tour concludes

    George Washington, inaugurated as the first president of the United States in April, returns to Washington at the end of his first presidential tour. For four weeks, Washington traveled by stagecoach through New England, visiting all the northern states that had ratified the U.S. Constitution. Washington, the great Revolutionary War …

  • 20 September

    Soviets encircle Germans at Stalingrad

    Soviets encircle Germans at Stalingrad

    On this day in 1942, a Soviet counteroffensive against the German armies pays off as the Red Army traps about a quarter-million German soldiers south of Kalach, on the Don River, within Stalingrad. As the Soviets’ circle tightened, German General Friedrich Paulus requested permission from Berlin to withdraw. The Battle …

  • 20 September

    Elizabethan Age begins

    Elizabethan Age begins

    Queen Mary I, the monarch of England and Ireland since 1553, dies and is succeeded by her 25-year-old half-sister, Elizabeth. The two half-sisters, both daughters of King Henry VIII, had a stormy relationship during Mary’s five-year reign. Mary, who was brought up as a Catholic, enacted pro-Catholic legislation and made …

  • 19 September

    Custer massacres Cheyenne on Washita River

    Custer massacres Cheyenne on Washita River

    Without bothering to identify the village or do any reconnaissance, Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer leads an early morning attack on a band of peaceful Cheyenne living with Chief Black Kettle. Convicted of desertion and mistreatment of soldiers earlier that year in a military court, the government had suspended Custer …

  • 19 September

    San Francisco leaders George Moscone and Harvey Milk are murdered

    San Francisco leaders George Moscone and Harvey Milk are murdered

    Former Board of Supervisors member Dan White murders Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk at City Hall in San Francisco, California. White, who stormed into San Francisco’s government offices with a .38 revolver, had reportedly been angry about Moscone’s decision not to reappoint him to the city board. Firing …

  • 19 September

    Hitler urges Spain to grab Gibraltar

    Hitler urges Spain to grab Gibraltar

    On this day in 1940, Adolf Hitler tells Spanish Foreign Minister Serano Suner to make good on an agreement for Spain to attack Gibraltar, a British-controlled region. This would seal off the Mediterranean and trap British troops in North Africa. Spain had just emerged from a three-year (1936-39) civil war, …