Historic World Events / November (page 4)

November

List historic world events in November

September, 2016

  • 17 September

    Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

    Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

    On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, …

  • 16 September

    Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama

    Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama

    On this day in 1906, President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt embarks on a 17-day trip to Panama and Puerto Rico, becoming the first president to make an official diplomatic tour outside of the continental United States. Roosevelt entered office in 1901 with the firm intention of asserting American influence over Central …

  • 16 September

    Hitler furious over Italy’s debacle in Greece

    Hitler furious over Italy’s debacle in Greece

    On this day in 1940, Adolf Hitler meets with Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano over Mussolini’s disastrous invasion of Greece. Mussolini surprised everyone with a move against Greece; his ally, Hitler, was caught off guard, especially since the Duce had led Hitler to believe he had no such intention. Even …

  • 15 September

    Carter shuts down oil imports from Iran

    Carter shuts down oil imports from Iran

    On this day in 1979, President Jimmy Carter responds to a potential threat to national security by stopping the importation of petroleum from Iran. Earlier that month, on November 4, 66 Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran had been taken hostage by a radical Islamic group. The alarming event …

  • 15 September

    Articles of Confederation submitted to the states

    Articles of Confederation submitted to the states

    On this day in 1777, Congress submits the Articles of Confederation to the states for ratification. The Articles had been signed by Congress two days earlier, after 16 months of debate. Bickering over land claims between Virginia and Maryland delayed final ratification for almost four more years. Maryland became the …

  • 15 September

    FDR puts Coast Guard under control of the Navy

    FDR puts Coast Guard under control of the Navy

    On this day in 1941, President Roosevelt announces that the U.S. Coast Guard will now be under the direction of the U.S. Navy, a transition of authority usually reserved only for wartime. The Coast Guard was established as the Revenue Marine Service by Alexander Hamilton, secretary of the treasury, in …

  • 14 September

    Poor leadership leads to Cherry Valley Massacre

    Poor leadership leads to Cherry Valley Massacre

    On this day in 1778, Patriot Colonel Ichabod Alden refuses to believe intelligence about an approaching hostile force. As a result, a combined force of Loyalists and Native Americans, attacking in the snow, killed more than 40 Patriots, including Alden, and took at least an additional 70 prisoners, in what …

  • 14 September

    George Patton born

    George Patton born

    George Smith Patton, one of the great American generals of World War II, is born in San Gabriel, California. Patton came from a family with a long history of military service. After studying at West Point, he served as a tank officer in World War I, and his experience in …

  • 14 September

    Osage Indians cede Missouri and Arkansas lands

    Osage Indians cede Missouri and Arkansas lands

    In a decision that would eventually make them one of the wealthiest surviving Indian nations, the Osage Indians agree to abandon their lands in Missouri and Arkansas in exchange for a reservation in Oklahoma. The Osage were the largest tribe of the Southern Sioux Indians occupying what would later become …

  • 14 September

    Truck explosion kills 3,000 in Afghanistan

    Truck explosion kills 3,000 in Afghanistan

    On this day in 1982, a truck explodes in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan, killing an estimated 3,000 people, mostly Soviet soldiers traveling to Kabul. The Soviet Union’s military foray into Afghanistan was disastrous by nearly every measure, but perhaps the worst single incident was the Salang Tunnel explosion in …