31st October 1517
Martin Luther's Ninety Five Theses begin the Protestant Reformation. 500 years.
31st October 1632
Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer, Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life, was born. 385 years.
November 1972
The Wind in the Wires by John Edwards - Buff Films won the first year of The Grierson Award trophy. 45 years.
1st November 1952
First detonation of the H-Bomb (Ivy Mike) at Enewetak Atoll. 65 years
2nd November 1947
The Hughes H-4 Hercules or "Spruce Goose", a prototype flying boat made its only flight. 70 years.
3rd November 1957
Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika. 60 years
4th November 1922
Howard Carter's excavation group found steps that would led to Tutankhamun's tomb. 95 years.
7th November 1867
Marie Curie, Polish and French physicist and chemist, is born. 150 years.
8th November 1817
Andrea Appiani, Italian neoclassical painter, died. 200 years.
10th November 1917
WWI: the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) in Flanders ended. 100 years.
14th November 1922
Daily broadcasting by the BBC began in Marconi's London studio in the Strand. 95 years.
15th November 1887
Georgia O'Keeffe, American artist, is born. 130 years.
15th November 1917
WWI - at one of the darkest hours for the French war effort, Georges Benjamin Clemenceau was appointed prime minister. 100 years
17th November 1917
Auguste Rodin, French sculptor, dies. 100 years.
17th November 1942
WWII The Tunisian Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) began. 75 years.
19th November 1917
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. 100 years.
20th November 1947
Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London. 70 years.
22nd November 1967
Boris Becker, tennis player, is born. 50 years.
22nd November 1977
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service. 40 years.
23rd November 1892
Romain de Tirtoff, Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials, was born. 125 years.

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