4th November 1868
Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish-born dancer, actress and courtesan, was born. 150 years.
4th November 2008
Barack Obama becomes the first person of African descent to be elected President of the United States. 10 years.
6th November 1893
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer and critic, died. 125 years.
7th November 1838
Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer, was born. 180 years.
8th November 1978
Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator, died. 40 years.
9th November 1888
Mary Jane Kelly, the 5th and final canonical victim of Jack the Ripper, was found dead in her bed. 130 years.
9th November 1918
Guillaume Apollinaire, French author, poet, and playwright, died. 100 years
9th November 1938
Kristallnacht: pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9–10 November. 80 years.
9th November 1953
Dylan Marlais Thomas, Welsh poet and writer best known for Under Milk Wood, died. 65 years.
10th November 1668
François Couperin, French organist and composer, was born. 350 years.
10th November 1938
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, dies. 80 years.
10th November 1958
The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston. 60 years.
10th November 2008
Miriam Makeba, South African singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, died. 10 years.
11th November 1918
WWI: Germany signs the armistice with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne, France. The fighting officially ends at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. 100 years.
11th November 1868
Jean-Édouard Vuillard, French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis, was born. 150 years.
13th November 1868
Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer who wrote The Barber of Seville, died. 150 years.
14th November 1948
Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, was born. 70 years.
15th November 1958
Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer, died. 60 years.
17th November 1793
Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter, historian, and academic, was born. 225 years.
17th November 1928
Arman, French-American painter and sculptor, was born. 90 years.

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