29th October 1956
Beginning of the Suez Crisis which ran until 7th November. 60 years.
31st October 1926
Harry Houdini, Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts, dies. 90 years.
31st October 1941
Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota was completed. 75 years.
1st November 1946
Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was ordained as a priest in Krakow, Poland. 70 years.
2nd November 1766
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Czech-born Austrian field marshal, was born. 250 years.
4th November 1964
Florence (and all its fine art) left devastated by a flood. 50 years.
4th November 1946
Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white photography, is born. 70 years.
9th November 1841
Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, was born. 175 years.
9th November 1991
Yves Montand, Italian-born French actor and singer, died. 25 years.
10th November 1891
Arthur Rimbaud, French poet of symbolism and adventurer, dies. 125 years.
11th November 1976
Alexander Calder, American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture, dies. 40 years.
12th November 1916
Percival Lowell, American businessman, author, mathematician, and astronomerm, dies. 100 years.
12th November 1866
Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China, is born. 150 years.
12th November 1981
William Holden, American actor and singer, died. 35 years.
14th November 1716
Gottfried Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician, dies. 300 years.
15th November 1891
Erwin Rommel, known as the Desert Fox, German field marshal during WWII, was born. 125 years.
18th November 1976
Man Ray, American-French modernist painter and photographer, dies. 40 years.
21st November 1916
WWI: the British hospital ship HMHS Britannic (sister ship of the Titanic) hit a mine and sank off Greece. 100 years.
21st November 1916
Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, dies. 100 years.
22nd November 1916
Jack London, American author and social activist, died. 100 years.

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