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20th November 1946 (73 Years)
First performance of The Ballet Society - later called the New York City Ballet - with Elizabeth Marie TallChief as first star, and who was considered America's first major prima ballerina.
20th November 1947 (72 Years)
Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
20th November 1975 (44 Years)
General Franco, Spanish dictator, dies.
20th November 1978 (41 Years)
Giorgio de Chirico, Greek-Italian painter and sculptor, died.
21st November 1916 (103 Years)
WWI: the British hospital ship HMHS Britannic (sister ship of the Titanic) hit a mine and sank off Greece.
21st November 1916 (103 Years)
Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, dies.
22nd November 1718 (301 Years)
Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") was killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
22nd November 1913 (106 Years)
Benjamin Britten, leading British composer, conductor and pianist, was born.
22nd November 1916 (103 Years)
Jack London, American author and social activist, died.
22nd November 1928 (91 Years)
The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.
22nd November 1958 (61 Years)
Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress, daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, was born.
22nd November 1963 (56 Years)
Aldous Huxley, British writer and critic, best know for his novel 'Brave New World', dies.
22nd November 1963 (56 Years)
C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia Chronicles, died.
22nd November 1963 (56 Years)
John F Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63) assassinated in Dallas.
22nd November 1963 (56 Years)
JFK, 35th President of the US, was fatally shot in Dallas' Dealey Plaza, at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.
22nd November 1967 (52 Years)
Boris Becker, tennis player, is born.
22nd November 1968 (51 Years)
The Beatles, also known as the White Album, the ninth studio album by English rock group, was released.
22nd November 1977 (42 Years)
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
22nd November 1990 (29 Years)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership.
23rd November 1890 (129 Years)
El Lissitzky, Russian painter, typographer, architect and designer, is born.
23rd November 1892 (127 Years)
Romain de Tirtoff, Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials, was born.
23rd November 1990 (29 Years)
Roald Dahl, British author and scriptwriter, famous for novels such as "The BFG" or "Matilda", died.
24th November 1713 (306 Years)
Junipero Serra, priest, know for his missionary work in North America, is born.
24th November 1713 (306 Years)
Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist and satirist, is born.
24th November 1864 (155 Years)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the French artist, was born.
24th November 1929 (90 Years)
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France during WWI, died.
24th November 1957 (62 Years)
Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera, died.
26th November 1939 (80 Years)
Turner Turner, American born swiss songwriter and singer, was born.
26th November 1942 (77 Years)
Casablanca premieres in New York City.
27th November 1838 (181 Years)
Mexico declares war on France, known as 'The Pastry War'.

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