27th November 1838 (192 Years)
Mexico declares war on France, known as 'The Pastry War'.
27th November 1843 (187 Years)
Elizabeth Stride, Swedish-English victim of Jack the Ripper, was born.
27th November 1853 (177 Years)
Frank Dicksee, English painter and illustrator, was born.
27th November 1916 (114 Years)
Emile Verhaeren, Belgian poet and one of the founders of the school of Symbolism, dies.
27th November 1942 (88 Years)
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, was born.
28th November 1757 (273 Years)
William Blake, poet, painter, printmaker and author of the poem The Tyger, was born.
28th November 1866 (164 Years)
Henry Bacon, American architect who designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., was born.
28th November 1976 (54 Years)
Rosalind Russell, American actress of stage and screen, died.
28th November 1992 (38 Years)
Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC, one of the Australia's leading artists of the 20th century, died.
29th November 1643 (387 Years)
Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer, died.
29th November 1643 (387 Years)
William Cartwright, English priest and playwright, died.
29th November 1832 (198 Years)
Louisa May Alcott, American novelist, is born in Germantown, Pennsylvania.
29th November 1842 (188 Years)
William Blake Richmond, painter and interior decorator, is born.
29th November 1924 (106 Years)
Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer famous for operas like Madame Butterfly and La Boheme, died.
29th November 1986 (44 Years)
Cary Grant, English stage and Hollywood film actor, dies.
29th November 1996 (34 Years)
Dan Flavin, American minimalist artist who has worked mainly with fluorescent light, dies.
30th November 1016 (1014 Years)
Edmund II King of England, also known as Edmund Ironside, died.
30th November 1874 (156 Years)
Winston Churchill, British Politician, army officer and writer leading the country during WW2 and again from 1951-55, was born.
30th November 1934 (96 Years)
The Flying Scotsman becomes the first train to reach 100mph.
30th November 1936 (94 Years)
In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.

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