Historical Events in November 2015

  • Nov 1 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet's Davutoglus Justice and Development Party regains its parliamentary majority in a surprise result
  • Nov 2 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system
  • Nov 3 Melbourne Cup won by Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne - 1st woman to win
  • Nov 3 Game Maker Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) buys King.com (Candy Crush) for $5.9 billion
  • Nov 4 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announces his resignation after protests over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32

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Nov 4 Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and woman

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau

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Nov 4 Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year earning 135 million, according to Forbes Magazine

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • Nov 4 Plane crashes after take-off from Juba international airport, South Sudan, killing 37, 1 year old survives in father's arms
  • Nov 5 Collins Dictionary name "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender"
  • Nov 5 Japan's 1st officially recognized same-sex couple union - Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo
  • Nov 5 Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce
  • Nov 7 Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000)
  • Nov 9 Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri, resigns amid protests of endemic racism on campus
  • Nov 9 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme
  • Nov 9 San Diego's SeaWorld announces it will overhaul its killer whale show after controversy over the whales treatment
  • Nov 9 "Reclining Nude" by Italian artist Modigliani fetches 2nd highest auction price at $170.4m
  • Nov 10 Portugal's minority government is toppled by left-wing opposition 2 weeks after coming to power
  • Nov 10 Fourth Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by "The Wall Street Journal", held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 11 Montreal begins a controversial dumping of raw sewage (2.1bn gallons) into the St Lawrence River
  • Nov 11 Flawless 12 carat Blue Moon Diamond sells for $48.4 million at auction in Geneva
  • Nov 12 Suicide bombings in Lebanon kill 43, Isis claim responsibility

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Nov 12 Out Magazine names Barack Obama 'Ally of the Year', Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 13 Terror attacks in Paris at 3 locations leave at least 129 dead. Isis claim responsibility
  • Nov 14 Second Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CBS, held in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 15 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 15 France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in wake of terror attack on Paris

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Nov 16 French President François Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • Nov 16 Largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana

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Nov 17 Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive

  • Nov 17 Ireland's 1st same-sex wedding takes place - Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling marry in Clonmel, County Tipperary
  • Nov 17 Suicide bomber kills more than 30 in a market in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram blamed
  • Nov 18 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • Nov 18 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100
  • Nov 20 More than half of all trees in Amazon forest at risk of extinction according to data published in journal "Sciences Advances"
  • Nov 22 In Argentine elections Mauricio Macri (PRO) wins a narrow election victory over his left-wing opponent
  • Nov 23 President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans female genital mutilation

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Nov 23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • Nov 24 Tunisia declares state of emergency after an attack on a bus in Tunis carrying presidential guards kills at least 12
  • Nov 24 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace
  • Nov 24 Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the country's general election
  • Nov 24 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014
  • Nov 25 Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic
  • Nov 26 UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day
  • Nov 27 Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Nov 27 "Holy grail" of shipwrecks the San Jose, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia
  • Nov 29 104th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats Belgium in Ghent 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, 1st win since 1936
  • Nov 29 Britain Tyson Fury defeats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win world heavyweight champion title (WBA, IBF, WBO) in Dusseldorf
  • Nov 30 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP21 begins in Paris

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Nov 30 NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Nov 30 Pope Francis urges peace while visiting controversial mosque in Bangui's PK5 district in Central African Republic