Historical Events in November 2016

  • Nov 2 MLB World Series: Chicago Cubs defeat Cleveland Indians in game 7, 8-7, 1st Cubs series win for 108 years
  • Nov 4 Paris Agreement on climate change becomes effective
  • Nov 6 Indian government declares levels of air pollution in Delhi an emergency situation, closing schools and construction sites

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Republican Donald Trump is elected President of The United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton despite Clinton receiving 2.9 million more votes

Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President
Donald Trump
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Nov 8 Indian government scraps 500 and 1000 rupee notes, the largest two denominations in battle against corruption
  • Nov 14 7.8 earthquake cuts off town of Kaikoura, New Zealand, raising sea bed by 4m, and killing 2 people
  • Nov 17 Smaller pyramid find within 2 known Kukulkan "nesting" pyramids announced at Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, dating to 550-80 AD
  • Nov 20 South Korean President Park Geun-hye's controversial friend Choi Soon-sil charged with abuse of authority and coercion amid calls to also impeach the President
  • Nov 21 India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 US President Barack Obama posthumously awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral Grace Hopper

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 24 International research team publishes discovery of 1,500 new viruses found in invertebrates
  • Nov 27 Nico Rosberg clinches the F1 World Driver's Championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • Nov 28 Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense fooball team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalists
  • Nov 28 "Hamilton" sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million
  • Nov 29 Former NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of rapes
  • Nov 30 UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List