November 1952 in History

Events in History

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Nov 1 "Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller
  • Nov 3 Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas
  • Nov 3 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • Nov 4 Earthquake & flood strike Kamshatka-South America

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th president of the USA, beating Adlai Stevenson (D)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 10 Trygve Lie resigns as 1st Sectary General of the United Nations
  • Nov 13 False fingernails 1st sold
  • Nov 14 Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections
  • Nov 16 Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
  • Nov 19 North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH
  • Nov 19 Spain joins UNESCO
  • Nov 19 Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe
  • Nov 20 George Axelrod's "Seven Year Itch" premieres in NYC

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Nov 20 Slánský trials begin - a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 21 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
  • Nov 22 As' Harry Byrd selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
  • Nov 29 US President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Felix R de Rooy, Curacaos poet/sculptor
  • Nov 3 David Ho, Taiwanese-American AIDS researcher
  • Nov 5 Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist
  • Nov 6 Michael Cunningham, American writer
  • Nov 7 David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq
  • Nov 8 Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)
  • Nov 9 Sherrod Brown, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio 1993-2007, Senate 2007-), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Nov 12 Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 16 Robin McKinley, American writer
  • Nov 16 Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana
  • Nov 16 Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
  • Nov 17 M Cyril Ramaphosa, sec-gen of South African Mine Workers' Union
  • Nov 18 Peter Beattie, Australian politician
  • Nov 20 John Van Boxmeer, National Hockey League player
  • Nov 25 John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire
  • Nov 27 James D Wetherbee, Flushing NY, Lt Cmdr USN/astr (STS 32, 52, 63, 86)
  • Nov 27 Sheila Copps, Canadian politician
  • Nov 30 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist

Deaths in History

  • Nov 9 Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77
  • Nov 9 Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)
  • Nov 18 Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56
  • Nov 20 Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • Nov 21 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
  • Nov 26 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • Nov 29 Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies
  • Nov 29 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85