November 2006 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Nov 10 Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.
  • Nov 11 The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
  • Nov 12 The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.
  • Nov 17 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
  • Nov 21 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
  • Nov 24 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • Nov 27 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.

Weddings in History

  • Nov 4 Croatian princess Paola Doimi de Frankopan (37) weds son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent Lord Nicholas Windsor (37) at St. Stephen of Abyssina in Vatican City

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 William Styron, American author (b. 1925)
  • Nov 3 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • Nov 4 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (Cheaper by the Dozen) (b. 1908)
  • Nov 4 Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • Nov 5 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), dies at 81
  • Nov 6 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • Nov 7 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 8 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, dies at 65
  • Nov 9 Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
  • Nov 9 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)
  • Nov 10 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • Nov 10 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • Nov 11 Harry Lehotsky, pastor and activist (b. 1957)
  • Nov 12 General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)
  • Nov 15 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 16 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 94

Economist Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman
  • Nov 16 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 20 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Nov 21 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • Nov 23 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 23 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy (b. 1962)
  • Nov 24 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • Nov 24 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • Nov 25 Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)
  • Nov 25 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (b. 1931)
  • Nov 25 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 26 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 26 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • Nov 27 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 27 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • Nov 27 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • Nov 28 Robert Volpe, Artist, Art Theft Detective (b.1942)
  • Nov 29 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • Nov 30 Rafael Buenaventura, Former BSP Governor (b. 1938)