November 2007 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Nov 5 China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • Nov 7 Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

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Nov 10 ¿Por qué no te callas? ("Why don't you shut up?" )incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Nov 13 An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.
  • Nov 14 the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.
  • Nov 15 A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.
  • Nov 23 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.
  • Nov 24 Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.
  • Nov 25 The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.
  • Nov 29 The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
  • Nov 29 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.

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Nov 30 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General (b. 1915)
  • Nov 2 Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
  • Nov 2 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
  • Nov 3 Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
  • Nov 5 Nils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (b. 1922)
  • Nov 6 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 6 Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician (b. c1962)
  • Nov 6 George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)
  • Nov 7 Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)
  • Nov 8 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (b. 1943)
  • Nov 8 Chad Varah, English founder of charity The Samaritans (b. 1911)
  • Nov 10 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)

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Nov 10 Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
  • Nov 12 Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • Nov 13 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman (b. 1960)
  • Nov 13 Monty Westmore, American make-up artist. (b. 1923)
  • Nov 16 Harold Alfond, American businessman (b. 1914)
  • Nov 20 Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)
  • Nov 22 Maurice Béjart, Father of the Ballet Renewal(b. 1929)
  • Nov 22 Verity Lambert, first producer of British SF series Doctor Who (b. 1935)
  • Nov 26 Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
  • Nov 26 Steve Fossett, American Aviator (b. 1944)
  • Nov 27 Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • Nov 27 Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • Nov 28 Gudrun Wagner, co-director of the Bayreuth Festival (b. 1944)
  • Nov 29 Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Nov 29 James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Roger Bonham Smith, Former chairman and CEO of General Motors (b. 1925)

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Nov 30 Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil, at 69

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Nov 30 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)