November 2010 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Ai Weiwei is reportedly placed under house arrest by Chinese authorities because of a planned party to mark the demolition of his new studio in Shanghai

Artist, Activist Ai Weiwei
Artist, Activist
Ai Weiwei

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

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Nov 16 Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Wife of Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • Nov 19 New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed
  • Nov 23 The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 27 US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell (25) weds Melanie Juneau in Texas

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Navy SEAL
Marcus Luttrell

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist (b. 1945)
  • Nov 3 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (b. 1938)
  • Nov 4 Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (b. 1896)
  • Nov 5 Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • Nov 6 Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official (b. 1928)
  • Nov 6 Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Adminisrtation (b. 1921)
  • Nov 8 Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)
  • Nov 8 Jack Levine, American painter (b. 1915)
  • Nov 8 Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (b. 1950)
  • Nov 10 Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
  • Nov 12 Karl Plutus, Estonian jurist and centenarian (b. 1904)
  • Nov 13 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • Nov 15 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)
  • Nov 16 Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)
  • Nov 16 Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • Nov 18 Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (b. 1937)
  • Nov 19 Pat Burns, Canadian hockey coach (b. 1952)
  • Nov 20 Laurie Bembenek, American convicted murderer and fugitive (b. 1958)
  • Nov 20 Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
  • Nov 21 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (b. 1917)
  • Nov 21 David Nolan, American politicial activist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 22 Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • Nov 24 Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)
  • Nov 25 Bernard Matthews, British poultry industry figure (b. 1930)
  • Nov 25 Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 25 C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)
  • Nov 27 Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
  • Nov 28 Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • Nov 29 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)
  • Nov 29 Stephen J. Solarz, American politician (b. 1940)
  • Nov 29 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist (b. 1913)
  • Nov 30 Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)
  • Nov 30 Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (b. 1914)
  • Nov 30 Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)