- 1789 Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
- 1933 1st modern sit-down strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota
- 1956 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
- 1980 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
- 1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000 in the town of Armero
- 1982 A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada, ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.
First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
On this day in 1895
World's earliest wine-making uncovered from Khramis Didi Gora, Georgia, in clay pots from 6,000BC
On this day in 2017