Historical Events in November 2017

  • Nov 1 UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns due to his behavior towards women, part of wider scandal of sexual harassment by UK politicians
  • Nov 1 Houston Astros win their first baseball World Series defeating the LA Dodgers 5-1 in game 7 at Dodger Stadium
  • Nov 1 Boiler explosion at a NTPC government-run coal-fired power plant in Rae Bareli, India, kills 29

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Nov 2 On This Day and Xiaomi launch a content partnership to display today in history content in Xiaomi's calendar app to users in India

Founder of Xiaomi Inc Lei Jun
Founder of Xiaomi Inc
Lei Jun

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Nov 2 Jerome Powell nominated by US President Trump to be next Chair of the Federal Reserve

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Nov 3 Pakistani woman charged with poisoning 17 members of husband's family in attempt to escape forced marriage in Punjab Province
  • Nov 4 Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes and other ministers on corruption charges, including billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
  • Nov 4 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns in a shock TV broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid concerns he is being forcibly detained
  • Nov 4 Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara opens in Jakarta with items from the collection of Indonesian tycoon Haryanto Adikoesoemo
  • Nov 5 Shalane Flanagan becomes the first American woman to win the New York marathon for 40 years
  • Nov 5 Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam's south-central coast killing at least 27, leaving others missing
  • Nov 5 US President Trump begins a 12-day trip to Asia in Toyko, Japan
  • Nov 5 Gunman shoots 26 dead and injures 20 at a church in Sunderland Springs, Texas
  • Nov 5 Paradise Papers are leaked; 13.4 million documents from offshore investment firm Appleby, mentioning Queen Elizabeth and Wilbur Ross US Secretary of Commerce
  • Nov 5 Bodies of 26 migrant teenage girls recovered from the Mediterranean, another 400 migrants rescued
  • Nov 7 South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1
  • Nov 7 Melbourne Cup: Joseph O’Brien at 24 is the youngest trainer to win with Rekindling jockeyed by Corey Brown
  • Nov 7 Extreme smog in Delhi, India, leads Indian Medical Association to declare "a state of medical emergency"
  • Nov 7 US Democrats dominate off-year elections; Ralph Northam wins Governor of Virginia, Philip Murphy Governor of New Jersey
  • Nov 7 Danica Roem becomes the first US transgender person to be elected to a state legislature in the US in North Virginia
  • Nov 7 Opera soprano Audrey Luna sings highest-ever note at Met Opera in New York, A above high C
  • Nov 8 UK Minister Priti Patel resigns after secret meetings revealed with Israeli officials
  • Nov 8 Louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, largest art museum on Arabian peninsula
  • Nov 8 In unprecedented move, Indian officials close all Delhi schools for rest of the week due to smog
  • Nov 8 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal
  • Nov 9 Saudi Arabia's attorney general Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb says 201 more people have been held for questioning in anti-corruption drive
  • Nov 9 Five women detail sexual misconduct by comedian Louis C.K. in "New York Times" report
  • Nov 9 Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in "Washington Post" report
  • Nov 10 BBC removes drama from Christmas line-up after one of its stars, Ed Westwick, accused of rape by two women
  • Nov 10 Louis C.K. admits the stories of sexual misconduct about him are true

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Nov 11 Largest Singles Day sales ever - Alibaba says its sales alone were $25.3 billion

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Nov 11 Nationalist march in Warsaw, Poland, draws 60,000, to coincide with country's independence day
  • Nov 12 7.3 earthquake hits near Halabjal, Iraq, on border with Iran, killing over 500 people, with 7,000 injured

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Nov 12 For the first time Prince Charles lays the wreath to Great Britain's war dead, replacing Queen Elizabeth

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Nov 13 Italy fails to qualify for 2018 Football World Cup (first time since 1958), after play-off defeat against Sweden
  • Nov 13 World's earliest wine-making uncovered from Khramis Didi Gora, Georgia, in clay pots from 6,000BC
  • Nov 13 First Barbie doll to wear a hijab, modeled on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad unveiled in New York

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Nov 14 Armed forces drive through streets of Harare, Zimbabwe a day after military says its prepared to step in after removal of vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • Nov 15 Australian postal vote on same-sex marriage revealed - 61% vote yes
  • Nov 15 Argentine submarine San Juan goes missing in the Atlantic after reporting mechanical failure
  • Nov 15 The Zimbabwean Army detains Robert Mugabe and the first family and appoints sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president
  • Nov 15 Isabel Dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, fired as head of Angola state oil company Sonangol
  • Nov 15 Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award
  • Nov 15 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request
  • Nov 15 Pakistan unveils remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

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Nov 16 Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • Nov 16 19 countries pledge to phase out coal at UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany
  • Nov 16 Cambodian court rules to dissolve the country's main opposition party Cambodia National Rescue party (CNRP)
  • Nov 16 US senator Al Franken accused of groping and forcibly kissing a woman

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Nov 19 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe refuses to resign in a TV speech after being ousted as leader of ruling ZANU-PF party

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Nov 20 Investment corporation Tencent's market value hits $511 billion, - first Asian company to join the $500 billion club

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Nov 20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces that coalition talks to form a government have collapsed

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Nov 20 Atlanta's Georgia Dome, once the world's largest covered stadium, is destroyed in a controlled implosion
  • Nov 21 Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power is read out in Zimbabwe's parliaments during impeachment proceedings
  • Nov 21 CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women
  • Nov 21 Oumuamua comet, 400 meters and reddish, first known comet from another star system revealed by scientists
  • Nov 21 Pixar animation head John Lasseter takes 6 month leave of absence amid sexual misconduct claims
  • Nov 21 Mt Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali begins erupting

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Nov 22 Ratko Mladic the "Butcher of Bosnia" is convicted of genocide and other atrocities during the Bosnian war and jailed for life in The Hague

Serbian General Ratko Mladić
Serbian General
Ratko Mladić
  • Nov 22 Uber admits hackers stole personal information affecting 57 million people worldwide and paid $100,00 to keep quiet
  • Nov 22 Vanellope Wilkins, born with her heart outside her body, is first UK baby to survive birth and operations to reinsert her heart
  • Nov 23 Papua New Guinea Police storm Manus Island refugee camp, forcibly removing asylum seekers
  • Nov 23 Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in Italy
  • Nov 24 Militant gunmen attack a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed on the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, killing 305 people, government retaliates bombing the area
  • Nov 24 Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing Robert Mugabe's 30-year tenure
  • Nov 24 18 women accuse Jean-Claude Arnault with ties to the Nobel Prize Committee of sexual assault and harassment in Swedish Dagens Nyheter newspaper
  • Nov 25 Actress Naya Rivera arrested on a domestic battery charge in West Virginia
  • Nov 25 Longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee - Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago
  • Nov 26 Factory explosion in Chinese port city Ningbo kills at least 2, injuries 30, flattens buildings
  • Nov 26 Presidential elections held in Honduras with allegations of electoral fraud and resulting violent protests
  • Nov 27 North Korean ghost ship washes up Akita prefecture beach, Japan with 8 skeletons on board, 4th boat in a month

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Nov 27 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
  • Nov 27 Pope Francis begins a three-day trip to Myanmar, amid the Rohingya refugee crisis
  • Nov 27 Freight trains kills more than 100 reindeer over three days in Norway
  • Nov 27 Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department confirm it has had 31,801 call outs to deal with snakes this year
  • Nov 27 8 Donkeys freed from jail after 4 days in Orai, Uttar Pradesh, India for eating plants
  • Nov 28 Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya
  • Nov 28 India's Supreme Court rejects appeal to block global release of controversial film "Padmavati"
  • Nov 29 American TV host Matt Lauer is fired from NBC's "Today" show after an allegation of sexual misconduct
  • Nov 29 Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak commits suicide by poison in court at The Hague after 20 year prison term read out
  • Nov 30 Def Jam founder Russell Simmons steps down from his companies after allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Nov 30 Disney announces it has cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in up-coming live action film
  • Nov 30 World's longest recorded rainbow - 8 hrs 58 min in Taipei's Yangmingshan mountain range