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November 1969 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium
  • Nov 9 "Bridge over Troubled Water" single recorded by Simon & Garfunkel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn expelled from the Soviet Writers Union

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Nov 12 US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
  • Nov 14 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
  • Nov 14 Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
  • Nov 15 1st Jackson Five record to enter top 100 (I Want You Back)

VietnamVietnam War Moratorium Demonstration

Nov 15 An estimated 2 million people take part in the Vietnam War Moratorium demonstration across the United States

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Millions marched against the Vietnam War outside the White House
Millions marched against the Vietnam War outside the White House
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  • Nov 15 Wendy's Hamburgers, American fast food restaurant chains founded by Dave Thomas opens in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 16 1968 Mỹ Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported
  • Nov 17 SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland
  • Nov 18 Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi assigned to the Tate and LaBianca murders, will eventually convict Charles Mason for orchestrating the killings
  • Nov 19 Apollo 12's Charles Conrad and Alan Bean become the 3rd and 4th humans on the Moon
  • Nov 20 Alcatraz Island, off San Francisco, is seized by militant Native Americans
  • Nov 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 22 Isolation of a single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • Nov 24 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
  • Nov 24 West German President Heinemann visits The Netherlands
  • Nov 24 Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
  • Nov 26 Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
  • Nov 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 6 Colson Whitehead, American writer (The Intuitionist, The Underground Railroad), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 12 Ian Bremmer, American political scientist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 12 Johnny Gosch, American kidnap victim, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 13 Lori Berenson, American criminal
  • Nov 13 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • Nov 15 Shane Mack, American politician
  • Nov 22 Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)
  • Nov 22 Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
  • Nov 26 Kara Walker, American artist, born in Stockton, California

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63
  • Nov 4 Carlos Marighela, Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle
  • Nov 5 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • Nov 8 Vesto Slipher, American astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory, dies at 93
  • Nov 10 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), dies at 44

Person of interestJoseph P. Kennedy

Nov 18 Joseph P. Kennedy, father of JFK, RFK, TMK, dies in Hyannis Port, at 81

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Nov 21 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • Nov 21 Norman Lindsay, Australian artist and novelist (The Magic Pudding), dies at 90 [1]
  • Nov 28 Elbert Frank Cox, African-American mathematician (first African-American to receive PhD in Mathematics), dies at 73