On This Day

November 2000 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.

Historic Event

Nov 5 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie is laid to rest 25 years after his death after a funeral procession through Addis Ababa

Election of Interest

Nov 7 Controversial US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore is inconclusive; the result, in Bush's favor, is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court

  • Nov 7 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas

Election of Interest

Nov 7 Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate, becoming first US First Lady to win public office and while still the First Lady

Historic Event

Nov 7 Margaret Atwood wins the Booker Prize for her novel "The Blind Assassin"

Historic Event

Nov 13 Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada

  • Nov 15 A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people
  • Nov 15 New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India

Historic Event

Nov 16 Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War

  • Nov 17 A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.

Historic Event

Nov 17 Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as President of Peru

  • Nov 25 Earthquake in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Nov 28 Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze

Birthdays in History

Baby Ariel

Nov 22 Baby Ariel [Ariel Rebecca Martin], American social media personality, born in Pembroke Pines, Florida

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Sue Ryder, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw & Cavendish, British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, dies at 76
  • Nov 5 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), dies at 93
  • Nov 5 Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)
  • Nov 5 Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b.1926)
  • Nov 6 David Brower, American environmentalist and president (Sierra Club), dies at 88
  • Nov 6 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), dies at 92
  • Nov 7 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
  • Nov 7 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 90
  • Nov 10 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician, Prime Minister of France, President of the National Assembly, dies at 85
  • Nov 11 Hugo Pos, Surinamese-Dutch poet and writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 12 Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, (b. 1928)
  • Nov 12 John Bury, British stage designer who worked with Peter Hall, dies at 75
  • Nov 16 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (b. 1971)
  • Nov 17 Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Nov 20 Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (Ping), dies in a car accident at 42
  • Nov 20 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (Iijoki), dies at 81
  • Nov 25 Florizel Glasspole, 3rd Governor-General of Jamaica (1973-91), dies at 91
  • Nov 27 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (Kryptonite), dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), dies at 84