November 2006 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Nov 5 Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.

  • Nov 10 Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.

Historic Event

Nov 11 New Zealand war memorial monument unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army

  • Nov 12 Former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a second referendum on independence from Georgia
  • Nov 17 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
  • Nov 21 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
  • Nov 24 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.
  • Nov 27 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigns from his position as lifetime senator

Historic Event

Nov 27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

Historic Event

Nov 30 American folk artist "Grandma" Moses' 1943 painting "Sugaring Off" sells for a record $1.3 million for the artist, by Christie's in New York

  • Nov 30 South Africa's Civil Union Act of 2006 legalizes same-sex marriage, becomes fifth country in the world and first in Africa to do so

Weddings in History

  • Nov 4 Croatian princess Paola Doimi de Frankopan (37) weds son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent Lord Nicholas Windsor (37) at St. Stephen of Abyssina in Vatican City

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • Nov 4 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), dies at 98
  • Nov 4 Frank Calder, Canadian politician (British Columbia's first indigenous cabinet minister), dies at 91
  • Nov 4 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist and writer (Frihet och demokrati), dies at 95

Bülent EcevitBülent Ecevit (1925-2006)

Nov 5 four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), dies at 81

  • Nov 7 Jackie Parker, American College and Canadian Football Hall of Fame utility (Mississippi State University; Grey Cup 1954-56; Edmonton Eskimos), dies from throat cancer at 74
  • Nov 7 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 8 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, dies at 65
  • Nov 9 Ellen Willis, American journalist and feminist, dies at 64
  • Nov 9 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director, dies at 83
  • Nov 10 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • Nov 10 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • Nov 11 Harry Lehotsky, American Canadian pastor and activist, dies at 49
  • Nov 12 General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)
  • Nov 15 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman (1912-2006)

Nov 16 American economist (Nobel Prize Economics 1976), dies at 94

  • Nov 16 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 19 Edward Ford, courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 96
  • Nov 20 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Nov 21 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • Nov 22 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician (co-founder of the Parti Québécois), dies at 80
  • Nov 22 Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, dies at 67
  • Nov 23 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer, dies at 43
  • Nov 23 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 24 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • Nov 24 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • Nov 25 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)
  • Nov 25 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist, dies at 75
  • Nov 25 Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)
  • Nov 26 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 26 Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 26 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • Nov 27 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • Nov 27 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • Nov 28 Robert Volpe, Artist, Art Theft Detective (b.1942)
  • Nov 29 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • Nov 30 Rafael Buenaventura, Former BSP Governor (b. 1938)