On This Day

November 2007 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Pervez Musharraf declares emergency rule across Pakistan, suspends the Constitution, imposes a State of Emergency and fires the chief justice of the Supreme Court

General and 10th President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf
General and 10th President of Pakistan
Pervez Musharraf
  • Nov 5 China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • Nov 7 Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

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Nov 10 ¿Por qué no te callas? ("Why don't you shut up?")incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Nov 13 An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six
  • Nov 14 the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.
  • Nov 15 A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroying Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest
  • Nov 23 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 24 Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.

25th Australian Prime Minister John Howard
25th Australian Prime Minister
John Howard
  • Nov 25 The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.
  • Nov 29 The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
  • Nov 29 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.

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Nov 30 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg enters campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with suspected bomb and holds three people hostage for 5 hours

US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General (b. 1915)
  • Nov 2 Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
  • Nov 2 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
  • Nov 3 Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
  • Nov 5 Nils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (b. 1922)
  • Nov 6 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 87
  • Nov 6 Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician, killed in a bomb attack at 47 or 48
  • Nov 6 George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)
  • Nov 7 Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)
  • Nov 8 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary, dies at 64
  • Nov 8 Chad Varah, English founder of charity The Samaritans (b. 1911)
  • Nov 8 Aad Nuis, Dutch writer and political scientist, dies at 74
  • Nov 10 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-75), dies at 100
Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
  • Nov 12 Ira Levin, American author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day), dies at 78
  • Nov 13 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman, dies at 47
  • Nov 13 Montague "Monty" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • Nov 16 Harold Alfond, American businessman and founder of Dexter Shoe Company, dies at 93
  • Nov 20 Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)
  • Nov 22 Maurice Béjart, Father of the Ballet Renewal(b. 1929)
  • Nov 26 Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
  • Nov 27 Robert Cade, American physician and inventor of Gatorade, dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • Nov 28 Gudrun Wagner, co-director of the Bayreuth Festival (b. 1944)
  • Nov 28 Boeli van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde), dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Henry Hyde, American politician (Rep (R) Illinois (1975-2007), dies at 83
  • Nov 29 James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Roger Smith, American Chairman and CEO of General Motors), dies at 82

Person of interestEvel Knievel

Nov 30 Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), dies of pulmonary disease at 69

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Nov 30 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist, dies at 59