November 2009 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 5 US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.
  • Nov 6 Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa, designed by Peter Rich, wins World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona

Event of Interest

Nov 6 President Barack Obama signs congressional resolution conferring honorary U.S. citizenship to Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski

  • Nov 9 Joe Cada becomes the youngest winner of the World Series of Poker
  • Nov 13 Germany's growth of 0.7% in the third quarter helps lead the Eurozone out of the recession after providing overall growth of 0.4% in the same period, with the whole European Union growing 0.2%, it is reported today
  • Nov 13 The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery
  • Nov 14 The National Statistical Service of Greece states that the country has been in recession since the beginning of the year
  • Nov 20 The Mexican government declares its economy technically out of recession after 2.93% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2009; Mexico had been in a severe economic crisis for over a year prior to its economic rebound

Event of Interest

Nov 22 President Hugo Chávez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter

  • Nov 23 Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Nov 25 Flooding in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours, killing over 150 people and sweeping thousands of cars away during Hajj
  • Nov 30 Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation

Event of Interest

Nov 30 José Mujica announced as the winner of the run-off election in Uruguay the day before and president-elect

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 19 Prince Gaston d'Orléans

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • Nov 4 Hubertus Brandenburg, Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (b. 1923)
  • Nov 8 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • Nov 10 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • Nov 11 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • Nov 15 Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (b. 1914)
  • Nov 15 Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician and Prime Minister of Belgium (1965-66), dies at 98
  • Nov 18 Jeanne-Claude [Denat de Guillebon], French artist who worked with Christo (Running Fence, Wrapped Reichstag), dies at 74
  • Nov 20 Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Nov 21 Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (Voskhod 1), dies at 83
  • Nov 24 Samak Sundaravej, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008), dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Prince of the Belgians and son of Leopold III, dies at 67
  • Nov 29 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), dies at 61