On This Day

November 2010 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Nov 5 Ai Weiwei is reportedly placed under house arrest by Chinese authorities because of a planned party to mark the demolition of his new studio in Shanghai

Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei
Artist and Activist
Ai Weiwei

Historic Event

Nov 16 In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Engagement of Interest

Nov 16 Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

Wife of Prince William Kate Middleton
Wife of Prince William
Kate Middleton
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • Nov 19 New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed
  • Nov 23 The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

Historic Event

Nov 26 Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair debate - is religion a force for good in the world, in a Monk Debate, Toronto, Canada

Author, Journalist and Orator Christopher Hitchens
Author, Journalist and Orator
Christopher Hitchens
British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair

Weddings in History

Marcus Luttrell

Nov 27 US Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell (25) weds Melanie Juneau in Texas

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Marcus Luttrell

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist (b. 1945)
  • Nov 3 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (Prime Minister of Russia), dies at 72
  • Nov 4 Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (b. 1896)
  • Nov 5 Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • Nov 6 Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official, dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Adminisrtation (b. 1921)
  • Nov 8 Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)
  • Nov 8 Jack Levine, American social realist painter, dies at 95
  • Nov 8 Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (b. 1950)
  • Nov 10 Nicolo Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian organized crime figure, killed at his residence by a sniper at 86
  • Nov 12 Karl Plutus, Estonian jurist and centenarian (b. 1904)
  • Nov 13 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • Nov 16 Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)
  • Nov 16 Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • Nov 18 Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (b. 1937)
  • Nov 20 Laurie Bembenek, American convicted murderer and fugitive (b. 1958)
  • Nov 20 Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
  • Nov 21 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American visual artist and co-founder of DuSable Museum of African American History, dies at 95
  • Nov 21 David Nolan, American political activist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 22 Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • Nov 24 Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)
  • Nov 25 Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer (Bernard Matthews Farms), dies at 80
  • Nov 25 Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 25 C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)
  • Nov 27 Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
  • Nov 28 Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • Nov 29 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (The String, Fever), dies at 73
  • Nov 29 Stephen Solarz, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 70
  • Nov 29 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist and inventor (stored program concept for computers), dies at 97
  • Nov 30 Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)
  • Nov 30 Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (b. 1914)
  • Nov 30 Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)