November 2014 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 60 people were killed and 110 injured by a suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan

9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

Nov 3 New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks

Historic Event

Nov 3 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for global action on climate change after warning from scientists

  • Nov 4 Protectionist wins the 2014 Melbourne Cup
  • Nov 4 The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa
  • Nov 4 The US votes in mid-term elections: Republicans retain the house & regain the Senate
  • Nov 4 Tim Scott becomes the first African-American Senator in the south since the Reconstruction

Battle of Interest

Nov 4 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko orders army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities to combat potential rebel offensive

Historic Event

Nov 5 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 New Zealanders on 'terror watchlist'

Historic Event

Nov 8 Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War

  • Nov 8 Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

Historic Event

Nov 8 US President Obama authorises deployment of 1,500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

  • Nov 9 Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption
  • Nov 9 Celebrations held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; white balloons marking a stretch of the wall symbolize its disappearance
  • Nov 9 Top African business leaders establish an emergency fund to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak
  • Nov 9 United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)

Historic Event

Nov 10 Ethel Kennedy is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama

  • Nov 11 58 people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District, Pakistan
  • Nov 11 An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake
  • Nov 11 The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April is found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison
  • Nov 11 The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute
  • Nov 11 The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence
  • Nov 12 European Space Agency's Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
  • Nov 15 A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning
  • Nov 15 The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case

Summit of Interest

Nov 15 Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense

  • Nov 15 World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth
  • Nov 16 Klaus Iohannis wins the Romanian Presidential election
  • Nov 17 The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops
  • Nov 18 Jamaica win the 2014 Caribbean Cup in football
  • Nov 20 Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes
  • Nov 22 Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground
  • Nov 23 A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan
  • Nov 23 An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country
  • Nov 23 Mass protests in Mexico by relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang
  • Nov 23 Republicans condemn US President Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform
  • Nov 25 Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting
  • Nov 25 Protest erupt across US after a decision by Missouri grand jury not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager
  • Nov 25 Switzerland's Bern Art Museum agrees to accept artworks looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis
  • Nov 25 US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job
  • Nov 30 Australia experiences its hottest spring and second-hottest November recorded
  • Nov 30 Tabaré Vázquez is re-elected President of Uruguay

Weddings in History

  • Nov 1 Counting star Jessa Duggar weds Ben Seewald at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 George E. Slusser, American scholar, writer and Sci-Fic critic, dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Lane Evans, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1983-2007), dies at 63
  • Nov 8 Philip M. Crane, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1969-2005), dies at 84
  • Nov 12 Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), dies at 85
  • Nov 14 Jane Byrne, American politician and 50th Mayor of Chicago, dies at 81
  • Nov 26 Frankie Fraser, English gangster who spent 42 years in jail, dies of complications related to surgery at 90
  • Nov 27 P. D. James [Phyllis Dorothy], Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime and mystery writer (Cover Her Face, Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94
  • Nov 29 Mark Strand, American poet, editor and translator (Another Republic), dies at 80
  • Nov 30 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament (1989-1992), dies at 89
  • Nov 30 Go Seigen [Wu Qingyuan], Chinese-born Japanese Go master considered the greatest Go player in the 20th century, dies of natural causes at 100