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Events in History in November 1953

  • Nov 2 Pakistan becomes islamic republic
  • Nov 3 First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)
  • Nov 5 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Frederik Zernicke
  • Nov 5 Paul Searls saws a 32" log in 86.4 seconds
  • Nov 5 Terence Rattigan's "Sleeping Prince" premieres in London
  • Nov 6 French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy
  • Nov 8 Salazar's party wins all parliamentary seats in Portugal
  • Nov 9 Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from France, within the French Union
  • Nov 10 Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised)

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Nov 12 David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • Nov 17 The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland
  • Nov 17 United States joins the United Nations in condemning Israel's raid on Jordan on October 4, 1953
  • Nov 18 Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) accept female suffrage

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Nov 19 US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 20 Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, 1st to break Mach 2 (1,300 MPH)

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Nov 21 Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax

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A replica of the Piltdown skull.
A replica of the Piltdown skull.
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  • Nov 25 Earthquake and tsnunami strike Honshu, Japan
  • Nov 26 Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
  • Nov 29 American Airlines begins 1st regular commercial NY-LA air service
  • Nov 30 French parachutist under Colonel De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
  • Nov 30 Edward Mutesa II, kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda