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Events in History in November 1960

  • Nov 1 Benelux treaty goes into effect

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 2 Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

  • Nov 3 Ivory Coast adopts constitution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 4 Mary Leakey and Louis Leakey discover first Homo habilis jaw fragments (OH 7) at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
Archaeologist and Paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and Paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 John F. Kennedy is elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate Richard Nixon who was the incumbent Vice President

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

How Britain Fell in Love with Lady ChatterleyHow Britain Fell in Love with Lady Chatterley

Nov 10 Uncensored version of D. H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley’s Lover" finally goes on sale in the UK after a jury finds publisher Penguin Books not guilty in an obscenity trial

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Copies of the un-banned Lady Chatterley were much-prized and sold out within minutes. Photo: Keystone/Getty Images
Copies of the un-banned Lady Chatterley were much-prized and sold out within minutes. Photo: Keystone/Getty Images
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BattleCoup d'état

Nov 12 Coup against South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm fails

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • Nov 12 Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude
  • Nov 14 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)
  • Nov 14 Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo
  • Nov 14 Riot due to school integration in New Orleans
  • Nov 15 USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched
  • Nov 16 NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP
  • Nov 18 Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration
  • Nov 19 Mickey Vernon is hired as 1st manager of new Washington team
  • Nov 22 French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons
  • Nov 23 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched
  • Nov 25 First atomic reactor for research & development, Richland, Wa
  • Nov 25 Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated
  • Nov 27 Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast
  • Nov 27 Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville, Congo
  • Nov 28 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
  • Nov 30 French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
  • Nov 30 Tad Mosels "All the Way Home" premieres in NYC