On This Day

Events in History in November 2006

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Nov 5 Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • Nov 10 Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.

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Nov 11 New Zealand war memorial monument unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Nov 12 Former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a second referendum on independence from Georgia
  • Nov 17 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
  • Nov 21 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
  • Nov 24 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.

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Nov 27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • Nov 27 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigns from his position as lifetime senator

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Nov 30 American folk artist "Grandma" Moses' 1943 painting "Sugaring Off" sells for a record $1.3 million for the artist, by Christie's in New York

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • Nov 30 South Africa's Civil Union Act of 2006 legalizes same-sex marriage, becomes fifth country in the world and first in Africa to do so