This Day in History - November

Can you guess these things that happened in the month of November?
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Date
Year
Clue
Answer
Nov 1
1957
The Mackinac Bridge connects the two peninsulas of this U.S. state
Michigan
Nov 2
1930
Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of this country
Ethiopia
Nov 3
1903
Prodded by the United States, this country separates from Colombia
Panama
Nov 4
1979
Hostages are seized from the U.S. embassy in this country
Iran
Nov 5
1605
This Gunpowder Plot conspirator is captured
Guy Fawkes
Nov 6
1861
This politician is elected President of the Confederate States
Jefferson Davis
Nov 7
1800
A law is passed making it illegal for women in France to wear these
(it would be repealed in 2013)
Trousers
Nov 8
1519
This conquistador enters Tenochtitlán
Hernán Cortés
Nov 9
1989
This wall comes tumbling down
The Berlin Wall
Nov 10
1871
Henry Stanley presumably finds this explorer in the interior of Africa
David Livingstone
Nov 11
1918
An armistice is signed ending hostilities in this war
World War I
Nov 12
1927
This dictator gains undisputed control over the Soviet Union
Joseph Stalin
Nov 13
2015
ISIS terrorists attack the Bataclan theatre in this city
Paris
Nov 14
1948
This British prince is born
Prince Charles
Nov 15
1920
This city on the Germany / Poland border becomes a
quasi-independent city state
Danzig
Nov 16
1988
Benazir Bhutto is elected prime minister of this country
Pakistan
Nov 17
1869
This canal, connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, is inaugurated
Suez Canal
Nov 18
1978
Over 900 Jonestown cult members commit suicide by drinking cyanide
mixed with this sweetened beverage
Flavor Aid
Nov 19
1863
Abraham Lincoln gives a famous speech at this battle site
Gettysburg
Nov 20
1820
This type of whale attacks and sinks the whaling ship Essex
Sperm Whale
Nov 21
1905
This scientist publishes his famous formula: E = MC2
Albert Einstein
Nov 22
1963
This political leader is assassinated in Dallas
John F. Kennedy
Nov 23
1991
One day before his death, this singer reveals that he is HIV positive
Freddie Mercury
Nov 24
1859
This naturalist publishes "On the Origin of Species"
Charles Darwin
Nov 25
1986
The King Fahd Causeway is opened connecting Saudi Arabia
to this nearby island
Bahrain
Nov 26
1976
This band releases their debut single "Anarchy in the U.K."
The Sex Pistols
Nov 27
1095
Pope Urban II calls for this holy war
First Crusade
Nov 28
1717
This pirate captures a French ship which he renames
"Queen Anne's Revenge"
Blackbeard
Nov 29
1877
This musical device is first demonstrated by Thomas Edison
Phonograph
Nov 30
1939
The USSR invades this country to start the Winter War
Finland
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Level 47
Mar 26, 2013
thought of phonograph at the last second then spelled it wrong
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Level 71
Nov 1, 2015
Tried record player, then gramophone (and I'm not British). No one to blame but myself.
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Level 65
Nov 3, 2018
I went totally the wrong direction...theremin, Moog machine (although it was almost certainly invented by someone named Moog), metronome (surely predates Edison), autotuner, player piano....then I remembered hearing about 1,000 times that Edison invented the phonograph and finally got it right.
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Level 67
Nov 21, 2014
Huh, today is the 109th anniversary of the E=MC2.
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Level 74
Aug 28, 2020
Actually, it's E = mc2. Small m, small c.
+4
Level 44
Nov 4, 2015
Mackinac is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful bridges... though I am a Michigander~
+1
Level 59
Nov 1, 2018
Of course I named all of the famous ones except that one. Pizarro, Desoto, Coronado
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Level 60
Nov 1, 2018
Replace 23rd November with 'This long-running British sci-fi television series is first broadcast'
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Level 81
Aug 23, 2020
No one outside England watches Dr. Who except for a laugh.
+2
Level 83
Aug 20, 2020
For the French women clothing prohibition I kept trying variations on "headscarves"... :)
+1
Level 83
Aug 24, 2020
Yep, until I saw the year. :-)
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Level 83
Aug 20, 2020
Anarchy in the UK was released in '76 not '72
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2020
Fixed
+3
Level 78
Aug 21, 2020
It should be E=mc².
+2
Level 64
Aug 24, 2020
Absolutely right. It hurt my eyes such uppercase notation.
+2
Level 89
Aug 21, 2020
Would it be possible to make 'Edward Teach' and 'Edward Thatch' valid type-ins for 'Blackbeard'? Thanks!
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2020
Yes