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November Happenings

Guess these things that happened in November.
Last updated: September 13, 2018
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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 US embassy in this country
Iran
Nov 5
1605
This gunpowder plot conspirator is captured
Guy Fawkes
Nov 6
1861
This man became president of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
Nov 7
1991
This basketball player announces that he is HIV positive
Magic Johnson
Nov 8
1519
This conquistador enters Tenochtitlán
Hernán Cortés
Nov 9
1989
This came tumbling down
The Berlin Wall
Nov 10
1871
Henry Stanley presumably finds this explorer in the interior of Africa
David Livingstone
Nov 11
1918
This war ends
World War I
Nov 12
1927
This dictator gains undisputed control over the Soviet Union
Joseph Stalin
Nov 13
1982
This name-filled memorial is dedicated in Washington D.C.
Vietnam Veterans
Memorial
Nov 14
1948
This British prince is born
Prince Charles
Nov 15
1920
This "free city" is established on the German / Polish border
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
1990
This pop duo is stripped of their Grammy because they didn't actually sing
any of the songs on their album
Milli Vanilli
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 leader is assassinated in Dallas
John F. Kennedy
Nov 23
1992
This provocative pop singer is born in Nashville
Miley Cyrus
Nov 24
1859
This naturalist publishes "On the Origin of Species"
Charles Darwin
Nov 25
1835
This American steel tycoon is born in Scotland
Andrew Carnegie
Nov 26
2008
Pakistani terrorists attack targets in this city
Mumbai
Nov 27
1924
The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is held in this city
New York City
Nov 28
1994
This infamous cannibal is killed in prison
Jeffrey Dahmer
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 76
Nov 6, 2012
More time please. Another minute or so.
+4
level 59
Nov 6, 2012
Jim Jones gave his followers Flavor-Aid.
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level 43
Mar 26, 2013
thought of phonograph at the last second then spelled it wrong
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level 69
Nov 1, 2015
Tried record player, then gramophone (and I'm not British). No one to blame but myself.
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level 57
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 64
Nov 21, 2014
Huh, today is the 109th anniversary of the E=MC2.
+2
level 75
Nov 1, 2015
Miley Cyrus? Really? When you could have had the birthday of Doctor Who?
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level 58
Sep 3, 2018
Both hilariously bad, but everyone on Dr. Who was so blessed ugly, so the more watchable train wreck is Miley.
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level 65
Nov 1, 2015
Can you accept Milli Vanelli instead of Milli Vanilli?
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level 70
May 31, 2017
Accept Gino Vannelli? Or Gene Autry? Or Bing Crosby? Or Slim Whitman?
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level 68
Nov 1, 2018
Boxcar Willie?
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level 39
Nov 4, 2015
Mackinac is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful bridges... though I am a Michigander~
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level 61
Feb 16, 2017
Tried Vietnam veterans, which was not accepted. Since "memorial" is in the question, why would it be necessary to type it again?
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level ∞
Sep 16, 2017
Only "Vietnam" is required. Maybe you misspelled it.
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level 81
Aug 20, 2018
Typo in third to last clue. "prisont"
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level 58
Nov 1, 2018
Correction: Guess these mostly American things that happened in November.
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level 57
Nov 3, 2018
This gripe is lame on just about any quiz, but it's especially lame here. Looks to me like well more than half the questions primarily involve other countries, and most of the US questions (like the one about Kennedy, Vietnam Memorial, phonograph) certainly qualify as history everyone should know (not necessarily the Memorial itself, but the dates make it pretty easy to deduce what was commemorated). You're left with Mackinac, Essex, Carnegie, Miley Cyrus, Dahmer, and the Thanksgiving Day Parade that are "US questions." Carnegie and Cyrus are famous well beyond the US and if the answer to the Thanksgiving Day Parade is the first one everyone would guess. So that leaves...three questions. Oh dear me. We need to shut down the whole site until we get this resolved.
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level 53
Nov 1, 2018
Of course I named all of the famous ones except that one. Pizarro, Desoto, Coronado
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level 57
Nov 1, 2018
Replace 23rd November with 'This long-running British sci-fi television series is first broadcast'
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level 36
Nov 1, 2018
no nut november
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