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Events of Late November
Answer the questions about these late-November events.
Last updated: October 7, 2012
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Nov. 12, 1981 – For the first time, a manned spacecraft is re-used, as this Space Shuttle is launched for the second time.
Nov. 13, 1982 – This long, V-shaped memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Nov. 13, 1927 – Opening of the world’s first underwater automobile tunnel, in this city.
New York City
Nov. 14, 1851 – U.S. publication of this novel by Herman Melville, about the hunt for a great white whale.
Nov. 14, 1948 – Birthday of this man, next in line to the throne of the United Kingdom.
Nov. 15, 1887 – Birthday of this most important female artist of the 20th century.
Nov. 15, 1738 – Birthday of William Herschel, the English musician and astronomer who discovered this planet.
Nov. 16, 1896 – For the first time, electricity is sent from a hydroelectric power plant to a city. The power plant was at Niagara Falls. What was the city?
Buffalo, New York
Nov. 16, 1907 – This “Sooner State” becomes the 46th state of the Union.
Nov. 17, 1558 – England’s Queen Mary I dies, and this “virgin queen” comes to power.
Nov. 17, 1790 – Birthday of this German astronomer, mathematician, author, and discoverer of a curious, twisted strip of paper.
August Ferdinand Möbius
Nov. 17, 1820 – Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see this continent.
Nov. 18, 1963 – The first transistorized push-button telephones are introduced by this corporation.
Nov. 18, 1928 – “Steamboat Willie,” the first cartoon with sound, is shown in New York. Name the cartoon’s creator.
Nov. 19, 1921 – The battleship West Virginia is launched for the first time. It would be sunk in a surprise attack on this naval base.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Nov. 19, 1863 – President Lincoln gives one of his most famous speeches, dedicating a cemetery in this town.
Nov. 20, 1925 – Birthday of this man, who was U.S. Attorney General under Kennedy, Senator from New York, and presidential candidate in 1968.
Robert F. Kennedy
Nov. 20, 1889 – Birthday of this astronomer, who proved that the universe is expanding. A telescope is named after him.
Edwin Powell Hubble
Nov. 21, 1789 – This “Tar Heel State” becomes the 12th state of the union.
Nov. 26, 1906 – This U.S. President, the first to leave the country while in office, returns from Panama.
Nov. 27, 1942 – This rock guitar legend and hero of Woodstock is born in Seattle.
Nov. 28, 1912 – This small country, bordering Greece, declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Nov. 29, 1898 – This author of “The Chronicles of Narnia” is born in Belfast.
Nov. 30, 1874 – Birthday of this wartime prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Nov. 30, 1835 – Birthday of this author of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
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