Historic Anniversaries this Week
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Historical Anniversaries this Week

November 13

Events (100 years ago today): 1918 – World War I: Allied troops occupy Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

Births (100 years ago today): 1918George Grant, Canadian philosopher and academic (d. 1988)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Pat Hentgen, American baseball player and coach

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1868Gioachino Rossini, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1792)

November 14

Events (100 years ago today): 1918Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.

Births (100 years ago today): 1918John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (d. 1999)

Commemorations:
World Diabetes Day

November 15

Events (50 years ago today): 1968 – The Cleveland Transit System becomes the first transit system in the western hemisphere to provide direct rapid transit service from a city's downtown to its major airport.

Births (150 years ago today): 1868Emil Racovi??, Romanian biologist, zoologist, and explorer (d. 1947)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (d. 2004)

Commemorations:
World Philosophy Day

November 16

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Shobha Nagi Reddy, Indian politician (d. 2014)

Commemorations:
International Day for Tolerance
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day

November 17

Events (50 years ago today): 1968 – British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.

Births (150 years ago today): 1868Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist and academic (d. 1918)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Sean Miller, American basketball player and coach

Deaths (350 years ago today): 1668Joseph Alleine, English pastor and author (b. 1634)

Deaths (250 years ago today): 1768Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (b. 1693)

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1818Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1744)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968Mervyn Peake, English poet, author, and illustrator (b. 1911)

Commemorations:
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 18

Events (100 years ago today): 1918Latvia declares its independence from Russia.

Births (100 years ago today): 1918?lhan Berk, Turkish poet and author (d. 2008)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Barry Hunter, Irish footballer and manager

November 19

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1868Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1918Joseph F. Smith, American religious leader, 6th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1838)

Commemorations:
International Men's Day

 


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