NOVEMBER 1, 1914: The best of the best from the fledgling Royal Naval College of Canada, Chief Cadet Captain Arthur Silver, Senior Midshipman W.A. Palmer, Malcolm Cann and Victor Hathaway are among those who perish in navy action off Coronel, Chile.
NOVEMBER 3, 1952: In Korea, Hill 146 is taken over by 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
NOVEMBER 4, 1951: The Chinese conquer Hills 217 and 317 in Korea.
NOVEMBER 5, 1952: General Dwight D. Eisenhower wins U.S. presidential election in landslide victory.
NOVEMBER 6, 1917: Over the worst ground imaginable, 1st and 2nd Canadian divisions launch an assault against Passchendaele.
NOVEMBER 7, 1972: U.S. President Richard Nixon wins second term in huge election victory.
NOVEMBER 8, 1987: An IRA bomb blast kills nearly a dozen people attending a remembrance service in Northern Ireland.
NOVEMBER 9, 1951: In Korea, Canadian troops participate in a raid on Hill 166.
NOVEMBER 10, 1982: Rumours spread that Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev has died.
NOVEMBER 11, 2010: For the first time, Canadians commemorate Remembrance Day without a Canadian First World War veteran. Canada’s last surviving veteran of the war was John Babcock.
NOVEMBER 12, 1982: Polish Solidarity movement leader Lech Walesa is freed after months in prison. For some, his release is seen as the beginning of the end of martial law in Poland.
NOVEMBER 13, 1985: As many as 20,000 people are feared dead following a volcanic eruption in Colombia.
NOVEMBER 14, 1940: A German air raid devastates Coventry, England.
NOVEMBER 15, 1998: An American and British bombing mission is called back after Iraq agrees to allow UN weapons inspectors into the country.
NOVEMBER 16, 1941: The Royal Canadian Navy armed merchant cruiser Prince Robert arrives at Hong Kong, escorting the troopship Awatea carrying the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada.
NOVEMBER 17, 1953: A collision in the English Channel leaves 20 Italian sailors dead.
NOVEMBER 18, 1916: Fourth Canadian Division attacks Desire Trench on the Somme.
NOVEMBER 19, 1954: Canada and the U.S. announce construction of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) radar line across Northern Canada.
NOVEMBER 20, 1945: Several Nazi leaders stand trial in Nuremberg, Germany.
NOVEMBER 21, 1950: A westbound train carrying soldiers to training and eventual embarkation for the war in Korea collides with an eastbound train near Canoe River, B.C. Twelve soldiers died at the scene and more die later. All are members of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.
NOVEMBER 22, 1963: John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas.
NOVEMBER 23, 1963: Lyndon Johnson becomes U.S. President.
NOVEMBER 24, 1956: Canada’s minister of External Affairs, Lester B. Pearson, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work toward implementing a peacekeeping mission in Egypt.
NOVEMBER 25, 1950: The 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, sets sail for Korea.
NOVEMBER 26, 1941: In Washington, D.C., talks between the U.S. and Japan reach a critical stage when the Japanese are told to get out of China and Indo-China.
NOVEMBER 27, 1951: Negotiations are revived for a ceasefire in Korea.
NOVEMBER 28, 1990: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tenders her resignation.
NOVEMBER 29, 1963: Trans Canada Airline flight 831 crashes after takeoff from Dorval airport, killing 118 people.
NOVEMBER 30, 1954: Winston Churchill marks his 80th birthday.