is the 310th day of the year (311th in November 6 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 55 days remaining until the end of the year.
With 88 days between the
equinox on September 23 and the solstice on 21 December, we are considered halfway through the relevant seasons ( autumn or fall in the northern hemisphere; spring in the southern hemisphere) on this day.
355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls.
1528 - Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
1632 - Death of King Gustavus Adolphus the Great of Sweden in the Battle of Lützen during the Thirty Years War.
1789 - Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
1844 - The first constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted.
1861 - American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
1865 - American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.
1869 - In New Brunswick, Rutgers University defeats Princeton University, 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
1873 - The Halifax Rugby League Football Club is formed.
1913 - Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1917 - World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium.
1918 - The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
1925 - Secret agent Sidney Reilly is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
1928 - Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.
1931 - Indian spiritual leader Meher Baba arrives in the United States for the first time aboard the SS Roma.
1935 - Before the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers, Edwin Armstrong presents his paper " A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation."
1935 - First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
1939 - World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau
1941 - World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, that the Germans have lost 4.5 million soldiers (a wild exaggeration) and that Soviet victory was near.
1942 - World War II: SS City of Cairo is sunk by German U-Boat U-68 in the South Atlantic en route to Brazil from Cape Town.
1943 - World War II: Russia recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city's ancient buildings.
1944 - Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, subsequently used in the Fat Man Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
1947 - makes its Meet The Press television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).
1957 - Félix Gaillard becomes Prime Minister of France.
1962 - Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
1963 - Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
1965 - Cuba and the United States formally agree to start an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans will use this program.
1971 - The AEC tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
1974 - Mike Marshall of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the first relief pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in the National League.
1975 - Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara.
1977 - The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, fails, killing 39.
1985 - In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the April 19 Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices.
1985 - " Irangate" scandal: The American press reveals that US President Ronald Reagan had authorized the shipment of arms to Iran.
1999 - Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
2002 - 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
2004 - An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150.
2005 - The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.
2005 - The military junta of Myanmar begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.
1391 - Edmund de Mortimer, English politician (d. 1425)
1479 - Joanna I of Castile, queen of Spain (d. 1555)
1494 - Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1566)
1550 - Karin Månsdotter, Queen of Sweden (d. 1612)
1661 - King Charles II of Spain (d. 1700)
1692 - Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763)
1753 - Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)
1753 - Jean-Baptiste Breval, French composer (d. 1823)
1814 - Adolphe Sax, Belgian inventor (d. 1894)
1833 - Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (d. 1908)
1841 - Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (d. 1915)
1841 - Armand Fallières, French president (d. 1931)
1851 - Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (d. 1902)
1854 - John Philip Sousa, American composer (d. 1932)
1855 - Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)
1860 - Ignace Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and President of Poland (d. 1941)
1861 - James Naismith, Canadian inventor of basketball (d. 1939)
1880 - Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
1880 - Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
1882 - Thomas Ince, American movie actor, director, producer. (d. 1924)
1887 - Walter Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1946)
1892 - Harold Ross, American editor (d. 1951)
1893 - Edsel Ford, president of Ford Motor Company (d. 1943)
1906 - James D. Norris, sportsman and businessman ( Chicago Blackhawks) (d. 1966)
1914 - Jonathan Harris, American actor (d. 2002)
1916 - Ray Conniff, American composer and conductor (d. 2002)
1921 - James Jones, American writer (d. 1977)
1924 - Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler, AKA Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (d. 2005)
1926 - Frank Carson, Northern Irish comedian
1931 - Mike Nichols, American film director
1932 - Stonewall Jackson, American country singer
1937 - Joe Warfield, American actor
1938 - Mack Jones, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1938 - Jim Pike, American singer ( The Lettermen)
1938 - P.J. Proby, American-born singer and actor
1938 - Diana E. H. Russell, South African feminist writer and activist
1938 - Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter
1939 - Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (d. 1964)
1940 - Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service
1946 - Sally Field, American actress
1946 - Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer
1947 - Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter
1947 - George Young, Australian musician ( AC/DC)
1948 - Glenn Frey, American singer ( Eagles)
1949 - Brad Davis, American actor (d. 1991)
1949 - Arturo Sandoval, Cuban-born trumpeter
1949 - Nigel Havers, English actor
1951 - Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney
1952 - Michael Cunningham, American writer
1954 - Catherine Crier, American television personality
1955 - Maria Shriver, American journalist
1957 - Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
1957 - Cam Clarke, American voice actor
1957 - Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress
1957 - Lori Singer, American actress
1958 - Trace Beaulieu, American comic actor best known for his work in Mystery Science Theater 3000
1960 - Michael Cerveris, American actor
1961 - Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer
1961 - Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator
1963 - Rozz Williams, American musician ( Christian Death) (d. 1998)
1964 - Kerry Conran, American filmmaker
1964 - Corey Glover, American musician ( Living Color)
1965 - Greg Graffin, American singer ( Bad Religion)
1966 - Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer
1966 - Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist ( Rammstein)
1966 - Peter DeLuise, American actor and director
1967 - Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress (d. 1989)
1968 - Alfred Williams, American football player
1968 - Jerry Yang, Chinese American entrepreneur ( Yahoo!, Inc.)
1968 - Kelly Rutherford, American actress
1970 - Ethan Hawke, American actor
1972 - Garry Flitcroft, English footballer
1972 - Thandie Newton, Zambian actress
1972 - Rebecca Romijn, American actress
1972 - Deivi Cruz, American baseball player
1973 - Nell McAndrew, British model
1976 - Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist ( MxPx)
1976 - Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter
1976 - Pat Tillman, American football player (d. 2004)
1976 - Catherine Clark, Canadian journalist (also daughter of former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark)
1977 - Patrícia Tavares, Portuguese actress
1978 - Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host
1978 - Daniella Cicarelli, Brazilian model and television host
1978 - Sandrine Blancke, Belgian actress
1978 - Taryn Manning, American actress
1978 - Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver
1979 - Lamar Odom, American basketball player
1981 - Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
1981 - Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor
1982 - Sowelu, Japanese pop singer
1987 - Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player
1988 - Emma Stone, American actress
1988 - Erik Lund, Swedish football player
1989 - Jozy Altidore, American soccer player
1231 - Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1196)
1406 - Pope Innocent VII
1492 - Antoine Busnois, French composer
1550 - Ulrich (b. 1487)
1632 - King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (b. 1594)
1656 - King John IV of Portugal (b. 1603)
1656 - Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)
1692 - Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (b. 1619)
1752 - Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)
1771 - John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (b. 1695)
1790 - James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726)
1796 - Catherine II of Russia (b. 1729)
1816 - Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (b. 1752)
1822 - Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (b. 1748)
1836 - King Charles X of France (b. 1757)
1846 - Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (b. 1800)
1846 - Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general
1893 - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (b. 1840)
1910 - Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (b. 1838)
1925 - Khải Định, Emperor of Vietnam
1929 - Prince Maximilian of Baden, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1867)
1936 - Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (b. 1864)
1941 - Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
1960 - Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
1964 - Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)
1964 - Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
1965 - Edgard Varèse, French composer (b. 1883)
1965 - Clarence Williams, American musician (b. 1898)
1968 - Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
1968 - Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)
1970 - Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1900)
1978 - Harry Bertoia, Italian artist and designer (b. 1915)
1978 - Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)
1984 - Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
1985 - Joel Crothers, Soap Opera Actor (b. 1941)
1986 - Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (b. 1911)
1987 - Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)
1989 - Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
1989 - Dickie Goodman, creator of "break-in" records (b. 1934)
1991 - Gene Tierney, American actress (b. 1920)
1995 - Aneta Corsaut, American actress (b. 1933)
1998 - Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
2000 - David R. Brower, American environmentalist (b. 1912)
2000 - L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (b. 1907)
2001 - Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (b. 1926)
2002 - Sid Sackson, American board game designer (b. 1920)
2003 - Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
2003 - Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (b. 1919)
2003 - Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (b. 1962)
2004 - Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
2004 - Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
2005 - Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (b. 1967)
2005 - Rod Donald, New Zealand Politician, Green Party Co-leader (b. 1957)
2005 - Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
2006 - Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)
2006 - Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
2007 - Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
2007 - Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
2007 - George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster (b. c 1939)
2007 - Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician (b. c 1962)
2007 - George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)
2007 - Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
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25 Familypedia people were born on November 6
43 Familypedia people died on November 6
25 Familypedia people were first married on November 6