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Historical Events

Events 1 - 19 of 19

1st - First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.
6th - The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.
6th - The military junta of Myanmar (Burma) begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.
9th - Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
9th - The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
15th - Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
15th - 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins
17th - Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.
22nd - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
Singer Gwen StefaniSinger Gwen Stefani 22nd - 32nd American Music Award: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win
23rd - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.
24th - Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.
25th - Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.
Prime Minister of Canada Stephen HarperPrime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper 27th - The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
27th - President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, in power since 1967 and the longest-serving head of state in the world, was re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term.
27th - 93rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 38-35
29th - The new Croatian Communist Party (KPH) is founded in Vukovar.
30th - John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.
30th - The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 11 of 11

2nd - Irish TV and radio presenter Sile Seoige (26) weds Glen Mulcahy at St. Brendan's Church in County Offaly
5th - 2004 Indianapolis 500 racecar driver winner Buddy Rice (29) weds Michelle Noonan in Arizona
11th - Millionaire Nasir Khan weds "Footballers' Wives" actress Laila Rouass (34) in London
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald TrumpBusinessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump (12th) 12th - Businessman Donald Trump Jr. (27) weds model Vanessa Haydon at the Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida
15th - Emperor Akihito's daughter Princess Sayako (36) weds Yoshiki Kuroda (40) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan
19th - Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28) weds music executive Jordan Bratman (32) under a mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford, California
19th - "Corner Gas" actor Brent Butt (39) weds actress Nancy Robertson (34) at Vancouver's Cin Cin Ristorante
19th - "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
19th - Indianapolis 500 racer Danica Patrick (23) weds physical therapist Paul Hospenthal in Scottsdale, Arizona
Singer Christina AguileraSinger Christina Aguilera (19th) 20th - Bollywood actor Zayed Khan (25) weds Malaika Parekh at the Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, India
30th - "Only Fools and Horses" actor David Jason (65) weds Gill Hinchcliffe at Buckingham Palace in London

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 49 of 49

1st - Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
1st - Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
2nd - Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and coach.
4th - Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
4th - Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
5th - Rod Donald, New Zealand environmentalist (b. 1957)
5th - John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)
5th - Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
6th - Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (b. 1967)
6th - Rod Donald, New Zealand Politician, Green Party Co-leader (b. 1957)
6th - Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
7th - Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
7th - Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
8th - David Westheimer, American novelist (b. 1917)
8th - Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (b. 1928)
9th - K. R. Narayanan, President of India (b. 1921)
11th - Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer (b. 1939)
11th - Peter Drucker, American management theorist (b. 1909)
11th - Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)
12th - William G. Adams, former mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (b. 1923)
13th - Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
13th - Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
15th - Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931)
15th - Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)
16th - Robert Tisch, American football team owner (b. 1926)
16th - Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)
16th - Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
17th - Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (b. 1942)
18th - Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)
19th - Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
20th - Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (b. 1931)
20th - Sheldon Gardner, American psychologist (b. 1934)
20th - Chris Whitley, American musician (b. 1960)
20th - James King, American singer (b. 1925)
21st - Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
21st - Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
22nd - Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)
23rd - Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
23rd - Constance Cummings, American-born British actress (b. 1910)
24th - Pat Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid) dies aged 73
25th - George Best, former footballer dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)
25th - Richard Burns, English WRC champion (b. 1971)
26th - Stan Berenstain, children's author, (d. 2005)
27th - Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
27th - Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
28th - Marc Lawrence, American actor (b. 1910)
29th - Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Back to the Future), dies of breast cancer at 47
29th - David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
30th - Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)

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