Coronations, assassinations, awards, appointments, and the achievements of statesmen and spiritual leaders alike. Read about world-changing events here.
Charles DeGaulle Dies November 9
Charles DeGaulle dedicated his life to the military. During his turbulent career he was captured by the German Army and held as a prisoner of war as well as court marshalled by his own country. He died in 1970.
Giuliani is Elected Mayor of New York City
On November 2, 1993, Rudolph William Giuliani was elected the 107th mayor of New York City. He decreased the crime rate and improved the economy, but he will be remembered most for his heroic handling of the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center.
I Have a Dream - August 28, 1963
Frederick Douglass began life as a slave. Through “forbidden” education, he was able to speak out for the abolition of slavery, giving Martin Luther King, Jr. the ability to have a dream, almost a century later. Less than 50 years after King’s historic speech, Barack Obama lived the dream.
Lech Walesa Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Lech Walesa was not a highly educated man, but he worked hard and often suffered punishments to obtain rights for the working class. On October 5, 1983, Walesa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts supporting human rights.
The Berlin Wall is Opened after 28 Years
Thanks to a mistake, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. Not literally, but the gates between east and west were thrown open after almost three decades. Read about this historic day.
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The seven greatest lines ever uttered in American History were nearly forgotten. Discover the Gettysburg Address of November 19, 1863, and the significance of the event and the times.
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