“…OH BOY”

Novem­ber events that changed the world

History Revealed - - TIME CAPSULE NOVEMBER -

20 NOVEM­BER AD 284 DIOCLETIAN COMES TO POWER

A Ro­man cavalry com­man­der, Diocletian, is pro­claimed ruler after Em­peror Carus’s death de­spite him hav­ing two heirs.

7 NOVEM­BER 1492 COMET CRASHES TO EARTH

The first recorded me­te­orite crashes into a wheat field in Al­sace, France. The lo­cals think it is an omen.

10 NOVEM­BER 1871 DR LIV­ING­STONE IS FOUND

After the New York Her­ald sends a re­porter to lo­cate the miss­ing Scot­tish doc­tor David Liv­ing­stone, he even­tu­ally finds him deep within the African jun­gle.

2 NOVEM­BER 1930 SE­LASSIE TAKES THE THRONE

‘Ras Ta­fari’ is crowned King Haile Se­lassie I in Ad­dis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the cer­e­mony cost­ing over 3 mil­lion dol­lars.

30 NOVEM­BER 1936 CRYS­TAL PALACE BURNS DOWN

What be­gan as a small fire rips through Lon­don’s Crys­tal Palace, de­stroy­ing it be­yond re­pair. Only two wa­ter tow­ers sur­vive.

1 NOVEM­BER 1963 VIET­NAMESE PRES­I­DENT KILLED

In a CIA-backed coup, the Pres­i­dent of South Viet­nam, Ngo Dinh Diem, is as­sas­si­nated after the coun­try’s Bud­dhist ma­jor­ity grew an­gry with his pro-Catholic gov­ern­ment.

14 NOVEM­BER 1994 FIRST PUB­LIC EUROSTAR TRIP

The first pay­ing pas­sen­gers board the Eurostar, cross­ing the new Chan­nel Tun­nel on their jour­neys to Lille, Paris and Brus­sels.

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