United States Historical Events in November

United States Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped America to what it is today. This is a compilation of significant events for the month of November including the birth and death of famous Americans as well as laws promulgated by authorities. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

United States Historical Events in November

Day Year Event
1 1952 The United States detonates the hydrogen bomb, the world’s first thermonuclear weapon.
2 1795 Birthday: James K. Polk, the 11th US president, was born in Pineville, North Carolina.
2 1865 Birthday: Warren Harding, the 29th US president, was born in Blooming Grove, Ohio.
2 1889 North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th state respectively to the admitted to the Union.
8 1889 Montana became the 41th state respectively to the admitted to the Union.
11 1889 Washington became the 42th state respectively to the admitted to the Union.
16 1907 Oklahoma became the 46th state to the admitted to the Union.
18 1886 Death: Chester Arthur, the 21st US president, died in New York City at age 57.
19 1831 Birthday: James Garfield Jr., the 20th US president, was born in Moreland Hills, Ohio.
19 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address, one of the most well-known speeches in history.
20 1942 Birthday: Joseph Biden Jr., the 46th US president, was born in Pennsylvania, United States.
21 1789 North Carolina became the 12th state to the admitted to the Union.
22 1963 Death by Assassination: John Kennedy, the 35th US president, died in Dallas, Texas.
23 1804 Birthday: Franklin Pierce, the 14th US president, was born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.
24 1784 Birthday: Zachary Taylor, the 12th US president, was born in Barboursville, Virginia.
30 2018 Death: George H. W. Bush, the 41st US president, died in Houston, Texas.

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US Historical Events in November
US Historical Events in November

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