November is a month rich in history. Memorable events in November History include the founding of first female medical school and the meaning of Thanksgiving Day. Read A Little November History for interesting facts for all you history and trivia buffs!
November 1, 1848, the first term of The Boston Female Medical School started with just twelve students.
November 4, 1862, Richard Gatling patented his first rapid-fire gun which used revolving barrels to load, fire, and extract the cartridges.
November 11th the USA celebrates Veterans Day (formerly called Armistice Day).
November 13, 1942, the cruiser USS Juneau was sunk by the Japanese at Guadalcanal. The five Sullivan Brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, died as a result of the attack. Their deaths prompted the U.S. Navy to adopt the Sole Survivor Policy.
November 17, 1970, Elton John recorded one of his best, 11 17 70.
November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
November 26, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first American holiday to be a day of prayer and public thanksgiving for the successful establishment of the new American republic. Thanksgiving Day.
November 30, 1782, a provisional peace treaty was signed by Great Britain and the United States ending America’s War of Independence. The final treaty was signed in Paris on September 3, 1783.