November is a month rich in history. From the founding of the Mission at San Juan Capistrano to the meaning of Thanksgiving Day, there is plenty of interesting facts for all your history and trivia buffs!
November 1, 1776 – Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded in California.
November 4, 1979, Iranian’s stormed the U.S. Embassy in Teheran. They took 90 hostages and held them captive for 444 days, in what is known as the Iran Hostage Crisis.
Nov 5, 2009, US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 29 at Fort Hood, Texas.
November 8, 1942, The United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown, piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down a North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet-to-jet dogfight in history.
November 9, 1989, The Berlin Wall fell. It was constructed in 1961 with a length of 96 miles.
November 11, 1938 – Irving Berlin’s God Bless America was first performed by Kate Smith.
November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
November 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the first ten amendments to the Constitution. AKA the Bill of Rights.
November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Or did he?
November 28, 2019, is Thanksgiving Day. Why?
November 29, 1864, 500 Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians were massacred by U.S. Army troops at Sand Creek, Colorado.