Name that Year - November Dates Quiz
Will and Guy have a surprise - there are no jokes on this page, just a challenge to you; can you name that year?
All these 33 events happened in November -
But in which year?
The values in brackets is the leeway that
I give you.
For example: The Russo (Russian) - Japanese War starts. (10 years)
Exact answer: 1904, leeway 1894-1914.
- Michelangelo finishes the Sistine chapel and opens the doors to the public. (100 years)
- Magellan is the first to sail around the tip of South America. (100 years)
- Howard Hughes flies the 'Spruce Goose' for the one and only time. (20 years)
- USA introduces income tax for the first time. (50 years)
- Howard Carter finds open King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. (30 years)
- The Parker Brothers release the board game Monopoly. (25 years)
- The 'Irangate' scandal breaks. President Regan authorised arms to Iran. (10 years)
- In which year was Marie Curie born? [Two time Nobel prize winner for work with Radioactivity.](30 years)
- The Gun Powder plot. Guy Fawkes caught in the parliament cellar. (100 years)
- Wilhelm Röntgen discovers x-rays. (40 years)
- Garry Kasparov becomes the youngest world chess champion. (10 years)
- The foundation stone is laid for the White House in Washington DC. (80 years)
- The Church of England allows women to become priests. (10 years)
- Tim Berners-Lee publishes his blue-print for the World Wide Web. (10 years)
- St. Brice's Day massacre. King Ethelred ordered the killing of all Danes in England. (200 years)
- The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) begins its radio transmission in England. (20 years)
- Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, Peru. (75 years)
- Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland. Strangely, Jadwiga is a woman. (200 years)
- Douglas Engelbart obtains a patent for the first computer mouse. (10 years)
- Colonel Nasser becomes president of Egypt. (20 years)
- The seawall at the Zuider Zee dike breaks, flooding villages and killing about 10,000 people in the Netherlands. (200 years)
- President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at a dedication at the cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. (20 years)
- Desgrange and Lefèvre dream up the idea of a Tour de France bike race. (25 years)
- Albert Einstein publishes his paper explaining: E = mc². (25 years)
- Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany. (10 years)
- John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. (5 years)
- Charles Darwin publishes the Origin of Species. (50 years)
- Alfred Nobel patents dynamite. (60 years)
- President Franklin Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. (25 years)
- Pope Urban II announces the First Crusade. (100 years)
- Lady Astor is the first woman to sit in the United Kingdom Parliament. (30 years)
- Band Aid releases the record: 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' (15 years)
- The Folies Bergère opens and performs its first revue. (30 years)
- Which date in November is Bonfire Night?
- Which date in November is Remembrance day?
- Which date in November is St Andrew's Day?
November Special Events
- 1st All Saints Day
- 2nd All Souls (Day of the Dead)
- 5th Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes
- Daylight Saving Time Ends
- 11th Remembrance Day, Armistice day, Poppy day and Veterans day
- 19th The Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln (1863)
- 19th World Toilet Day
- 22nd President Kennedy assassinated (1963)
- 23rd American Indian Heritage Day
- 24th Darwin Publishes 'On the Origin of Species'
- 25th St Catherine's Day (Catherinettes)
- Stir-up Sunday Last Sunday of the Christian year. 5 Sundays before Christmas
- Black Friday
- 30th St Andrews Day (Patron Saint of Scotland)
- November Cyber Monday