42 BC, 1st Battle of Philippi: Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius.
1283, Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes 1st nobleman executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.
1712, The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
1739, The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the finish of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736aE”1739.
1778, British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
1789, George Washington made 1st Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the US of America.
1849, American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances.
1860, Rembrandt Peale, American portrait artist, renowned for portraits of Washington and Jefferson (b. 1778) died.
1863, The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln.
1872, Bloomingdale brothers opened their 1st store at 938 Third Avenue, New York City.
1873, Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War. 1882, A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (d. 1974) was born.
1908, The Pravda newspaper is founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.
1918, King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
1919, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series.
1924, Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist and founding editor of Mad magazine (d. 1993) was born.
1925, Gore Vidal, American author (d. 2012) was born.
1929, The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
1932, Iraq gains independence from the UK.
1935, Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
1938, Eddie Cochran, American singer and guitarist (d. 1960) was born.
1942, 1st successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenem