Month In History

Discover the global events and personal stories of November

November 9, 1938

Kristallnacht

An Assistant Secretary of the Interior tries to stop the annihilation of German Jews.

November 16, 1858

“‘And This Too Shall Pass Away’ – Never Fear.”

At an even more fraught and divisive moment in our past, Abraham Lincoln lost an epic contest - and so 160 years ago wrote this letter, whose final words, echoing King Solomon, are once more worth heeding. "'And this too shall pass away.' Never fear."

November 22, 1963

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

If it had rained that morning; if Jacqueline Kennedy had not been with him; if the crowds to greet them hadn't been so deep...

November 29, 1947

The UN General Assembly Adopts the Partition Plan

Truman's aide battled the entire State Department to ensure Truman's support for the Jewish State

November 29, 1947

The Anniversary of the United Nations Resolution Creating a Jewish State

President Harry Truman stands by the 1947 creation of a Jewish homeland.

November 30, 1835

The Birth of Humorist Mark Twain, Née Samuel L. Clemens

Young Mark Twain, in Maui, on horseback, arranges to meet shipboard friends.



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