On the 2nd December 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of the French at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The National Assembly of Romanians of Transylvania and Hungary declared the unification of Transylvania and the Kingdom of Romania.
On the 30th November 1982, Michael Jackson released the album Thriller, which went on to become the best-selling album of all time.
The Declaration of Olmütz was signed between Prussia and Austria, in which Prussia submitted to Austrian dominance.
On the 28th November 1520, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European ships from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific as part of his planned circumnavigation of the earth.
Englishman Theodore Hook orchestrated a practical joke known as the Berners Street hoax in the heart of London.
On the 26th November 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.
The Treaty of Granada ended the Granada War and brought about the end of Islamic rule on the Iberian Peninsula.
On the 24th November 1859, English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, the ground-breaking book that is considered by many to be the foundation of evolutionary biology.
The world’s first ‘Nickel-In-The-Slot Phonograph’ introduced the concept of the jukebox to the public.
At 12.30pm on Friday November 22nd 1963, President John F. Kennedy of the United States of America was fatally shot as his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.
21 people were killed and 182 were injured in the Birmingham pub bombings.
On the 20th November 1945 the first, and best known, of the Nuremberg Trials began.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time at the Geneva Summit.