On the 18th November 1916, the Battle of the Somme ended when German troops retired from the final large British attack at the Battle of the Ancre amid worsening weather.
On the 16th November 1945, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – otherwise known as UNESCO – was founded.
On the 12th November 1990, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
On the 8th November 1923, the Beer Hall Putsch took place when Adolf Hitler along with First World War hero Erich Ludendorff led an attempted coup against the Weimar Government by trying to seize power in the Bavarian city of Munich.
On the 2nd November 1795, the Directory was established in France.
The military phase of the Suez Crisis began on the 29th October 1956, when Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai.
On the 23rd October 1739 England declared war on Spain in what became known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear.
On the 21st October 1805, the British navy under the command of Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson defeated the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies.
On the 19th October 1935, the League of Nations voted to impose sanctions on Italy after it invaded Abyssinia.
On the 15th October 1923, the Rentenmark was introduced in Weimar Germany in an attempt to stop the hyperinflation crisis that had crippled the economy.