Limited Time Offer: Get 2 Months of ABCmouse.com for only $5!

This Month in History

President Lincoln's InaugurationThis Month in History - November

2 Peter the Great becomes Emperor of Russia (1721)

3 First Opium War between China and Britain begins. (1839)

3 Clarence Birdseye marketed frozen peas (1952)

4. Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd (1842)

6 Abraham Lincoln elected President of the United States (1860)

7 Cartoonist Thomas Nast depicts Republican party as an elephant in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly. (1874)

8 Montana became the 41st State (1889)

8 President Franklin D. Roosevelt forms the Civil Works Administration to help create jobs for millions of workers unemployed during the Great Depression. (1933)

9 Giant Pandas are discovered in China (1927)

10 The United States Marine Corps was created. (1775)

10 Direct dial telephone service is first available coast to coast. (1951)

10 Sesame Street premiered on PBS television (1969)

10 The Edmund Fitzgerald and it's entire crew is lost during a storm on Lake Superior. (1975)

11 Forty one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sign a compact calling for a "body Politick" just off the Massachusetts coast. (1620)

12 The space shuttle Columbia was launched for the 2and time. This was the first time a space vehicle was used more than once. (1981)

13 The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opens to the public, connecting New York City and New Jersey. (1927)

13 The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18 (1942)

14 The first streetcar went into operation (1832)

14 Yale University goes Co-ed. (1968)

15 The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation. (1777)

19 Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. (1863)

20 Ford quit making the unpopular Edsel (1959)

22 President John F. Kennedy, the youngest person to become a U.S. president, is assassinated in Dallas ,Texas as his motorcade travelled through the city. (1963)

23 A patent is issued for the horseshoe manufacturing machine. (1835)

24 Charles Darwin publishes his theory on evolution "On the Origin of the Species", sparking great controversy. (1859)

26 The first lion was exhibited in America (1716)

28 The "Grande Ole Opry "debuts on radio. (1925)

30 The United Stated and Great Britain sign a peace treaty in Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary War. (1782)

Get 2 Months for $5!