November 2007 calendar

November 2007

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 2007: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2007?


  • 01 Nov 2007 The Swedish Mint (Swedish: Myntverket) in Eskilstuna, Sweden, loses the competition to produce Swedish national coins to Rahapaja Oy of Finland, ending a more than 1000-year-long tradition of minting Swedish coins in Sweden. (Dagens Nyheter)
  • 02 Nov 2007 The United Nations will send home 108 of the 950 Sri Lankan peacekeepers in Haiti, accusing them of sexual abuse, including with underage girls. (BBC)
  • 03 Nov 2007 In California, the Urban Challenge is held, a competition sponsored by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency to design a robot car capable of negotiating urban streets and normal traffic. The US$2 million first prize is won by engineers from Carnegie Mellon University for a pilotless Chevrolet Tahoe.
  • 04 Nov 2007 At least six people are killed as a Learjet 35 crashes into a residential district in São Paulo, Brazil. (Reuters via News Limited)
  • 05 Nov 2007 China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • 06 Nov 2007 At least 35 people are killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan, officials say. (BBC)
  • 07 Nov 2007 Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.
  • 08 Nov 2007 EU interior ministers agreed that nine member states from central and eastern Europe are sufficiently prepared to join EU's Schengen border-free zone on December 21. (EUobserver)
  • 09 Nov 2007 The German Bundestag passes the controversial data retention bill mandating storage of citizens' telecommunications traffic data for six months without probable cause.
  • 10 Nov 2007 ?Por que no te callas? incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez.
  • 11 Nov 2007 Prince William, an officer in the Blues and Royals, laid a wreath for the first time by the Cenotaph as his grandmother The Queen and his father The Prince of Wales, looked on. (AP)
  • 12 Nov 2007 Didymus Mutasa, the Minister of Lands and Security of Zimbabwe, admits in a court in Paris, France, that the Mugabe government stole land from ten citizens of the Netherlands. If the government does not voluntarily compensate the citizens then they have the right to seize property owned by the Zimbabwean government of equal value. (VOA)
  • 13 Nov 2007 High Speed 1 from London to the Channel Tunnel is opened to passengers.
  • 14 Nov 2007 The last direct-current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison.
  • 15 Nov 2007 Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.
  • 16 Nov 2007 An Airbus A340-600, scheduled to be delivered at Etihad Airways' base in Abu Dhabi, crashes into a barrier at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport during tests. Five people are injured. (BBC)
  • 17 Nov 2007 War in Afghanistan: Two NATO Canadian soldiers and an interpreter are killed by a roadside bomb in Panjawi, Kandahar province. Three more soldiers are wounded. (BBC)
  • 18 Nov 2007 Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's former Prime Minister, announces he will dissolve the Forza Italia party and found a new one called Freedom People's Party. (BBC)
  • 19 Nov 2007 2007 Burmese anti-government protests:
  • 20 Nov 2007 2007 Pakistani state of emergency:
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  • 22 Nov 2007 Jordanian King Abdullah appoints technocrat Nader al-Dahabi as the new Prime Minister. (BBC)
  • 23 Nov 2007 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.
  • 24 Nov 2007 United States and Iraqi forces arrest at least 20 suspected militants in Kirkuk, Iraq. (BBC)
  • 25 Nov 2007 At least eight football fans die when part of the Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, collapses. (BBC)
  • 26 Nov 2007 At least 60 miners are trapped underground following an explosion in a gold mine in Ponce Enriquez in southern Ecuador. (AP via CTV)
  • 27 Nov 2007 The Annapolis Conference, a peace conference trying to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, is held in Annapolis, Maryland, in the United States. (NYT)
  • 28 Nov 2007 An explosion and fire southeast of Clearbrook, Minnesota, kills two workers and forced the closure of a pipeline that carries nearly a fifth of U.S. crude oil imports from Canada. (MarketWatch)
  • 29 Nov 2007 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as far south as Trinidad.
  • 30 Nov 2007 Rambhadracharya, a Hindu religious leader, released the first Braille version of Bhagavad Gita, with the original Sanskrit text and a Hindi commentary at New Delhi.

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The Indian

The Indian

Release year: 2007

Directed by: James R. Gorrie

Starring: Matt Dallas, Sal Landi, Jane Higginson, Alison Haislip

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

Country: United States of America

The Mist

The Mist

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in November 2007?
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Stone Cold by David Baldacci

Stone Cold


The #1 bestselling author of The Collectors and Simple Genius returns with STONE unforgetable novel of revenge, conspiracy, and murder that brings a band of unlikely heroes face-to-face with their greatest threat.

I Am America (and So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

I Am America (and So Can You!)


I AM AMERICA (AND SO CAN YOU!) is Stephen Colbert's attempt to wedge his brain between hardback covers. In plain conversational language, not to mention the occasional grunt and/or whistle, Stephen explains his take on the most pressing concerns of …

Protect And Defend by Vince Flynn

Protect And Defend


Vince Flynn’s #1 New York Times bestseller sends counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp on a collision course with America’s most feared enemy.No

World Without End by Ken Follett

World Without End


In this “epic” (The Denver Post) sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, it is now two centuries after the townspeople of Kingsbridge have finished building its exquisite Gothic cathedral.

Creation In Death by J. D. Robb

Creation In Death


The 25th In Death novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author