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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.

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 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 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

Casablanca

Casablanca

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Country: United States of America

Active Adults

Active Adults

Directed by: Aaron Fisher-Cohen

Starring: Jonathan Rosen, Lola Kirke, Dominic Chianese, Joanna Merlin

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

Starring: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Country: United States of America

Books

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American Creation by Joseph J. Ellis

American Creation

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National BestsellerAcclaimed historian Joseph J. Ellis brings his unparalleled talents to this riveting account of the early years of the Republic.The

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love

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The 10th anniversary edition of one of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time.Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best …

Rescuing Sprite by Mark R. Levin

Rescuing Sprite

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Mark Levin, while known as a lawyer and nationally syndicated broadcaster, considers himself first and foremost a dog lover. In 2004, Mark’s family added a new member to their bunch—a beautiful,

The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx with Ian Gittins

The Heroin Diaries

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The notorious co-founder of the legendary rock band Mötley Crüe presents a candid and harrowing account of his own descent into the hell of drug addiction, describing the impact of heroin on his life and the band.

Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Everlasting

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Once, Abrielle was a privileged daughter coveted for her bearing, her breeding, her wit, and her beauty. But when her stepfather is denied his rightful title and the wealth that accompanies