November 1971

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The following events occurred in November 1971:

November 1, 1971 (Monday)

November 2, 1971 (Tuesday)

November 3, 1971 (Wednesday)

November 4, 1971 (Thursday)

November 5, 1971 (Friday)

November 6, 1971 (Saturday)

November 7, 1971 (Sunday)

November 8, 1971 (Monday)

  • Led Zeppelin release their officially untitled fourth studio album; it goes on to become the biggest selling album of the year (1972), the band's biggest selling album, and the fourth best selling album of all time.
  • Born: Naomi Biden, daughter of Joe Biden and Neilia Hunter Biden (died 1972 along with her mother in a car accident). Kansas City rap artist, Tech N9ne.

November 9, 1971 (Tuesday)

November 10, 1971 (Wednesday)

November 11, 1971 (Thursday)

November 12, 1971 (Friday)

  • Vietnam War – Vietnamization: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1, 1972, as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.
  • Paul Joseph Cini hijacks an Air Canada plane, but is later arrested without incident.
  • Official opening of the History House at 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney.[2]

November 13, 1971 (Saturday)

November 14, 1971 (Sunday)

November 15, 1971 (Monday)

November 16, 1971 (Tuesday)

November 17, 1971 (Wednesday)

November 18, 1971 (Thursday)

November 19, 1971 (Friday)

November 20, 1971 (Saturday)

  • A bridge still in construction, called Elevado Engenheiro Freyssinet, falls over the Paulo de Frontin Avenue, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 48 people are killed and several injured. Reconstructed, the bridge is now part of the Linha Vermelha elevate.
  • Women from all over the US show support for abortion rights with marches on Washington D C. and San Francisco. A new organization, WONAAC, called for the marches. WONAAC was formed by a national conference of more than 1000 women that convened for a week in New York City in July 1971.[3][4][5]

November 21, 1971 (Sunday)

November 22, 1971 (Monday)

November 23, 1971 (Tuesday)

November 24, 1971 (Wednesday)

November 25, 1971 (Thursday)

November 26, 1971 (Friday)

November 27, 1971 (Saturday)

  • The USSR's Mars 2 probe impacts the Martian surface due to a computer malfunction.

November 28, 1971 (Sunday)

  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police receive a call about a pickup truck blocking Highway 20 around Alexis Creek near Williams Lake.[8] Fred Quilt, a 55-year-old leader of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation, is arrested on charges of drunk driving.[9] RCMP constables Daryl Bakewell and Peter Eakins find Fred Quilt along with three other members of his family in the pickup. The RCMP constables later allege that the four were "extremely intoxicated" and that Quilt had to be pulled from the truck and fell to the ground, falling again as he was being taken to the police truck in which the four were driven to the nearby Anahim Reserve.[10] Quilt dies two days later, and the Fred Quilt inquiry follows.
  • Died: Wasfi al-Tal, 52, Prime Minister of Jordan, assassinated by members of Black September on the steps of the Sheraton Hotel, Cairo, where he was attending an Arab League summit meeting.
  • Died: Thirty-four men from US Army 1/327th HHC/A.co and C are killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashes on the western slope of Mum Kun Sac Mountain 8 miles west of Phu Loc south VN. The wreckage is not discovered until December 2nd.

November 29, 1971 (Monday)

November 30, 1971 (Tuesday)

References

  1. ^ "What Happened in November 1971". OnThisDay.com. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Official opening, History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney, 12 November, 1971 / Royal Australian ... - National Library of Australia". Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Misc 22 October 1971". Newspaperarchives.vassar.edu. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Wonaac National Newsletter" (PDF). Womenshealthinwomenshands.org. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 18, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ ""1971: Six dead in Scottish mountain tragedy", BBC On This Day". BBC News. November 22, 1971. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  8. ^ Dawson 1998, p. 100
  9. ^ Clement 2009, p. 75
  10. ^ Province 1972, p. Cover.
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