31 October, 2011 – Day of Seven Billion

The world's official population reached seven billion on this day. The United Nations Population Fund designated it as the Day of Seven Billion.

01 November, 1911 – First bomb dropped from an aircraft

Prior to this, bombs were dropped using unmanned balloons. The first bomb launched from an aircraft was used by the Italians in the Italia-Turkish War.

02 November, 1982 – Ronald Reagan signed a bill to create Martin Luther King Jr. day

The day, observed every year on the third Monday of January, commemorates the life of Martin Luther King Jr. a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

03 November 3, 1978 – Dominica gained independence

The Caribbean Island nation gained its independence from the British rule after being colonised in 1805.

04 November, 2008 – Barack Obama was elected

The first African-American to be elected President of the United States, Obama is the 44th person to occupy the Oval Office. He has been elected to the office twice.

05 November, 2007 – China's first lunar satellite entered the lunar orbit

The Chang'e 1, an unmanned lunar-orbiting spacecraft sent the first pictures of the Moon on November 26.

06 November, 1947 – Meet the Press made its TV debut

The longest running TV news show was first hosted by journalist and creator Martha Rountree and aired on NBC.