06 November 6, 1947 – Meet the Press makes its TV debut

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

07 November 7, 1869 – First inter-city cycle race

The first city to city cycle race was held between Paris and Rouen. James Moore, an Englishman living in Paris at that time won the race.

08 November 8, 1972 – Home Box Office launched

The premium TV channel, informally known as HBO, is the oldest paid TV channel in the US. The first programme to screen on the channel was Sometimes a Great Notion, a movie starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.

09 November 9, 1967 – Rolling Stone makes its debut

The biweekly popular culture magazine was founded in San Francisco. The magazine launched the careers of many famous authors and published the early versions of Hunter Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

10 November 10, 1969 – Sesame Street premieres

Sesame Street, the long-running American children's television series, premiered on TV stations.

11 November 11, 1965 – Rhodesia declares its independence

Rhodesia, a region that is comprised of present day Zimbabwe declared its freedom from the UK under the leadership of white leaders. It lasted for 14 years when it was renamed the Republic of Zimbabwe after being recognised by the UN and the UK.

12 November 12, 1966 – First images of a solar eclipse taken from space

The crew of Gemini 12 which included Edwin Eugene Aldrin was able to view and take pictures of the total solar eclipse over South America.