• 11 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017
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November 11, 1972: The U.S. turned over its military base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese, symbolising the end of direct American military participation in the Vietnam War.

November 12, 1974: French sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris. He was best known for statues like ‘The Age of Bronze’ and ‘The Thinker’.

November 13, 1850: Author of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

November 14, 1889: Newspaper reporter Nellie Bly set out from New York to beat the record of Jules Verne's imaginary hero Phileas Fogg, who travelled around the world in 80 days. Bly returned 72 days later to a tumultuous welcome in New York.

November 15, 1889: Brazil became a republic.

November 16, 1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the U.S. and Soviet Russia had resumed diplomatic relations, suspended since 1919.

November 17, 1869: The Suez Canal was formally opened after more than 10 years of construction.