The Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor, Ennio Morricone, is born in Rome. Morricone has composed music for several hundred movies and TV series, including for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
Nov 11, 2004
Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization and president of the Palestinian National Authority, dies in France.
Nov 12, 1966
Buzz Aldrin takes the first space selfie, while on a mission that proved astronauts can undertake extravehicular activity in space, paving the way for the Apollo programme and the eventual landing on the Moon.
Nov 14, 1889
American journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman aka Nellie Bly leaves on a trip to emulate Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's fictional work Around the World in 80 Days. She does the journey in 72 days.
Nov 15, 1867
Edward A Calahan unveils a device that uses a telegraphic printer to print the stock price ticker system in New York City. Prior to this, information from the New York Stock Exchange travelled by mail or messenger. (Representative Image)
Nov 16, 1945
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization set up to promote well-being through education and scientific collaboration.(Source: history.com, onthisday.com)