Clio In Time

November, 2013

The Sistine ChapelPresident Lyndon JohnsonPharoah TutankhamenThe De La Pena DiaryThe Earl of EssexDesire Under The ElmsRichard Burton as Leon Trotsky

November 1, 1512: The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo, is opened to public view.
Movie: Michelangelo: A Film (2005)
Book: Pierluigi de Vecchi et al., Michelangelo: The Vatican Frescoes

November 2, 1948: Harry S. Truman wins surprise presidential victory over Thomas Dewey.
Movie: Truman (1995) Frank Pierson
Book: David McCullough, Truman

November 3, 1964: Lyndon Baines Johnson is elected President of the United States, defeating Senator Barry Goldwater.
Movie: LBJ: A Remembrance (1990)
Book: Harry Joseph Middleton, LBJ: The White House Years

November 4, 1922: Archaeologist Howard Carter discovers the entrance to the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
Movie: Tutankhamen: The Mystery Revealed (2010)
Book: H. Carter, The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen

November 5, 1836: Davy Crockett arrives in Texas to fight and die at the Alamo.
Movie: The De La Pena Diary (2001)
Book: Stephen Harrigan, The Gates of the Alamo

November 6, 1896: Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape Colony, South Africa.
Movie: Rhodes: The Life and Legend of Cecil Rhodes (1996) Martin Shaw
Book: Robert I. Rotberg, The Founder: Cecil Rhodes and the Pursuit of Power

November 7, 1601: Earl of Essex leads an abortive rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I.
Movie: The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) Bette Davis
Book: Robert Lacey, Robert, Earl of Essex: An Elizabethan Icarus

November 8, 1880: French Actress, Sarah Bernhardt begins her first theatrical appearance in the United States.
Movie: Camille (1912) Sarah Bernhardt
Book: Sarah Bernhardt, My Double Life

November 9, 1841: The future King Edward VII is born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Movie: Edward the King (1985) John Gielgud
Book: Stanley Weintraub, Edward the Caresser

November 10, 1799: Napoleon Bonaparte, following a military coup, becomes First Consul of France.
Movie: Desireé (1956) Marlon Brando
Book: Robert Asprey, Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte

November 11, 1924: Eugene O'Neill's play, Desire Under the Elms, opens in New York.
Movie: Desire Under the Elms (1958) Sophia Loren
Book: Leonard Chabrowe, Ritual and Pathos: The Theater of O'Neill

November 12, 1927: Leon Trotsky is expelled from Soviet Communist Party after ideological quarrel with Joseph Stalin.
Movie: The Assassination of Trotsky (1972) Richard Burton
Book: Leon Trotsky, My Life

November 13, 1850: Robert Louis Stevenson, author, is born.
Movie: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968) Jack Palance
Book: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island

November 14, 1961: President John F. Kennedy increases the number of American troops in Vietnam from 1,000 to 16,000 beginning a decade of "escalation."
Movie: Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1988)
Book: Noam Chomsky, Rethinking Camelot

November 15, 1891: Erwin Rommel, German General of World War II, is born in Germany.
Movie: Rommel: The Last Knight (1988)
Book: David Fraser, Knight's Cross: A Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

November 16, 1960: The "King of Hollywood," Clark Gable, known world wide for his role as Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind, dies.
Movie: Gable: The King Remembered (1975)
Book: Warren G. Harris, Clark Gable: A Biography

November 17, 1603: Sir Walter Raleigh stands trial, charged with conspiracy against the life of King James I.
Movie: Great Adventurers: Sir Walter Raleigh and the Orinoco Disaster (2006) - Documentary
Book: Margaret Irwin, That Great Lucifer

November 18, 1901: The governments of the United States and Great Britain reach an agreement on the building of the Panama Canal.
Movie: Modern Marvels: Panama Canal (1997)
Book: David McCullough, Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal

November 19, 1828: Franz Schubert dies today in Vienna at the age of 31.
Movie: Famous Composers: Franz Schubert (1996)
Book: Raymond Erickson, Schubert's Vienna

November 20, 1945: The trial of 24 Nazis opens in Nuremberg, Germany under the International War Trials Tribunal.
Movie: Nuremberg Trial (1994)
Book: William F. Buckley, Jr., Nuremberg: The Reckoning

November 21, 1916: Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria dies in Vienna having ruled his empire since 1848.
Movie: Ein Liebesroman Im Hause Hapsburg (1936) Paul Otto
Book: Alan Palmer, The Twilight of the Habsburgs: The Life and Times of Emperor Francis Joseph

November 22, 1748: Edward Teach, known to his crews and enemies as "Blackbeard," is killed in hand-to-hand combat with Robert Maynard.
Movie: Blackbeard the Pirate (1952) Robert Newton
Book: Margaret Hoffman, Blackbeard: a Tale of Villainy and Murder in Colonial America

November 23, 1670 Moliere's play Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme opens in Paris.
Movie: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1982) Roger Coggio
Book: Virginia Scott, Moliere: A Theatrical Life

November 24, 1849: Frances Hodgson Burnett, future author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, is born in England.
Movie: The Secret Garden (1993) Kate Maberly
Book: Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

November 25, 1962: Assassinated President John F. Kennedy is interred at Arlington Cemetery.
Movie: The Life and Times of John F. Kennedy (1964)
Book: Gregory Douglas, Regicide, The Official Assassination of John F. Kennedy

November 26, 1942: Soviet troops encircle German Sixth Army at Stalingrad.
Movie: Enemy at the Gate (2001) Jude Law
Book: William Craig, Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad

November 27, 1868: General George Custer and the Seventh Cavalry kill 103 Cheyenne warriors, including Chief Black Kettle, in a battle on the Washita River.
Movie: The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer (1977) Ken Howard
Book: Jeffrey D. Wert, Custer: The Controversial Life of George Armstrong Custer

November 28, 1859: Popular novelist, Washington Irving, whose tales of Rip Van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow won him international fame, dies in Tarrytown, New York.
Movie: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999) Johnny Depp
Book: Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

November 29, 1943: A summit meeting between Allied leaders, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin opens in Teheran.
Movie: World at War (1974)
Book: Keith Eubank, Summit at Teheran

November 30, 1508: Andrea Palladio, creator of the Palladian style of architecture, is born in Italy.
Movie: Bob Villa's Guide to Historic Homes: In Search of Palladio (1998)
Book: Bruce Boucher, et al., Andrea Palladio: The Architect in His Time

Hollywood star, Clark GableThe Panama CanalEmperor Franz JosephEdward Teach, aka "Blackbeard"The Secret GardenEnemy At the GatesSleepy Hollow