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 1st & 2nd - Los Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), Mexico.....................

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3rd - Laika, the first dog in space, launched aboard Sputnik 2 by Soviet Union (1957)

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    5th - Guy Fawkes/ bonfire.gif (3108 bytes) Night  (RR on a Bygone Nov)

     9th - Fall of Berlin Wall (1989) berlinwall238.jpg (13030 bytes)

 

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Welsh writer, Dylan Thomas, died 9th November 1953, aged 39. .

 

   11th - Remembrance Day, Poppy2.jpg (5051 bytes)

forget what else! (O yes, American writer, Kurt Vonnegut Jr's B-day)

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(Breakfast of Champions)

 

" Life is no way to treat an animal, not even a mouse."

Kurt Vonnegut,

(A Man Without a Country), 2006

 

                        12th - Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, born (1945). As the man says:

KEEP ON ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD! (NB embedded sound requires Internet Explorer)

                                 - Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' released (1984)

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                       14th - Claude Monet's birthday (1840) - founder of French Impressionism, which was named after an 1872 painting of his called "Impression, Sunrise"

 

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15th - Columbus notes Indian use of Tobacco (1492)

                       21st - Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock (1620)

Quentin Crisp died 21st Nov. 1999. English writer, raconteur, actor, artist's model, gay icon.

"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave."

"An autobiography is obituary in serial form with the last installment missing."

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                       26th - Alice in Wonderland published (1865),

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                       28th - Birthday of Wm. Blake (1757)

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                                                        Blake's Visions

                       30th - Birthday of Jonathan Swift (1667)

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