Historical highlights of November

Veronica Rodriguez, Herald Reporter

Good day Hawks! It’s suddenly November! As we enter into the month of Thanksgiving harvests & chilly fall weather, it’s time to look back on some moments in history during the month of November:

Nov. 1 & 2  

These days mark the beginning and end of Día de los Muertos, which is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated over the course of these two days and is associated with the Catholic celebrations of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. All three of these holidays involve coming together, praying and remembering loved ones who have passed on.

Nov. 4

On this day in 1922, the tomb of King Tut was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in Luxor, Egypt.

Nov. 8

The electromagnetic wavelength range we know as X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen, a German mechanical engineer and physicist, on this day in history.

Nov. 11

Veteran’s Day in the U.S., formerly known as Armistice Day, is a day when we honor those who served America with parades and military memorial ceremonies.

Nov. 19 

This marks the day when Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, during ceremonies which dedicated 17 acres of land of the battlefield as a National Cemetery. His speech, although significantly shorter than that of Edward Everett who preceded him, has come to embody the very definition of democracy. 

Nov. 30 

This date brought forth the end of America’s War of Independence in 1782 as a provisional peace treaty was signed between Great Britain and the United States. The final treaty was not signed, however, until Sept. 3, 1783, in Paris, France.