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  • Karkow, Poland
    Friday Nov 1, 1946

    Pope John Paul II

    A Priest

    Karkow, Poland
    Friday Nov 1, 1946

    After finishing his studies at the seminary in Kraków, Wojtyła was ordained as a priest on All Saints' Day, 1 November 1946, by the Archbishop of Kraków, Cardinal Sapieha.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 5, 1946

    Richard Nixon

    Winning In The 1946 California's 12th congressional district elections

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 5, 1946

    In 1945, Republicans in California's 12th congressional district were frustrated by their inability to defeat Democratic Congressman Jerry Voorhis and sought a consensus candidate who would run a strong campaign against him. They formed a "Committee of 100" to decide on a candidate hoping to avoid internal dissensions which had previously led to Voorhis victories. After the committee failed to attract higher-profile candidates Herman Perry, Whittier's Bank of America branch manager, suggested Nixon, a family friend with whom he had served on the Whittier College Board of Trustees before the war. Perry wrote to Nixon in Baltimore. After a night of excited talk between the Nixons, the naval officer responded to Perry with enthusiasm. Nixon flew to California and was selected by the committee. When he left the Navy at the start of 1946, Nixon and his wife returned to Whittier, where Nixon began a year of intensive campaigning. He contended that Voorhis had been ineffective as a congressman and suggested that Voorhis's endorsement by a group linked to communists meant that Voorhis must have radical views. Nixon won the election, receiving 65,586 votes to Voorhis's 49,994.




  • Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    First Indochina War

    The French fleet began a naval bombardment of the Vietnamese sections of Haiphong

    Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    On November 23, 1946, the French fleet began a naval bombardment of the Vietnamese sections of Haiphong that killed over 6,000 Vietnamese civilians in one afternoon. The Việt Minh quickly agreed to a cease-fire and left the cities. This is known as the Haiphong incident.




  • Japan
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    Thanksgiving

    Labor Thanksgiving Day

    Japan
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    Labor Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place annually on November 23. The law establishing the holiday, which was adopted during the American occupation after World War II, cites it as an occasion for commemorating labor and production and giving one another thanks. It has roots in the ancient Shinto harvest ceremony (Niiname-sai).




  • Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    Ho Chi Minh

    Haiphong Incident

    Haiphong, Vietnam
    Saturday Nov 23, 1946

    The bombardment of Haiphong by French forces at Hanoi only strengthened the belief that France had no intention of allowing an autonomous, independent state in Vietnam. The bombardment of Haiphong reportedly killed more than 6000 Vietnamese civilians. French forces marched into Hanoi, now the capital city of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.




  • Rome, Italy
    Tuesday Nov 26, 1946

    Pope John Paul II

    Rome's Pontifical International Athenaeum Angelicum

    Rome, Italy
    Tuesday Nov 26, 1946

    Sapieha sent Wojtyła to Rome's Pontifical International Athenaeum Angelicum, the future Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, to study under the French Dominican Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange beginning on 26 November 1946.




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