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  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 3, 1996

    Kobe Bryant

    Rookie Season

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 3, 1996

    As a rookie in 1996–97, Bryant mostly came off the bench behind guards Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel. At the time he became the youngest player ever to play in an NBA game (18 years, 72 days; a record since broken by Jermaine O'Neal and former teammate Andrew Bynum), and also became the youngest NBA starter ever (18 years, 158 days). Initially, Bryant played limited minutes, but as the season continued, he began to see some more playing time.




  • Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Monday Nov 4, 1996

    Dwayne Johnson

    Monday Night Raw Debut

    Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Monday Nov 4, 1996

    Johnson debuted on Monday Night Raw as a member of Marc Mero's entourage on November 4, 1996.




  • India
    Monday Nov 4, 1996

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1996 Andhra Pradesh Cyclone

    India
    Monday Nov 4, 1996

    The 1996 Andhra Pradesh cyclone (also known as Cyclone 07B) was a small but powerful storm that left heavy damage in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It formed on 4 November in the eastern Bay of Bengal. Ahead of the storm, about 225,000 families evacuated, although many towns lacked proper storm shelters. When the cyclone made landfall, it produced strong winds up to 100 km (60 mi) inland, dropped 210 mm (8.3 in) of rainfall across a 40 km (25 mi) region, and flooded over 250 villages along a 60 km (37 mi) portion of the coast. There were 1,077 confirmed deaths with many others missing, although many of the dead were washed into the sea and were unlikely to be found.




  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 12, 1996

    Eminem

    Infinite

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 12, 1996

    Eminem was soon signed to Jeff and Mark Bass's FBT Productions, and recorded his debut album Infinite for their independent Web Entertainment label. The album was a commercial failure upon its release in 1996.




  • Dagestan, Russia
    Saturday Nov 16, 1996

    Second Chechen War

    Bomb destroyed an apartment building housing Russian border guards

    Dagestan, Russia
    Saturday Nov 16, 1996

    On 16 November 1996, in Kaspiysk (Dagestan), a bomb destroyed an apartment building housing Russian border guards, killing 68 people.




  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1996

    Dwayne Johnson

    Survivor Series (1996)

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1996

    His first match came at Survivor Series, on November 17,1996, in an eight-man elimination tag match; he was the sole survivor and eliminated the final two members of the opposing team, Crush and Goldust.




  • Newbury, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Nov 19, 1996

    Vodafone

    A Defensive Move

    Newbury, England, U.K.
    Tuesday Nov 19, 1996

    On 19 November 1996, in a defensive move, Vodafone purchased Peoples Phone for £77 million, a 181 store chain whose customers were overwhelmingly using Vodafone's network. In a similar move, the company acquired 80% of Astec Communications that it did not own, a service provider with 21 stores.


  • Dragon Stadium, Porto, Portugal
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1996

    George Weah

    He Was Banned From Six European Matches

    Dragon Stadium, Porto, Portugal
    Wednesday Nov 20, 1996

    Weah was banned from six European matches for breaking the nose of the Portuguese defender Jorge Costa on 20 November 1996 in the players' tunnel after Milan's draw at Porto in the Champions League.


  • Montreux, Switzerland
    Monday Nov 25, 1996

    Freddie Mercury

    A statue in Montreux

    Montreux, Switzerland
    Monday Nov 25, 1996

    A statue in Montreux, Switzerland, by sculptor Irena Sedlecká, was erected as a tribute to Mercury. It stands almost 10 feet (3 metres) high overlooking Lake Geneva and was unveiled on 25 November 1996 by Mercury's father and Montserrat Caballé, with bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor also in attendance.


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