1912 - Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
1919 - Haiti becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1924 - In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
1934 - Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.
1940 - In Romania, the ruling party Iron Guard arrests and executes over 60 of exiled King Carol II of Romania's aides, including former minister Nicolae Iorga.
1940 - World War II: At the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea.
1942 - World War II: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
1944 - World War II: An explosion at a RAF ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire kills seventy people.
1954 - Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
1963 - The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.
1964 - Cold War: Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeals to the United States and the Soviet Union to end nuclear testing and to start nuclear disarmament, stating that such an action would "save humanity from the ultimate disaster".
1965 - Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations are to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
1971 - Mars 2 of the Soviet space program landed on Mars.
1973 - The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States Senate votes 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35).
1975 - The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
1978 - In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
1983 - A Colombian Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid's Barajas Airport, killing 183.
1984 - Under the Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.
1990 - The British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1991 - The United Nations Security Council adopts UN Security Council Resolution 721, leading the way to the establishment of peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia.
1992 - For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela.
1992 - Two Venezuelan F-16s took part in the November Venezuelan Coup Attempt on the side of the loyalists.
1997 - Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
1999 - The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
2001 - A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
2005 - The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
2005 - President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, in power since 1967 and the longest-serving head of state in the world, was re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term.
2006 - The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.
2006 - Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.
2009 - Dubai requests a debt deferment following its massive renovation and development projects, as well as the late 2000s economic crisis. The announcement causes global stock markets to drop.