1177 – Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Châtillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
1491 – The siege of Granada, the last moor stronghold in Spain, ends with Boabdil, the sultan of Granada, and Ferdinand and Isabella, the King and Queen of Castile, León, Aragon and Sicily, signing a treaty of an immediate truce and a surrender of Granada, taking effect on January 2nd, completing the nearly 800 year long Reconquista.
1783 – The last British troops leave New York City 3 months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris ending the American War of Independence
1915 – Albert Einstein presents the field equations of general relativity to the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
1926 – A outbreak of tornados across the Southern states in U.S. results in the deadliest storm tool in November, killing 76 people and injuring more than 400.
1950 – The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950 strikes across 22 states, killing 353 people and injuring more than 160.
1963 – President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
1999 – Elian Gonzalez is rescued by fishermen while floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast.