week-221109November 16, 1938: LSD is synthesised by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
November 17, 1849: The first bowler hat is sold by Lock & Co. of St. James's, London, to William Coke of Holkham, Norfolk for twelve shillings.
November 17, 1869: The Suez Canal opens, linking the Mediterranean and Red seas.
November 17, 1925: Dr. W. Blair Bell gives a lecture in London, advocating the treatment of cancer with colloidal lead injections.
November 21, 1846: Oliver Wendell Holmes coins the word "anaesthesia" in a letter to William Thomas Green Morton, the surgeon who gave the first public demonstration of the pain-killing effects of ether.
November 22, 1906: The S.O.S radio distress signal is  adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.