November 1: International Labour Organization's new constitution comes into effect. - John H. Johnson publishes the first issue of the magazine Ebony. - Telechron introduces the model 8H59 Musalarm, the first clock radio.
November 5: Colombia joins the United Nations.
November 6: Indonesians reject an offer of autonomy from the Dutch.
November 9: Soo bahk do Moo Duk Kwan is founded.
November 11: Marshal Tito and the People's Front win a deciding majority (85%) in the assembly.
November 15: Harry S. Truman, Clement Attlee, and Mackenzie King share nuclear information with the U.N. and call for a United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. - An offensive is begun in Manchuria by the Chinese Nationalists against further infiltration by the Chinese Communists.
November 16: Charles de Gaulle is unanimously elected president, of France, by the provisional government. - Cold War: The United States controversially imports 88 German scientists to help in the production of rocket technology. - The motion picture The Lost Weekend, starring Ray Milland, is released. The most realistic film portrayal of alcoholism up to this time, it wins several Academy Awards in the following year. - Yeshiva College is founded in New York City.
November 18: The Tudeh party starts a bloodless coup and will form Azerbaijan within days. Soviet troops prevent Iranian troops from getting involved.
November 20: The Nuremberg Trials begin: Trials against 22 Nazi war criminals of WWII start at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.
November 26 U.S. Ambassador to China Patrick J. Hurley resigns after he is unable to broker a deal between Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Tse Tung.
November 28: An earthquake in Balochistan (Pakistan) causes a tsunami and kills 4,000.
November 29: The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is declared (this day is celebrated as Republic Day until the 1990s). Marshal Tito is named president. - Assembly of the world's first general purpose electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzer and Computer (ENIAC), is completed in the United States, covering 1,800 square feet (170 m2) of floor space, and the first set of calculations is run on it. (source: Wikipedia)