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Nov. 1, 1935 Nicholassa Mohr, writer and artist.
Nov. 1, 1966 Hermán Badillo becomes the first Puerto Rican elected Bronx Borough President
Nov. 2, 1992 Nydia Velázques is elected first Puerto Rican woman in U.S. Congress.
Nov. 3, 1970 Hermán Badillo becomes fist stateside Puerto Rican congressman.
Nov. 6, 1900 Oscar García Rivera, first Puerto Rican elected official in NY.
Nov. 7, 1909 Ernesto Juan Fonfrías, lawyer, writer, poet, and politician. He wrote about customs & folklore.
Nov. 7, 1903 Jesús María Sanromá, became one of the century's most accomplished and important pianists.
Nov. 8, 1942 Angel Cordero, champion jockey.
Nov. 8, 1903 Emilio S. Belaval, lawyer and writer. Author of "La intríngilis puertorriqueña," which furthered our culture and folklore.
Nov. 12, 1851 José Gautier Benítez, poet and writer on Puerto Rican customs and folklore.
Nov. 17, 1936 Luis Rafael Sánchez, playwright and author.
Nov. 19, 1493 Puerto Rico's Discovery Day
Nov. 22, 1868 Milagros Benet de Newton, born in Cayey, became a civic leader and fought for women's rights.
Nov. 23, 1935 Celeste Benítez, journalist, politician, PPD leader.
Nov. 25, 1897 Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy under the leadership of Luis Muñoz Rivera.
Nov. 28, 1843 Manuel Tavárez, composer and father of Puerto Rican danza.
Nov. 28, 1900 Washington Llorén Llorén, born in Ponce became a scientist, writer and journalist, linguist, and scholar.
Nov. 30, 1850 Cayetano Coll y Toste, was born in Arecibo, became a physician, writer and historian. Was the editor of the Boletín Histórico de Puerto Rico.

 

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