1867 - The wood schooner Maple Leaf, while carrying lumber, was reported ashore on either Detroit Island or Pilot Island, WI Death's Door in Lake Michigan and a total loss because of a gale. She was later stripped of her outfit and abandoned.
1913 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Harvey Ransom was sheltering from a storm under the bluff when a wave picked her up and dropped her on a pound net stake, puncturing her hull and causing her to sink at Burnt Bluff, near Fayette, Michigan in the Big Bay de Noc in the bay of Green Bay.
1924 - The wood, bulk freighter Glenlyon, while carrying 143,000 bushels of wheat, was heading for shelter in a gale, when she grounded on a reef at Siskiwit Bay, Menagerie Island, Isle Royale in Lake Superior and was holed. Initially damage was light, but a series of storms which followed destroyed her.
1950 - Warm weather starts the month as strong high pressure across the southeast ridged from the southern Plains to the Great Lakes and East Coast bringing record highs. In Michigan, Grand Rapids sets their record high for the month of November at 81°. Other monthly records set on this day include Lansing at 79°, Alpena 77°, Detroit 81°, Saginaw 80° in and Flint 79°.
1976 - Cold weather will rule this month across Lower Michigan. Grand Rapids sets a record low of 21° and Muskegon a record 22° to start one of the coldest Novembers on record.
1999 - A deep low pressure center (29.38 inches) passed just north of Lake Superior. Strong northerly winds on the back side of the low reached gusts to 45 knots over the Upper Peninsula counties along Lake Superior. Isolated locations close to the lake had higher gusts that downed trees that blocked roads near Copper Harbor and Ontonagon.