November 1, 1845
The Times of London published the first known reference in print to the religion of the Bab
The first published account was that of proclamation by the Bab of his mission in Mecca and the arrest and punishment of four of the Bab's disciples in Shiraz, and the arrest of the Bab. This account appeared in The Times of London on 1 November 1845.
November 4, 1870
Release from prison barracks to house within Akka
Release from prison barracks to house within Akka (the house of Udi Khammar). This house was attached to the house of Abbud. The partition between them was later removed and became known as simply the house of Abbud
November 4, 1957
The Guardian dies in England of Asian flu
Although provisions permitted successive Guardians, Shoghi Effendi had not appointed one (no living direct descendants of Baha'u'llah were faithful to His Covenant). The Guardian had indicated that at the completion of the Crusade, conditions were ripe for the election of the Universal House of Justice. The Hands of the Cause of God, collaborating with the national spiritual assemblies, worked to complete the goals of the Ten Year World Crusade
Birth of Baha'u'llah
Bahais commemorate the birth of Baha'u'llah, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahai Faith. In 1817, Baha'u'llah was born in Tehran, Persia (Iran), Birth of Baha'u'llah [Mirza Husayn-Ali] in Tihran, to one of the wealthiest families in Persia. Baha'u'llah, never having attended school, is taught calligraphy, riding, classical poetry and a good reading knowledge of the Qur'an which was customary for a nobleman's son at that time
November 12, 1936
Birth of former member of Universal House, Justice Peter Khan
Dr. Peter Jamel Khan is a retired member of the Universal House of Justice. Dr. Khan was born in New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Khan served first as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Australia from 1958 to 1963. He was elected to the Universal House of Justice in 1987. On January 6th, 2010 it was announced that he would retire following a by-election to replace him. He retired along with Mr. Hooper Dunbar.
Dr. Khan passed away in Brisbane, Australia in the early hours of Friday the 15th of July, 2011, after a sudden short illness.
November 12, 1955
Death of Hand of the Cause and trustee of Ḥuququ'llah, Valiyu'llah Varqa
Mirza Valiyu'llah Khan-i-Varqa was a prominent Persian Baha'i, and appointed a Hand of the Cause by Shoghi Effendi. He was the son of Varqa, the martyr-poet, and the father of Ali-Muhammad Varqa, the longest surviving Hand of the Cause of God. Valiyu'llah Varqa joined Abdu'l-Baha's entourage while he traveled across America. He was appointed Trustee of the Huququ'llah in 1940 and a Hand of the Cause of Cause in 1951.
November 12, 1986
Death of Zikru'llah Khadim, Hand of the Cause of God
He was appointed by Shoghi Effendi to be a Hand of the Cause in 1952. He served as treasurer of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Iran for a time, and later became the first Hand of the Cause to move to the Western Hemisphere. He also traveled around the world for Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha'i Faith, to over 50 countries including Canada, Malaysia and Japan. At the Baha'i Nikko Conference in Nikko, Japan Zikru'llah Khadem was the Guardian's representative.
Death of Shoaullah Alai, Hand of the Cause of God
November 18, 1960
Death of Clara Dunn, Hand of the Cause of God
Clara was born in London, England, on 12 May 1869. She was the sixth of eight children of Thomas Holder and Maria McHugh. In 1870, her family moved to Ontario, Canada. Clara and John Hyde Dunn married in July 1917. In 10 April 1920 sailed to Australia from the United states. They were the first Baha'i sailed to Australia. Clara Dunn died in Sydney on 18 November 1960 and was buried beside her husband in Woronora Cemetery in metropolitan Sydney.
November 22, 1925
Death of John Esslemont, Hand of the Cause of God
John Ebenezer Esslemont was a prominent British Baha'i from Scotland. He was the author of the well-known introductory book on the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah and the New Era, which is still in circulation. He was named posthumously by Shoghi Effendi as the first Hand of the Cause he appointed, and as one of the Disciples of Abdu'l-Baha. He was also an accomplished medical Doctor and linguist becoming proficient in western and eastern languages. Esslemont died in 1925 from his tuberculosis and is buried in the Baha'i Cemetery in Haifa along with several other well known Baha'is.
Day of the Covenant
The Day of the Covenant is the day when Baha'is celebrate the appointment of Abdu'l-Baha as the Centre of Baha'u'llah's Covenant. It occurs yearly on November 26. Abdu'l-Baha gave them November 26, 180 days after the ascension of Baha'u'llah, to be observed as the day of the appointment of the Centre of the Covenant. The holiday was originally known as the Jashn-i-A'zam in Persian (The Greatest Festival), because Abdu'l-Baha was known as the the Greatest Branch in the West, the holiday became known as the Day of the Covenant.
November 26, 2003
Death of Ali-Akbar Furutan, Hand of the Cause of God
Ali-Akbar Furutan was appointed Hand of the Cause by Shoghi Effendi in 1951 and served in that capacity until his death in Haifa at the age of 98.
November 27, 1848
Arrival of Quddus at the fort of Shaykh Tabarsi
November 27, 1929
Restoration of the Mansion at Bahji begins
November 28, 1921
Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha, Center of the Cause of Baha'i Faith
Bahais somberly commemorate the day in 1921 when 'Abdu'l-Baha passed away.
November 28, 1928
Construction begins on the first Baha'i House of Worship (Ishqabad, Russia)