What happened this day in history November 11

What are the important events that happened on November 11? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 11: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 11 is the 316th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 29, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,605,052,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectadecahexagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 93 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,882 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 11 Historical Events

  • 1215
    The Fourth Lateran Council meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.
  • 1831
    In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south.
  • 1865
    Treaty of Sinchula is signed by which Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • 1911
    Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.
  • 1918
    World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne, France. The fighting officially ends at 11:00 a.m., (the eleventh hour in the eleventh month on the eleventh day) and this is annually honoured with a two-minute silence. The war officially ends on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28th June, 1919.
  • 1919
    Lāčplēša day – Latvian forces defeat the Freikorps at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 1919
    The Centralia Massacre in Centralia, Washington results the deaths of four members of the American Legion and the lynching of a local leader of the Industrial Workers of the World.
  • 1981
    Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.
  • 2004
    The Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of Yasser Arafat from unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.

Who were born on November 11?

  • 995
    Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1041)
  • 1898
    René Clair, French film director (d. 1981)
  • 1909
    Robert Ryan, American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1911
    Roberto Matta, Chilean painter (d. 2002)
  • 1943
    Doug Frost, Australian swimming coach
  • 1950
    Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
  • 1969
    Carson Kressley, American television personality
  • 1969
    Kristen Wilson, American actress
  • 1976
    Jason Grilli, American baseball player
  • 1986
    François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player

Who died on November 11?

  • 1887
    Haymarket defendants: August Spies (b. 1855)
  • 1939
    Bob Marshall, American conservationist (b. 1901)
  • 1945
    Jerome Kern, American composer (b. 1885)
  • 1979
    Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-born American film composer (b. 1894)
  • 1990
    Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet (b. 1909)
  • 1997
    Rod Milburn, American athlete (b. 1950)
  • 2004
    Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2005
    Keith Andes, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2005
    Peter Drucker, American management theorist (b. 1909)
  • 2006
    Harry Lehotsky, American-born Canadian pastor and activist (b. 1957)

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