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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 29, 2024 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,854,720 minutes 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.

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 79 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 4,343 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

My Famous Birthday Ninja Do people and celebrities interest you? Discover all the November 11 famous birthdays who share your special day. Learn some fun facts about your birthday! (Sponsored link)

November 11 Historical Events

  • 1831
    In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
  • 1889
    The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd State of the United States.
  • 1918
    Józef Piłsudski assumes supreme military power in Poland - symbolic first day of Polish 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.
  • 1921
    The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1924
    Prime Minister Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the first recognized Greek Republic.
  • 1965
    In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.
  • 1992
    The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.
  • 2000
    Kaprun disaster: 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.

Who were born on November 11?

  • 1633
    George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, British statesman (d. 1695)
  • 1744
    Abigail Adams, First Lady of the United States (d. 1818)
  • 1930
    Hugh Everett, American physicist (d. 1982)
  • 1937
    Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • 1945
    Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua
  • 1950
    Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
  • 1961
    Jan Kuehnemund, American guitarist
  • 1971
    Jennifer Celotta, American TV producer and writer
  • 1976
    Jason Grilli, American baseball player
  • 1991
    Christa B. Allen, American actress

Who died on November 11?

  • 1831
    Nat Turner, American slave rebel (b. 1800)
  • 1938
    Mary Mallon, Irish-born American carrier of typhoid (b. 1869)
  • 1950
    Alexandros Diomidis, Greek banker and statesman (b. 1875)
  • 1974
    Alfonso Leng, Chilean composer (b. 1894)
  • 1977
    Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist and political activist (b. 1950)
  • 1985
    Pelle Lindbergh, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1959)
  • 2004
    Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1929)
  • 2006
    Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (b. 1974)
  • 2009
    Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • 2010
    William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b. 1921)

Coffee Love Holy Toledo! Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters BFDIZYWROEO? Check your answers here: Word finder BFDIZYWROEO. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)