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 315th day of the year 2019 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, 2019 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,573,430,400 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 ‘trihectadecapentagon’ 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 75 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 2,516 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 11 Historical Events
Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.
In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
Treaty of Sinchula is signed by which Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act is enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people’s wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen Generations.
Lāčplēša day – Latvian forces defeat the Freikorps at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.
Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in the U.S. Midwest.
NASA launches Gemini 12.
Independence of Angola.
Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) sets sail on her final voyage to Dubai.
Who were born on November 11?
King Sancho I of Portugal (d. 1212)
Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (d. 1271)
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, British statesman (d. 1695)
Paul Signac, French painter (d. 1935)
Robert Carr, British conservative politician
Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua
Andy Partridge, English musician (XTC)
Lee Haney, American bodybuilder
Gil de Ferran, Brazilian racing driver
Connor Price, Canadian actor
Who died on November 11?
Arsacius of Tarsus, Tarsian religious figure (before 324)
(feast day) Theodore the Studite, Byzantine monk (b. 759)
Guru Tegh Bahadur, Indian religious figure (b. 1621)
Platon Levshin, Metropoitan of Moscow (b. 1737)
Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii (b. 1838)
Jerome Kern, American composer (b. 1885)
Greta Keller, Austrian cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist, art historian and publicist (b. 1922)
Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)
Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer (b. 1939)
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