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 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

  • 1634
    Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.
  • 1831
    In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
  • 1865
    Treaty of Sinchula is signed by which Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • 1869
    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.
  • 1919
    Lāčplēša day – Latvian forces defeat the Freikorps at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 1940
    Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in the U.S. Midwest.
  • 1966
    NASA launches Gemini 12.
  • 1975
    Independence of Angola.
  • 2001
    Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.
  • 2008
    RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) sets sail on her final voyage to Dubai.

Who were born on November 11?

  • 1154
    King Sancho I of Portugal (d. 1212)
  • 1220
    Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (d. 1271)
  • 1633
    George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, British statesman (d. 1695)
  • 1863
    Paul Signac, French painter (d. 1935)
  • 1916
    Robert Carr, British conservative politician
  • 1945
    Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua
  • 1953
    Andy Partridge, English musician (XTC)
  • 1959
    Lee Haney, American bodybuilder
  • 1967
    Gil de Ferran, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1994
    Connor Price, Canadian actor

Who died on November 11?

  • 405
    Arsacius of Tarsus, Tarsian religious figure (before 324)
  • 826
    (feast day) Theodore the Studite, Byzantine monk (b. 759)
  • 1675
    Guru Tegh Bahadur, Indian religious figure (b. 1621)
  • 1812
    Platon Levshin, Metropoitan of Moscow (b. 1737)
  • 1917
    Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii (b. 1838)
  • 1945
    Jerome Kern, American composer (b. 1885)
  • 1977
    Greta Keller, Austrian cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • 1994
    Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist, art historian and publicist (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer (b. 1939)

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