On This Day for 11th November

Historical Events

  • 1675 Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function.
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
  • 1918 Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect, WW I hostilities end at 11.00 am
  • 1975 Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)
  • 1992 The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
  • 2004 The death of Yasser Arafat is confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
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Did You Know?

Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol

On November 11th, 1880

Famous Weddings

  • 1100 Anglo Norman King Henry I marries Princess Matilda of Scotland at Westminster Abbey
  • 1838 Emma Wedgwood accepts Charles Darwin's marriage proposal (English Naturalist later author of Origin of the Species)
  • 1858 20th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio
  • 1860 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina
  • 1944 Blues musician B.B. King (19) marries his first wife Martha Denton
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