On This Day

What Happened on November 11

Important Events

  • 1918 WWI armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect and World War I hostilities end at 11am, "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month"
  • 1975 Australian Prime Minister 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 Yasser Arafat's death through unidentified causes confirmed by Palestine Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas elected PLO chairman minutes later.
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Nov 11 in Film & TV

  • 1985 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC

Nov 11 in Music

Nov 11 in Sport

  • 1946 New York Knicks play their first Basketball Association of American (BAA) home game at Madison Square Garden; lose, 78-68 to Chicago Stags in overtime

Did You Know?

Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol

On November 11, 1880

Would You Believe?

Washington Irving's Salmagundi periodical published - first to associate the name "Gotham" with New York City

On November 11, 1807

Famous Weddings

  • 1100 Anglo Norman King Henry I marries Princess Matilda of Scotland at Westminster Abbey
  • 1838 Emma Wedgwood accepts English naturalist Charles Darwin's marriage proposal
  • 1858 20th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio
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