Historical Events on November 11

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308 The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.

Roman Emperor Maxentius
Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 887 Parliament in Tribur: King Charles III resigns

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1158 Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1208 Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king
  • 1215 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • 1417 Oddo Colonna elected as Pope Martinus V

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

1493 Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1500 Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide the Kingdom of Naples

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

1503 Pope Julius II elected

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1572 Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege of Haarlem
  • 1606 Turkey & Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
  • 1634 Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery".
  • 1640 Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, impeached by the House of Lords on the evidence of John Pym, and imprisoned in the Tower of London; he was later executed.
  • 1647 Massachusetts passes first compulsory school attendance law in the American colonies
  • 1648 Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
  • 1671 Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine

  • 1673 Second Battle of Khotyn in the Ukraine, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski. defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used.

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1675 German mathetician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • 1688 Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
  • 1714 A highway in Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
  • 1750 The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first college fraternity.
  • 1752 Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna

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1775 Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant
  • 1778 Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
  • 1790 Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China

BattleBattle of Interest

1805 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1807 Washington Irving's Salmagundi periodical published - first to associate the name "Gotham" with New York City

  • 1811 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
  • 1813 Dresden surrenders to allied armies
  • 1836 Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
  • 1839 The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
  • 1851 Alvan Clark patents telescope
  • 1862 Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)
  • 1864 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
  • 1864 Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
  • 1865 Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
  • 1865 Thomas Robertson's "Society" premieres in London
  • 1865 Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • 1868 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
  • 1880 Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol

  • 1887 Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies (b. 1855), Albert Parsons (b. 1848), Adolph Fischer (b. 1858) and George Engel (b. 1836) are executed.
  • 1887 Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal starts at Eastham.
  • 1889 Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA
  • 1889 British Open Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Park Jr wins his second Open title; beats Andrew Kirkaldy by 5 in 36-hole playoff
  • 1890 D McCree patents portable fire escape
  • 1895 Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
  • 1896 Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
  • 1896 Samuel Pierpont Langley's Number 6 'heavier-than-air' aircraft model flies over 1,500 m (5,000 ft).
  • 1899 Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London
  • 1901 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
  • 1905 High Commissioner Prince George declares amnesty for all leaders of the insurrection that has been disturbing Crete during the recent months - but which never gained mass supprt
  • 1906 Ethel Smyth's "Standrecht" premieres in Leipzig
  • 1909 Construction of US navy base begins at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • 1909 J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding" premieres in London
  • 1911 Many cities in the U.S. Midwest broke their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
  • 1911 Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control
  • 1918 Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
  • 1918 Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates
  • 1918 Poland declares independence

Victory in BattleEnd of World War I

1918 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"
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  • 1919 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
  • 1920 Great Britain's monument to her war dead, the Cenotaph in Whitehall, designed by Edwin Lutyens, unveiled
  • 1920 The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, and at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921 US President Warren G. Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1922 Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
  • 1923 Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph
  • 1924 Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC
  • 1924 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (San Francisco)
  • 1925 Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD

Music releaseMusic Recording

1925 Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five record begin their first recording session

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1925 Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement

InventionScientific Discovery

1925 Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1926 U.S. Route 66 is established.
  • 1928 France's 5th government of Poincaré forms
  • 1928 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1928 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
  • 1928 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • 1928 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions

InventionHistoric Invention

1930 Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1931 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco
  • 1933 "Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in Great Plains

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1933 Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1934 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
  • 1934 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
  • 1935 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
  • 1937 Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
  • 1937 Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson
  • 1938 German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
  • 1938 Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David

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1939 Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1940 Thousands of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
  • 1940 Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
  • 1940 British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto
  • 1940 Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")
  • 1941 Czech premier General Eliasj arrested by Nazis
  • 1942 -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
  • 1942 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
  • 1942 During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
  • 1942 Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
  • 1942 Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
  • 1942 Transport #45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany

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1943 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1943 US air raid on Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
  • 1944 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
  • 1946 New York Knicks' 1st game at Madison Square Garden, lose 78-68 to Chicago Stags

Film release premierFilm Premier

1947 "Gentlemen's Agreement" directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948)

  • 1949 WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager

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1954 Publication of "Two Towers", 2nd volume of "Lord of the Rings", by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

  • 1957 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde, San Francisco
  • 1958 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 performances
  • 1958 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • 1959 1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs
  • 1959 Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
  • 1960 Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499
  • 1961 Adulterous couple ride a dung cart through Staphorst, Netherlands
  • 1961 Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots

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1961 Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj expelled from USSR's communist party

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
  • 1961 Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
  • 1961 "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller is published by Simon and Schuster in New York
  • 1962 Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
  • 1963 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1964 Murray Schisgal's "Luv" premieres in NYC
  • 1965 Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian Smith
  • 1965 William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat" premieres in NYC
  • 1966 Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
  • 1966 Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA)
  • 1966 NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12.

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1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1968 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
  • 1968 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England

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1968 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • 1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK

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1969 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by the FBI for drunkeness

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1970 Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • 1971 Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15

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1971 Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1972 Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
  • 1972 US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
  • 1972 6th Rugby League World Cup: Australia and Great Britain tie 10-10; Great Britain awarded the cup
  • 1975 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 1975 Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr - 1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after sacking of the Whitlam Government by Governor General John Kerr

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser
  • 1977 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
  • 1978 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
  • 1979 Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
  • 1980 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

  • 1981 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1981 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
  • 1982 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
  • 1982 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia makes the first officially "operational" shuttle mission
  • 1982 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60
  • 1982 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • 1983 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 President Reagan became 1st US President to address Japanese legislature

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1983 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
  • 1984 "Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1985 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC
  • 1985 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
  • 1985 Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
  • 1986 Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1986 Suriname government proclaims gold purification
  • 1987 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1987 Judge Anthony Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
  • 1987 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 million at auction

  • 1987 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia
  • 1988 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
  • 1989 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1989 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
  • 1989 Romanian students protest in Bucharest before the Communist Party congress, shouting "we want reforms", in a sign of the revolution to come
  • 1990 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 performances
  • 1990 Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
  • 1992 The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 1994 Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
  • 1996 Braves' John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1997 CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002
  • 1997 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
  • 1997 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • 1999 Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
  • 2000 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel near Kaprun, Austria
  • 2001 Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they were traveling on top off.
  • 2001 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Madrid, Spain: Kim Clijsters beats Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-4 to clinch Belgium's first title with unassailable 2-0 lead (ends, 2-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats American Serena Williams 7–5, 6–3 to win the season-ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2004 New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2004 Yasser Arafat's death through unidentified causes confirmed by Palestine Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas elected PLO chairman minutes later.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 2006 The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 Justine Henin of Belgium beats Russian Maria Sharapova 5–7, 7–5, 6–3 to win $1m winners cheque and her 2nd straight season-ending WTA Tour Championship in Madrid, Spain

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2008 The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) set sail on her final voyage to Dubai.

Music releaseAlbum Release

2008 Taylor Swift releases her 2nd studio album “Fearless” (2009 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Album of the Year 2010, American Music Awards 2009)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
  • 2009 43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins
  • 2011 25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win
  • 2012 12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma