On This Day

Historical Events on November 11 (Part 2)

  • 2012 12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma
  • 2013 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
  • 2013 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia

Film Premier

2013 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

Sports History

2013 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England

  • 2014 The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April is found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison
  • 2014 An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake
  • 2014 The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute
  • 2014 The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence
  • 2014 58 people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District, Pakistan
  • 2014 Samsung Lions beat Nexen Heroes, 11-1 in Game 6 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Seoul to win the Korean Series
  • 2015 Montreal begins a controversial dumping of raw sewage (2.1bn gallons) into the St Lawrence River
  • 2015 Flawless 12 carat Blue Moon Diamond sells for $48.4 million at auction in Geneva

World Record

2017 Largest Singles Day sales ever - Alibaba says its sales alone were $25.3 billion

  • 2017 Nationalist march in Warsaw, Poland, draws 60,000, to coincide with country's independence day
  • 2018 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: in a final denuded of both countries' top players Kateřina Siniaková beats American Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to clinch a 3-0 win for the home side

End of World War I

2018 On centenary of WWI Armistice Day French President Macron urges world to reject Nationalism in speech to under Arc de Triomphe in Paris

  • 2018 Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba sets new record for their Singles Day sale, $1 billion in 85 seconds, $30.8bn in 24 hours
  • 2018 Democratic Republic of Congo announces its worst-ever outbreak of Ebola with 198 deaths
  • 2019 Violent day in Hong Kong as protests continue with person set alight and another shot amid general strike
  • 2019 More than 120 bush fires in Australia cause the country to declare state of emergency in two states with a catastrophic threat issued for Sydney region
  • 2019 Transit of Mercury across the sun, closer than any other transit this century
  • 2019 Arctic blast brings record low temperatures for November to the US Midwest including Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois
  • 2020 UK becomes the first European country to record over 50,000 Covid-19 related 50,000; 5fth country, after the US, Brazil, India, and Mexico
  • 2020 All Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers resign after China passes resolution allowing for removal of four of their colleagues
  • 2020 Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians (AL) and Cincinnati Reds starter Trevor Bauer (NL) take Cy Young Award for best pitchers in MLB
  • 2021 Near-earth asteroid Kamo`oalewa, the size of a ferris wheel, very likely a fragment of the moon, according to a new study [1]