On This Day

Historical Events on November 11 (Part 2)

  • 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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • 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

Victory in BattleEnd 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

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This painting depicts the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in Compiegne, France
This painting depicts the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in Compiegne, France
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  • 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 deaths, fifth 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