Historical Events on November 11 (Part 2)

Event of Interest

2006 New Zealand war memorial monument 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

Sports History

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

  • 2008 RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) sets sail from Southampton, England on her final voyage to Dubai


2008 Taylor Swift releases her second studio album "Fearless" (Billboard Album of the Year, 2009; Grammy Album of the Year, 2010, American Music Awards, 2009)

  • 2009 43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley win
  • 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

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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

  • 2013 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia
  • 2013 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India

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 58 people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District, Pakistan
  • 2014 An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake
  • 2014 Samsung Lions beat Nexen Heroes, 11-1 in Game 6 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Seoul to win the Korean Series
  • 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 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
  • 2015 Flawless 12 carat Blue Moon Diamond sells for $48.4 million at auction in Geneva
  • 2015 Montreal begins a controversial dumping of raw sewage (2.1bn gallons) into the St Lawrence River

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 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
  • 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

  • 2019 Arctic blast brings record low temperatures for November to the US Midwest including Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois
  • 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 Violent day in Hong Kong as protests continue with person set alight and another shot amid general strike
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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]

Music History

2022 Advertisement poster for ill-fated "Winter Dance Party" concert featuring Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens on February 3, 1959 - the day they died in a plane crash - sells at auction for $447K [1]

Only The Strong Survive

2022 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 21st studio album "Only The Strong Survive", his covers of American '60s and '70s" R&B and soul songs

  • 2022 Cypto currency FTX, founded by Sam Bankman-Fried files for bankruptcy, amid accusations of financial mismanagement and criminal misconduct [1]