On This Day in History for November 11 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 162 of 162

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

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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
  • 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
  • 1981 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
  • 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
  • 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 Judge Anthony Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
  • 1987 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

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

  • 1988 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
  • 1989 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
  • 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

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

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

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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
  • 1999 Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 2008 The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) set sail on her final voyage to Dubai.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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