About November 11

November 11, 2020 is the 316th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Scorpio is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 93 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 11

  • 1500
    Treaty of Granada – Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon agree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them.
  • 1620
    The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.
  • 1634
    Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.
  • 1724
    Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking “Thief-Taker General” (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London.
  • 1750
    riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.
  • 1778
    Cherry Valley Massacre: Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village in eastern New York during the American Revolutionary War, killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.
  • 1865
    Treaty of Sinchula is signed by which Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • 1889
    The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd State of the United States.
  • 1911
    Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.
  • 1919
    Lāčplēša day – Latvian forces defeat the Freikorps at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 1924
    Prime Minister Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the first recognized Greek Republic.
  • 1930
    Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.
  • 1940
    Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in the U.S. Midwest.
  • 1960
    A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed.
  • 1965
    In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to “new left” antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.
  • 1975
    Independence of Angola.
  • 1993
    A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War is dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • 2006
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveils the New Zealand War Memorial in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.

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