About November 11

November 11, 2021 is the 315th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 82 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 11

  • 1620
    The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.
  • 1750
    riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.
  • 1839
    The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south.
  • 1865
    Treaty of Sinchula is signed by which Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    Prime Minister Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the first recognized Greek Republic.
  • 1926
    U.S. Route 66 is established.
  • 1934
    The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia is opened.
  • 1940
    Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in the U.S. Midwest.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
  • 1942
    World War II: Nazi Germany completes its occupation of France.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Second Battle of El Alamein is won by the British in El Alamein, Egypt.
  • 1961
    thirteen Italian Air Force servicemen, deployed to the Congo as a part of the UN peacekeeping force are massacred by a mob in the course of the Kindu atrocity.
  • 1962
    Kuwait’s National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Kaprun disaster: 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.
  • 2001
    Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.
  • 2004
    The Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of Yasser Arafat from unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
  • 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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