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
    The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, is formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It is the first college fraternity.
  • 1831
    In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
  • 1880
    Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.
  • 1887
    Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed.
  • 1887
    Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal begins at Eastham.
  • 1918
    Józef Piłsudski assumes supreme military power in Poland - symbolic first day of Polish independence.
  • 1919
    The Centralia Massacre in Centralia, Washington results the deaths of four members of the American Legion and the lynching of a local leader of the Industrial Workers of the World.
  • 1926
    U.S. Route 66 is established.
  • 1930
    Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Kuwait’s National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
  • 1965
    In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence.
  • 1966
    NASA launches Gemini 12.
  • 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
    Australian constitutional crisis of 1975: Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismisses the government of Gough Whitlam, appoints Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister and announces a general election to be held in early December.
  • 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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