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

  • 308
    At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus of the West, in an attempt to restore order to the Roman Empire.
  • 1675
    Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = ƒ(x).
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1839
    The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
  • 1889
    The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd State of the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1944
    Dr. jur. Erich Göstl, a member of the Waffen SS, is presented with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, to recognise extreme battlefield bravery, after losing his face and eyes during the Battle of Normandy.
  • 1960
    A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed.
  • 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
    A second republic is declared in the Maldives.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to 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.
  • 1975
    Independence of Angola.
  • 1981
    Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.
  • 1992
    The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.
  • 2008
    RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) sets sail on her final voyage to Dubai.

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