About November 11

November 11, 2024 is the 316th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 79 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.
  • 1673
    Second Battle of Khotyn in Ukraine: Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets made by Kazimierz Siemienowicz are successfully used.
  • 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.
  • 1750
    riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.
  • 1839
    The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
  • 1880
    Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence.
  • 1966
    NASA launches Gemini 12.
  • 1968
    A second republic is declared in the Maldives.
  • 1999
    The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
  • 2000
    Kaprun disaster: 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.
  • 2004
    New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

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