11 November

November 11 is the 315th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 50 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 11th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 11th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Origami Day
  • National Education Day
  • Pocky Day
  • Pepero Day
  • Veterans Day
  • World Quality Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 11

1999: House of Lords Act 1999 passed

The act removed the right to a place in the House of Lords based on peerage and hereditary rights.

1975: Angola independence

Angola gained its independence after over 300 years of Portuguese rule.

1965: Rhodesia declares its independence

Rhodesia, a region that is comprised of present day Zimbabwe declared its freedom from the United Kingdom under the leadership of predominantly white leaders. It lasted for 14 years when it was renamed the Republic of Zimbabwe after being recognized by the UN and the UK.

1926: Approval of numbered highways in the US

Under this system odd numbered highways run north to south while even numbered highways run east to west. Lower odd numbers are in the west, and higher odd number are in the east. Lower even numbers are in the south, and higher even numbers are in the north.

1918: World War I ends

An armistice was signed to formally end the war. With 17 million casualties, the First World War was one of the bloodiest conflicts in history.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 11

1974: Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor, producer

1945: Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan politician, President of Nicaragua

1922: Kurt Vonnegut, American author

1885: George S. Patton, American general

1821: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian author

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 11

2004: Yasser Arafat, Palestinian engineer, politician

1938: Typhoid Mary, Irish/American carrier of Typhoid fever

1887: Haymarket affair, defendants:

1880: Ned Kelly, Australian murderer

1855: Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, author

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