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!
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- World Origami Day
- National Education Day
- Pocky Day
- Pepero Day
- Veterans Day
- World Quality Day
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.
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
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