Today in History
Listings for Monday, November 11, 2019.
- 1821 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, author "Crime and Punishment"
- 1885 General George S. Patton, fast mover.
- 1899 Pat O'Brien
- 1904 Alger Hiss
- 1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan).
- 1925 Jonathan Winters
- 1935 Bibi Andersson
- 1962 Demi Moore
- 1964 Calista Flockhart
- 1970 Peta Wilson
- 1974 Leonardo DiCaprio
- The REAL Veteran's Day. They fought for your freedom.
- Martinmas, term day in Scotland (Feast of St Martin of Tours)
- Rememberance Day - Canada
- 1620 41 Pilgrims sign a compact aboard the Mayflower
- 1889 Washington admitted as the 42nd state.
- 1918 Armistice Day -- WW I ends (at 11AM on the Western Front)
- 1921 President Harding dedicates the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier.
- 1924 Palace of Legion of Honor in San Francisco is dedicated.
- 1939 Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
- 1965 Rhodesia proclaims independence from Britain.
- 1966 Gemini 12 is launched on a four day flight.
- 1975 Portugal grants independence to Angola (National Day).
- 1980 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
- 1982 Space Shuttle Columbia makes the first commercial flight.
- 1987 Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 million at auction
That's all for today.