Today in History

Listings for Monday, November 11, 2019.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • 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.



Today In History