November 11 Events in History - November 11 Birthdays - November 11 Deaths
2014 Dr. Craig Spencer, diagnosed with Ebola on October 23rd, is healed and has been discharged from the hospital; Spencer raised fears of a U.S. epidemic after reporting that he had traveled to various public places the day before showing symptoms
2014 Ford Motor Company begins using aluminum instead of steel in the body of its most popular truck, the F-150; the change has cost the company time and money in conversion of production lines but will make the vehicle more fuel efficient
2013 In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Australian pledges $10 million to help with major clean-up and relief efforts in Vietnam, where over people in a single province are feared dead
2013 A strike intended to shut down Nepal's general elections November 19th, is orchestrated by an alliance of 33 opposition parties
2012 In Tibet, a Tibetan teenager dies of self-immolation in Gansu, China; this is the seventh incident this week and the 70th self-immolation since 2009
2012 After being convicted of corruption, Jordan's former spy chief, Mohammad al-Dahabi, is sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment
2011 Ireland inaugurates its ninth President, Michael D. Higgins
2011 Greece swears in its new Prime Minister, Lucas Papademos
2010 A professor searching into medical records of playwright Bertolt Brecht discovers he may have died after contracting undiagnosed rheumatic fever as a child
2010 Students in Britain plan a nationwide protest against a proposal to charge up to $9,000 pounds per year for tuition fees
1999 Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
1997 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
1997 WNBA expands to Detroit and Washington D.C.
1996 Braves John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
1994 Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000
1994 Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
1993 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder
1992 Anglican Church and Church of England OK female priests
1990 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 169 performances
1990 Calif's Chuck Finley and Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between U.S. and Japanese all-star teams
1989 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 4 performances
1989 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1988 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
1987 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 12 performances
1987 Judge Anthony M. Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
1987 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns
1987 Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction
1986 Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
1986 Suriname government proclaims gold purification
1985 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost"
1985 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
1985 Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools and housing
1984 "3 Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 9 performances
1983 1st U.S. cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
1983 President Reagan became 1st U.S. President to address Japan's legislature
1983 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, vs. Pakistan at WACA
1982 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
1982 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight
1982 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters by Tyrus; kills 60
1982 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
1982 Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail in Poland
1981 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 3 performances
1981 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
1980 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
1980 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
1979 Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
1978 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
1977 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" and "Girl's School"
1975 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1975 Australian Prime Minister removed by crown (1st elected Prime Minister removed in 200 yrs)
1972 Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
1972 U.S. Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
1971 Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
1971 Neil Simons "prisoner of Second Avenue," premieres in New York City
1970 Baltimore Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
1969 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
1969 Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness
1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
1968 Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic
1968 Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
1966 Gemini 12 (Lovell and Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
1966 Methodist Church and Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church
1965 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas
1965 Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by Prime Minister Ian D Smith
1965 William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat," premieres in New York City
1964 Murray Schisgal's "Luv," premieres in New York City
1963 Brian Epstein and Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for Beatles
1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
1961 Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian United Nations pilots
1961 Molotov, Malenkov and Kaganovitsj kicked out of Russia's Communist Party
1961 Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
1960 Largest New York Knick 49th St. MSG crowd-18,499
1959 1st episode of "Rocky and His Friends" airs
1959 Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
1958 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 835 performances
1958 AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
1957 Demolition begins on cable car barn at California and Hyde (SF)
1953 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
1949 WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
1946 New York Knicks' 1st game at Madison Square Garden loses 78-68 to Chicago Stags
1944 New York Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
1943 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP
1943 U.S. air raid on Rabaul
1942 Last German offensive in Stalingrad
1942 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
1942 During WW II Germany completes their occupation of France
1942 Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
1942 Lieutenant-General Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
1942 Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
1941 Czechoslovakian premier general Eliasj arrested by nazis
1940 1,000s Paris students lay reath at Grave of Unknown Soldier
1940 Blizzard strikes midwestern U.S. killing over 100
1940 British air attack destroys half of Italian fleet
1940 Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle - Jeep
1939 Kate Smith 1st sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
1938 German and Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
1938 Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David
1937 Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
1937 Nobel prize for physics awarded to C. J. Davisson and G. P. Thomson
1935 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
1934 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
1934 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC and becomes KICK-AM
1933 "Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in Great Plains
1931 Cornerstones laid for Opera House and Veteran's Building
1928 France's 5th government of Poincare forms
1928 KXO-AM in El Centro California begins radio transmissions
1928 WGL-AM in Ft. Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
1928 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
1928 WOL-AM in Washington D.C. begins radio transmissions
1926 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
1925 Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD
1925 Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings
1925 Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement
1925 Robert Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
1924 Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St. New York City
1924 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)
1923 Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph
1922 Largest U.S. flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
1921 President Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Arlington Cemetary)
1919 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
1918 Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
1918 Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates
1918 Poland declares independence
1918 Armistice Day-WW I ends (at 11 AM on Western Front)
1918 Germany surrenders ending WW I, Allies and Germany sign armistice
1909 Construction of Navy base at Pearl Harbor begins
1909 J. M. Synge's "Tinker's Wedding," premieres in London
1906 Ethel Smyth' "Standrecht," premieres in Leipzig
1901 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
1899 Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora," premieres in London
1896 Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
1895 Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
1890 D. McCree patents portable fire escape
1889 Washington admitted as 42nd state
1868 1st American amateur track and field meet (New York City)
1865 Mary Edward Walker, 1st Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
1865 Thomas Robertsons "Society," premieres in London
1864 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
1864 Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
1862 Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St. Petersburg Russia)
1851 Alvan Clark patents telescope
1838 Emma Wedgwood accepts Charles Darwin's marriage proposal
1836 Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru
1813 Dresden surrenders to allied armies
1811 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
1790 Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China
1778 Iroquois Indians in New York kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
1752 Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army enters England
1725 Georg F. Handels opera "Tamerlano," premieres in London
1714 A highway in Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
1688 Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
1671 Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine
1648 Dutch and French agree to divide St. Maarten, Leeward Islands
1647 Massachusetts passes 1st U.S. compulsory school attendance law
1640 John Pym, earl of Strafford locked in Tower of London
1620 41 pilgrims land in Massachusetts, sign Mayflower Compact (just and equal laws)
1606 Turkey and Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
1572 Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege for Haarlem
1503 Pope Julius II elected
1500 Treaty of Granada: France and Aragon divide Naples
1493 Columbus discovers Saba
1417 Oddo Colonna elected as Pope Martinus V
1215 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1208 Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king
1158 Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy
887 Parliament in Tribur: King Charles III resigns
537 St. Silverius ends his reign as Catholic Pope