Historical Events on 11th November
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308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.
887 - Parliament in Tribur: King Charles III resigns
1158 - Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy
1208 - Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king
1215 - 4th Lateran Council (12th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1417 - Oddo Colonna elected as Pope Martinus V
1493 - Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba
1500 - Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide Naples
1503 - Pope Julius II elected
1572 - Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege of Haarlem
1606 - Turkey & Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
1634 - Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery".
1640 - Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, impeached by the House of Lords on the evidence of John Pym, and imprisoned in the Tower of London; he was later executed.
The Warrior Pope Julius II 1647 - Massachusetts passes first compulsory school attendance law in the American colonies
1648 - Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
1671 - Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine
1673 - Second Battle of Khotyn in the Ukraine, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski. defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used.
1675 - Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function.
1688 - Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
1714 - A highway in Bronx is laid out, later renamed East 233rd Street
1724 - Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)
Composer George Friedrich Handel 1725 - George Frederick Handel's opera "Tamerlano" premieres in London
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
1750 - The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first college fraternity.
1752 - Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna
1775 - Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war
1778 - Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
1790 - Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China
1805 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.
1811 - Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
1813 - Dresden surrenders to allied armies
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1836 - Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
1839 - The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
1851 - Alvan Clark patents telescope
1862 - Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)
1864 - Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
1864 - Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
1865 - Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
1865 - Thomas Robertson's "Society" premieres in London
1865 - Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
1868 - 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
1880 - Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol
1887 - Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies (b. 1855), Albert Parsons (b. 1848), Adolph Fischer (b. 1858) and George Engel (b. 1836) are executed.
1887 - Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal starts at Eastham.
1889 - Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA
1890 - D McCree patents portable fire escape
1895 - Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
1896 - Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
1896 - Samuel Pierpont Langley's Number 6 'heavier-than-air' aircraft model flies over 1,500 m (5,000 ft).
1899 - Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London
1901 - Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
1905 - High Commissioner Prince George declares amnesty for all leaders of the insurrection that has been disturbing Crete during the recent months - but which never gained mass supprt
1906 - Ethel Smyth's "Standrecht" premieres in Leipzig
1909 - Construction of US navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, begins
1909 - J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding" premieres in London
1911 - Many cities in the U.S. Midwest broke their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
1911 - Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control
1918 - Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
1918 - Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates
1918 - Poland declares independence
1918 - Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect, WW I hostilities end at 11.00 am
1919 - Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
1920 - Great Britain's monument to her war dead, the Cenotaph in Whitehall, designed by Edwin Lutyens, unveiled
1920 - The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, at at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
1921 - President Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
1922 - Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
1923 - Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph
1924 - Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC
1924 - Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)
1925 - Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD
Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong 1925 - Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings
1925 - Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement
1925 - Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
1926 - Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
1926 - U.S. Route 66 is established.
1928 - France's 5th government of Poincaré forms
1928 - KXO-AM in El Centro CA 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 DC begins radio transmissions
1930 - Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.
1931 - Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building
1933 - "Great Black Blizzard" 1st great dust storm in Great Plains
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday 1933 - Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released
1934 - 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
1934 - WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
1935 - Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD
1937 - Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
1937 - Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson
1938 - German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
1938 - Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David
1939 - Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
1940 - Thousands of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
1940 - Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100
1940 - British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto
Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin 1940 - Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle ("Jeep")
1941 - Czech premier general Eliasj arrested by Nazis
1942 - -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
1942 - 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
1942 - During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
1942 - Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
1942 - Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
1942 - Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
1943 - Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP
1943 - US air raid on Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
1944 - NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
1946 - NY Knicks' 1st game at Madison Sq Garden loses 78-68 to Chic Stags
1949 - WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
1953 - Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien 1954 - Publication of "Two Towers" 2nd volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London
1957 - Demolition begins on cable car barn at California & Hyde (SF)
1958 - "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 perfs
1958 - AL announces Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
1959 - 1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" airs
1959 - Seals Stadium in San Francisco, demolished
1960 - Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499
1961 - Adulterous couple up mestkar through Staphorst riding
1961 - Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots
1961 - Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj expelled from USSR's communist party
1961 - Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
1962 - Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
1963 - Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles
Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe 1963 - Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
1964 - Murray Schisgal's "Luv" premieres in NYC
1965 - Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian Smith
1965 - William Alfred's "Hogan's Goat" premieres in NYC
1966 - Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
1966 - Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA)
1966 - NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12.
1968 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear nude on cover of "2 Virgins" album
1968 - Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
1968 - Ron Hill sets record 10-mile run (46:44) at Leicester England
1968 - As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high
1969 - Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
Rocker Jim Morrison 1969 - Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness
1970 - Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
1971 - Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
1971 - Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC
1972 - Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time
1972 - US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
1975 - Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
1975 - Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)
1975 - Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after sacking of the Whitlam Government by Governor General John Kerr
1977 - Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
1978 - Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser 1979 - Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
1980 - Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37
1980 - Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars
1981 - "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
1981 - Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
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 near Tyre; kills 60
1982 - Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
1983 - 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
1983 - President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature
1983 - Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
1984 - "Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances
1985 - 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1985 - Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
1985 - Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
1986 - Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
1986 - Suriname government proclaims gold purification
1987 - "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
1987 - Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
1987 - Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns
1987 - Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards
1987 - Van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction
1988 - Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
1989 - "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1989 - Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1990 - "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 perfs
1990 - Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens 1992 - The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
1993 - Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder
1994 - Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex" for $30,800,000
1994 - Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir
1996 - Braves' John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
1997 - CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002
1997 - Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
1997 - WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington DC
1999 - Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
2000 - In Kaprun, Austria, 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.
2001 - Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they were traveling on top off.
2004 - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat 2004 - The death of Yasser Arafat is confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
2006 - The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
2008 - The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) set sail on her final voyage to Dubai.
2009 - 43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins
2011 - 25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win
2012 - 12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma
2013 - 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
2013 - 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift 2014 - The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April is found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison
2014 - An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake
2014 - The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute
2014 - The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence
2014 - 58 people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District, Pakistan
2014 - Samsung Lions win the 2014 Korean Series in baseball
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