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November 11 Historical Events

The following events took place on November 11. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 61 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 308
    At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus of the West, in an attempt to restore order to the Roman Empire.
  • 1100
    Henry I of England marries Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland.
  • 1215
    The Fourth Lateran Council meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.
  • 1500
    Treaty of Granada – Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon agree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them.
  • 1620
    The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.
  • 1634
    Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.
  • 1673
    Second Battle of Khotyn in Ukraine: Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets made by Kazimierz Siemienowicz are successfully used.
  • 1675
    Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = ƒ(x).
  • 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.
  • 1750
    Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.
  • 1750
    The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, is formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It is the first college fraternity.
  • 1778
    Cherry Valley massacre: Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village in eastern New York during the American Revolutionary War, killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.
  • 1805
    Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein – 8000 French troops attempt to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: Battle of Crysler’s Farm – British and Canadian forces defeat a larger American force, causing the Americans to abandon their Saint Lawrence campaign.
  • 1831
    In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
  • 1839
    The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south.
  • 1865
    Treaty of Sinchula is signed by which Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • 1869
    The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act is enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people’s wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen Generations.
  • 1880
    Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.
  • 1887
    Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed.
  • 1887
    Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal begins at Eastham.
  • 1889
    The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.
  • 1911
    Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.
  • 1918
    World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne, France. The fighting officially ends at 11:00 a.m., (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) and this is commemorated annually with a two minute silence. The war officially ends on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.
  • 1918
    Józef Piłsudski assumes supreme military power in Poland - symbolic first day of Polish independence.
  • 1918
    Emperor Charles I of Austria relinquishes power.
  • 1919
    The Centralia Massacre in Centralia, Washington results the deaths of four members of the American Legion and the lynching of a local leader of the Industrial Workers of the World.
  • 1919
    Lāčplēša day – Latvian forces defeat the Freikorps at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.
  • 1921
    The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.

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