On This Day in History, November 11

Different days evoke certain feelings and memories depending on the happenings of that particular day. November 11 is no exception. There are major events that occurred on this day making it to the books of history.

Here is the list!

  • 1918 – An end to World War 1.
  • 1920 – The tomb of an unknown warrior was buried in Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 1921 – President Warren dedicated the tomb of the unknown with the inscription “HERE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER KNOWN BUT TO GOD”.
  • 1925 – Robert A. Millikan announced the discovery of Cosmic Rays.
  • 1925 – Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five began their first recording session.
  • 1926 – The establishment of U.S. Route 66 running for 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles.
  • 1930 – The Einstein refrigerator got patented.
  • 1931 – China threatened to increase its army if the League of Nations did not resolve disputes that affected Manchuria, following the need for Japanese troops in the region.
  • 1954 – Thousands of Pensioners took part in a rally in London calling for an increase in their pensions.
  • 1962 – Relations between Argentina and America had weakened due to the U.S. attempts to end oil contracts.
  • 1965 – Rhodesia, which is modern-day Zimbabwe, declared its independence.
  • 1966 – The spaceship Gemini was scheduled to launch at 3:46 EST from Cape Kennedy.
  • 1974 – American producer and actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, was born.
  • 1975 – 1st elected Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was removed from office by Governor-General Sir John Kerr after 200 years.
  • 1985 – 1st AIDS theme TV movie – “An Early Frost” screened on NBC.
  • 1989 – Jaguar became a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company.
  • 1992 – Church of England approved the ordination of female priests.
  • 2001 – Jerry Falwell expressed his point of view regarding how to deal with al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.
  • 2008 – Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” was released.
  • 2013 – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie was premiered.

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