HISTORICAL EVENTS OF IMPORTANCE ON NOVEMBER 11
1918—World War I ended
At 5:00 am on this day in 1918, the Allied powers and Germany signed an armistice document in the railway carriage of Ferdinand Foch, the commander of the Allied armies, and six hours later World War I came to an end. With 17 million casualties, the First World War was one of the bloodiest conflicts in history.
1992— The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests
The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests; the first ordination took place two years later.
POLITICAL EVENTS OF IMPORTANCE
1965—Rhodesia declares its independence
Rhodesia, a region that is comprised of present-day Zimbabwe declared its freedom from the United Kingdom under the leadership of predominantly white leaders. It lasted for 14 years when it was renamed the Republic of Zimbabwe after being recognized by the UN and the UK.
1975—Angola gained independence
Angola gained its independence after over 300 years of Portuguese rule.
SCIENTIFIC EVENTS ON NOVEMBER 11
1925—Discovery of Cosmic Rays
On this day, Robert A. Millikan announced the discovery of cosmic rays.
1930—the Einstein refrigerator
Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention of the Einstein refrigerator.
1966—NASA launches Gemini 12
Gemini 12, the last spacecraft in the Gemini series and the first to make an automatically controlled re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere, was launched on November 11.
1947— Gentlemen’s Agreement movie was premiered
“Gentlemen’s Agreement” directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948).
1954— 2nd volume of Lord of the Rings published
“Two Towers”, 2nd volume of “Lord of the Rings”, by J. R. R. Tolkien was published by George Allen and Unwin in London.
2013—The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie was premiered
On November 11, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London.
2008— Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” released.
Taylor Swift releases her 2nd studio album “Fearless” (2009 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Album of the Year 2010, American Music Awards 2009).
Famous Birthdays on November 11
1821—Fyodor Dostoyevsky—Russian novelist who wrote Crime and Punishment
1888—Abul Kalam Azad—1st Minister of Education in the Indian government
1944—Ritu Kumar—Indian Fashion Designer
1953—Boney Kapoor—Indian Film Producer
1974—Leonardo DiCaprio—American actor, producer
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