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11 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

“11 November: What Happened On This Day In History?”


11 November: In a year, the 11th of November is the 315th day as per the Gregorian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 316th day of the year. What special day is today?

Readers would get a variety of news on different facets of human lives as well as on nations, organizations, and above all our planet and beyond. You must be curious to know what happened today.

Now get ready to explore an array of people, places, politics, and a lot more given in this article.

11 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 11 November

Art & Artists

    • 1872American movie and theatre actress Maude Adams was born. She had featured in Joan of Arc, in three James Bond movies, and Shakespearean roles like Juliet, Rosalind, and Viola.
    • 2011 Release of Darren Lynn Bousman’s horror movie “11-11-11”. Bousman was the director and writer of the movie.

Science & Technology

    • 1572The supernova “SN 1572” was observed by Tycho Brahe, a Danish astronomer.
    • 1675Integral calculus was first demonstrated by Gottfried Leibniz.

Leaders & Politics

    • 1831Nat Turned, an American enslaved black slave-rebellion was hanged.
    • 1889 Washington became the 42nd state of the USA.
    • 1918End of World War I that took 17 million human lives.
    • 1975Angola got independence from Portugal.

People & Society

    • 1417 Martin V was collectively elected as the Pope, and the Great Schism ended.
    • 1750 Lhasa, the Tibetan capital city witnessed bloody riots after the Tibetan regent was murdered. Around 130 were killed in the riot.
    • 1992 Through a poll, the Church of England decided to allow women to become priests.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

    • 2000 Due to a fire in a cable, the Kaprun disaster happened in an alpine subway in Austria. Eventually, 155 snowboarders and skiers died in the incident.
    • 2012 A high-magnitude earthquake (6.8) killed 26 people in northern Burma.
    • 2020 Typhoon Vamco caused a severe flood and killed 67 people in Luzon, the Philippines.

Discoveries & Explorations

    • 1493Christopher Columbus, during his expedition, sighted the beautiful island of St. Martin.
    • 1966Gemini 12 spacecraft was launched by NASA.

Leisure & Sports

    • 1872 The Rugby League World Cup match between Great Britain and Australia ended with a draw. But Great Britain was awarded the trophy.
    • 1889 Willie Park Jr. beat Andrew Kirkaldy to clinch his second British Open Men’s Golf title.

Birth Anniversaries (11 November)

    • 1821 Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russian writer)
    • 1922 Kurt Vonnegut (Novelist from America)
    • 1962 Demi Moore (American actress)
    • 1974 Leonardo DiCaprio (Actor-producer from America)
    • 1982 Jeremy Williams (Actor-model from England)
    • 1994 Sanju Samson (Indian cricketer)

Death Anniversaries (11 November)

    • 1880 Ned Kelly (Infamous criminal from Australia)
    • 1962 Joseph Ruddy (Water polo player and swimmer from America)
    • 2004 Yasser Arafat (Great leader of Palestine)
    • 2006 Belinda Emmett (Australian actress)

What Special Day is Today: (11 November)

    • International Origami Day
    • National Education Day (India)
    • Singles Day (China)
    • Remembrance Day
    • Republic Day (Maldives)
    • Women’s Day (Belgium)
    • Independence Day (Angola)


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