Behind History For November 11 – Today in History

Behind History For November 11

1911 – Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day.

1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement (Formal agreement between the warring parties to stop the fight) with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.

1918 – Emperor Charles I of Austria claims his power to the throne.

1923 – Adolf Hitler was arrested in Munich for high treason for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch.

1926 – The United States Numbered Highway System is established. This is also called Federal Highway.


1930 – Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

1940 – World War II: In the Battle of Taranto, the Royal Navy launches the first all aircraft ship to ship naval attack in history.

1940 – World War II: The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis captures top secret British mail from the Automedon, and sends it to Japan.

1942 – World War II: France was occupied by German forces in Case Anton.

1961 – Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots.

1962 – Kuwait’s National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.

1968 – Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic.

1972 – US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army.

1975 – Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day).

1975 – Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr – 1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs.


1978 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives

1981 – Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.

1988 – Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science.

1992 – The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests

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

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