11 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • George Savile, 1st marquess of Halifax, 1633
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 1836
  • King Vittorio Emmanuel III of Italy, 1869
  • King Gustav VI of Sweden, 1882
  • General George Patton, 1885
  • René Clair, 1898
  • Pat O'Brien, 1899
  • Sam Spiegel, 1903
  • Alger Hiss, 1904
  • Robert Ryan, 1909
  • Albert Camus, 1913
  • Howard Fast, 1914
  • William Proxmire, 1915
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr., 1922
  • Jonathan Winters, 1925
  • Carlos Fuentes, 1928
  • Bibi Andersson, 1935
  • Barbara Boxer, 1940
  • Daniel Ortega, 1945
  • 'Fuzzy' Zoeller, 1951
  • Demi Moore, 1962
  • Calista Flockhart, 1964
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, 1974

Died On This Day:

  • Nat Turner, 1831
  • Kierkegaard, 1855
  • Pedro V Portugal, 1861
  • Ned Kelly hanged, 1880
  • Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, 1917
  • Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon), 1938
  • Norman Bethune, 1939
  • Jerome Kern, 1945
  • Dale Carnegie, 1955
  • Alexander Calder, 1976
  • Dimitri Tiomkin, 1979
  • Irv Kupcinet, 2003
  • Yasser Arafat, 2004
  • Peter Drucker, 2005
  • Ira Levin, 2007
  • Dino De Laurentiis, 2010
  • Robert Vaughan, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1630 - Day of Dupes-Cardinal Richelieu foils attempt to dismiss him.
  • 1648 - Dutch and French agree to divide the island of St. Maarten in the Leeward Islands.
  • 1790 - Crysanthemums first introduced into England from China.
  • 1851 - Alvan Clark of Cambridge, Mass. patents his telescope.
  • 1889 - Washington becomes 42nd state admitted to Union.
  • 1918 - WWI ends-armistice takes effect at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day in the 11th month.
  • 1921 - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier dedicated at Arlington, VA by President Harding.
  • 1939 - Irving Berlin's 'God Bless America' first performed by Kate Smith on her network radio show.
  • 1966 - Last Gemini mission - Number 12 - with astronauts Lovel and Aldrin takes off.
  • 1973 - Cease fire called between Israel and Egypt.
  • 1987 - Vincent Van Gogh's painting 'Irises' sells for $53.9 million at New York auction.
  • 1992 - Matisse's 1927-28 'Harmony in Yellow' sells for record $14.5 million at Christies, New York.
  • 2010 - Qianlong-era Chinese vase, found in modest West London house, sold for world record £51.6 million at small auction house Bainbridges.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Martin of Tours
  • Theodore the Studite
  • Bartholomew of Grottaferrata
  • Menas

Holiday:

  • Veterans Day (Armistice Day) in U.S. UK and France
  • Independence Day Angola (1975), Rhodesia (1965), Poland (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in Canada celebrating the end of WWI in 1918
  • Martin's Goose Day in Sweden, Martinmas or feast of Saint Martin

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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