November 11: Day of the Week
November 11, 2020 is the 316th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 50 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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November 11 Historical Event(s)
- 1724Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking “Thief-Taker General” (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London.
- 1918Emperor Charles I of Austria relinquishes power.
- 1921The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.
- 1924Prime Minister Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the first recognized Greek Republic.
- 1940The German cruiser Atlantis captures top secret British mail, and sends it to Japan.
- 1940World War II: Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
- 1962Kuwait’s National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
- 1967Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to “new left” antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
- 1968Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.
- 1981Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.
Who were born on November 11?
- 1493Paracelsus, physician (d. 1541)
- 1668Johann Albert Fabricius, German scholar and bibliographer (d. 1736)
- 1792Mary Anne Evans, Welsh wife of Benjamin Disraeli (d. 1872)
- 1946Al Holbert, American racing driver and team owner (d. 1988)
- 1960Chuck Hernandez, American baseball coach
- 1967Gil de Ferran, Brazilian racing driver
- 1983Philipp Lahm, German footballer
- 1985Kalan Porter, Canadian singer-songwriter
- 1985Robin Uthappa, Indian cricketer
- 1986Victor Cruz, American football player
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