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.
- 1940Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in the U.S. Midwest.
- 1940World War II: Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
- 1944Dr. jur. Erich Göstl, a member of the Waffen SS, is presented with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, to recognise extreme battlefield bravery, after losing his face and eyes during the Battle of Normandy.
- 1960A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed.
- 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.
- 1972Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.
- 1993A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War is dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
- 1999The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
- 2008RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) sets sail on her final voyage to Dubai.
Who were born on November 11?
- 1743Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (d. 1828)
- 1887Roland Young, American actor (d. 1953)
- 1901Sam Spiegel, Austrian-born American film producer (d. 1985)
- 1920Roy Jenkins, British politician (d. 2003)
- 1950Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
- 1950Jim Peterik, American musician and songwriter (Survivor)
- 1951Kim Peek, American megasavant (d. 2009)
- 1955Dave Alvin, American songwriter and guitarist
- 1986François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player
- 1994Connor Price, Canadian actor
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