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Stormy conditions also spread across Ireland. //www.rte.ie/news/2010/1111/weather.html (RTÉ) //www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/1111/breaking4.html?via=mr ("The Irish Times")
Cuba – United States relations: A Cuban website questions the release of "Call of Duty: Black Ops", an American shooter video game in which United States forces try to murder Fidel Castro. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11731120 (BBC)
November 12 ndash The G-20 summit is held in Seoul, South Korea. Korea becomes the first non-G8 nation to host a G-20 leaders summit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The RMS "Queen Elizabeth 2" sets sail on her final voyage before she is refurbished and turned into a hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hshire/7723073.stm (BBC News)
Mohamed Nasheed is sworn in as the new President of the Maldives. //edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/11/11/maldives.president/index.html?eref=edition_asia (CNN)
Peter Eastgate of Denmark wins the 2008 World Series of Poker main event, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em World Chionship, winning over US$9.1 million. //sports.espn.go.com/espn/poker/columns/story?columnist=wise_garyid=3697842 (ESPN)
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her last voyage from Southton, UK to Dubai, UAE. She will become a floating hotel at Palm Jumeirah.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

War on Terrorism: An Arab magazine claims to have received an e-mail from a member of the Al Qaeda group claiming responsibility for Saturday's bombing in Riyadh that killed 17 people and injured over 100. //www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,102733,00.html
Pornographer Larry Flynt states that he has bought topless photos of famous Iraq war soldier Jessica Lynch and was planning to publish them in January 2004 later, he says he bought them to prevent them from ever being published. The photos reportedly show Lynch frolicking with male soldiers prior to her deployment to Iraq. //www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/10513.htm//www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,102736,00.html//www.nydailynews.com/front/story/135799p-120870c.html

Saturday, November 11, 2000

Kaprun disaster, Austria: A funicular fire in an Alpine tunnel kills 155 skiers and snowboarders.
Kaprun disaster, Austria, where 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.

Tuesday, November 11, 1997

Mary McAleese is elected the 8th President of Ireland in succession to Mary Robinson, the first time in the world that one woman has succeeded another as elected head of state.

Wednesday, November 11, 1992

The government of Peru announces it has arrested a small group of army officers who were plotting the assassination of President Alberto Fujimori.
The Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.
A report by the World Meteorological Organization reports an unprecedented level of ozone depletion in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
Boxer Riddick Bowe defeats Evander Holyfield to become undisputed heavyweight chion.

Saturday, November 11, 1989

Louie Espinoza inaugurated as WBO World Featherweight Chion.

Friday, November 11, 1988

In Sacramento, California, police find a body buried in the lawn of 60-year-old boardinghouse landlady Dorothea Puente (7 bodies are eventually found and Puente is convicted of 3 murders and sentenced to life in prison).

Tuesday, November 11, 1986

Sperry Rand and Burroughs merge to form Unisys, becoming the second largest computer company.

Friday, November 11, 1983

Ronald Reagan becomes the first U.S. President to address the Diet, Japan's national legislature.

Sunday, November 11, 1973

Egypt and Israel sign a United States-sponsored cease-fire accord.

Saturday, November 11, 1972

Vietnam War – Vietnamization: The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.

Saturday, November 11, 1967

Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 3 United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to New Left antiwar activist Tom Hayden.

Saturday, November 11, 1950

A Curtiss Reid Flying Services plane crashes while enroute to Paris from Rome, killing all 52 on board.
The Mattachine Society is founded in Los Angeles as the first gay-liberation organization.
Colonel Carlos Delgado Chalbaud is kidnapped and murdered in Caracas.

Friday, November 11, 1938

Celal Bayar forms the new government of Turkey. (10 th government Celal Bayar had served twice as a prime minister)

Thursday, November 11, 1937

The Kogushi sulfur mine collapse, in western Gunma, Japan, kills at least 245 people.

Saturday, November 11, 1933

Dust Bowl: In South Dakota, a very strong dust storm strips topsoil from desiccated farmlands (one of a series of disastrous dust storms that year).
The United States and the Soviet Union establish formal diplomatic relations.
President of Brazil Getulio Vargas names himself dictator.

Thursday, November 11, 1926

The Balfour Declaration is approved by the 1926 Imperial Conference, making the Commonwealth dominions equal and independent.
The "NBC" radio network opens with 24 stations (formed by Westinghouse, General Electric and RCA).
Sri Aurobindo retires, leaving "The Mother" to run the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India.
The village of Rocquebillier in the French Riviera is almost destroyed in a massive hailstorm.
"U.S. Route 66" is established.

Thursday, November 11, 1920

Tuesday, November 11, 1919

The Centralia Massacre in Centralia, Washington results in the deaths of four members of the American Legion, and the lynching of a local leader of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Wednesday, November 11, 1914

World War I ndash The Battle of Kolubara begins: Serbian forces engaged by Austro-Hungarian forces.
A year after being created by passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens for business.
24 ndash World War I ndash The Battle of Basra results in British Empire forces taking Basra from the Ottoman Empire.

Wednesday, November 11, 1891

The Jindandao Incident breaks out in the Juu Uda League, Inner Mongolia, massacred tens of thousands of Mongols before being suppressed by government troops in late December.

Monday, November 11, 1889

Washington is admitted as the 42nd U.S. state.

Friday, November 11, 1887

August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, Michael Schwab, and Samuel Fielden are hanged for inciting riot and murder in the Haymarket Riot of May 4, 1886.

Thursday, November 11, 1886

Heinrich Hertz verifies at the University of Karlsruhe the existence of the electromagnetic waves.

Friday, November 11, 1881

The Clarkson Memorial in Wisbech is completed and unveiled to the public.

Thursday, November 11, 1880

Australian bushranger and bank robber Ned Kelly is hanged in Melbourne.

Wednesday, November 11, 1874

The Gamma Phi Betasorority is founded at Syracuse University. This is the first women's Greek letter organization to be called a sorority.

Monday, November 11, 1872

U.S. government geologist Clarence King reveals the diamond hoax in Wyoming.

Tuesday, November 11, 1856

Taiping Rebellion: Shi Dakai arrives at the Heavenly Capital once more with 100,000 men and demands that Wei Changhui and Qin Rigang be executed. Shi subsequently becomes head of the government.

Thursday, November 11, 1852

The new Palace of Westminster opens in Britain.

Monday, November 11, 1839

The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.

Wednesday, November 11, 1818

Thursday, November 11, 1813

War of 1812 ndash Battle of Crysler's Farm: the Americans are defeated by the British.

Monday, November 11, 1805

Napoleonic Wars ndash Battle of Dürenstein: 8,000 French troops attempt to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

Wednesday, November 11, 1750

A riot breaks out in Lhasa, Tibet, after the murder of the regent of Tibet.

Saturday, November 11, 1724

Shah Mahmud Hotaki of Afghanistan goes insane.
Longman, the oldest publishing house in England, is founded.
The Austrian Netherlands agree to the Pragmatic Sanction.
China expels foreign missionaries.
Willem Mons, lover of Catherine I of Russia, is executed and his head preserved in alcohol.
Joseph Blake (alias Blueskin), highwayman, is hanged in London.
Blenheim Palace construction is completed. It is presented as a gift to the Duke of Marlborough for his involvement in the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.
Jack Sheppard is hanged in London.

Saturday, November 11, 1673

Polish and Lithuanian military units under the command of soon-to-be-king Jan Sobieski defeat the Turkish army in the Battle of Khotyn. In this battle, rockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz are successfully used.

Wednesday, November 11, 1648

France and the Netherlands agree to divide the Caribbean island of Saint Martin between them.

Saturday, November 11, 1634

The Treaty of Polianovska is defined.
Suspecting that Patriarch Afonso Mendes played a part in the Portuguese assault on Mombasa, Emperor Fasilides expels him and several Jesuit missionaries from Ethiopia.
In Maryland, the Jesuits Andrew White, John Altham Gravenor, and Thomas Gervase arrived with Lord Leonard Calvert on March 25, 1634, and in that year established an institution of higher learning at St. Mary\'s which later became known as Georgetown University, North America's oldest university.
In Maryland, the Jesuits Andrew White, John Altham Gravenor, and Thomas Gervase arrived with Lord Leonard Calvert on March 25, 1634, and in that year established an institution of higher learning at St. Mary's which later became known as Georgetown University, North America's oldest university.
The English establish a settlement at Cochin (now Kochi) on the Malabar Coast.
Jean Nicolet becomes the first European to set foot in Wisconsin. He is in search of a water-route to the Pacific when he lands at Green Bay, most likely in August 1634.
The Irish House of Commons passes an Act for the Punishment of the Vice of Buggery
The first meeting of the "Académie française" occurs.
Curaçao is captured by the Dutch.
In England, Oxford University Press receives its charter and becomes the second of the privileged presses.
Moses Amyraut's "Traite de la predestination" is published.
Covent Garden Market opens in London.
The German Brewery Paulaner is established.
The first decennial performance of the Oberammergau Passion Plays is held.

Thursday, November 11, 1621

The ship "Fortune" arrives at Plymouth Colony, with 35 more settlers.

Saturday, November 11, 1606

Peace of Zsitvatorok between the Ottoman and Holy Roman Empires. The independence of Transylvania is recognized by both sides and Austria's annual tribute to the Ottomans is abolished.

Sunday, November 1, 1500 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, November 2, 1417 (Julianian calendar)

The use of street lighting is first recorded in London, when Sir Henry Barton, the mayor, orders lanterns with lights to be hung out on the winter evenings between Hallowtide and Candlemas.
Pope Martin V succeeds Pope Gregory XII (who abdicated in 1415) as the 206th pope.

Wednesday, November 10, 308 (Julianian calendar)

The Basilica of Maxentius is constructed, the largest building in the Roman Forum.
Kingdom of Xiongnu established in northern China.
The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius a public enemy and Licinius is proclaimed Augustus, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.
Under Constantine I, the Romans defeat the Germans along the Rhine frontier.
Domitius Alexander is acclaimed emperor (against Maxentius) in Carthage, the African provinces come under his rule. This is a dangerous situation, because Rome depends on the grain supply.
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