Friday, November 11, 2016
History for November 11 - On-This-Day.com:
Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1821 - Novelist, short story writer, journalist, Thomas Aldrich 1870, George Patton 1885
Alger Hiss 1904, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1922, Jonathan Winters 1925
1620 - The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just and equal laws."
1851 - The telescope was patented by Alvan Clark.
1918 - World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed an armistice. This day became recognized as Veteran's Day in the United States.
1921 - The Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding.
1938 - Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.
1940 - The Jeep made its debut.
1981 - The U.S.S. Ohio was commissioned at the Electric Boat Division in Groton, CT. It was the first Trident class submarine.
1993 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Women's Memorial was dedicated to honor the more than 11,000 women who had served in the Vietnam War.