It’s Veteran’s Day, also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting the President issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday; "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'." (courtesy of wikipedia.org)
Leader of a Virginia slave revolt, Nat Turner, was hanged in 1831,
The image converter for detecting electromagnetic radiation was patented by George R. Carruthers making him the first Black to do so, in 1969,
Angola became independent in 1975,
The Bethune Museum & Archives, a depository and center for African American women's history, is established in Washington, DC in 1979,
Civil Rights Memorial is dedicated in Montgomery, AL, 1989,
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Calista Flockhart ,Kurt Vonnegut, Jonathan Winters, Fedor Dostoevsky, General George Patton, Charles Walgreen, Tyler Christopher Baker, Willie Parker, William Proxmire, Daniel Ortega, Barbara Boxer, Adam Beach, Maude Adams, Abigail Adams and Leonardo DiCaprio were all born November 11.
Demi Moore and I, both, were born today, 54 years ago.