Today in History, English
Today in History, English

128611November 11Event1673 – Second Battle of Khotyn in Ukraine: Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets made by Kazimierz Siemienowicz are successfully used.
128612November 11Event1675 – Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = ƒ(x).
128613November 11Event1724 – Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London.
128614November 11Event1750 – Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.
128615November 11Event1750 – The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, is formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It is the first college fraternity.
128616November 11Event1778 – Cherry Valley massacre: Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village in eastern New York during the American Revolutionary War, killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.
128617November 11Event1805 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein – 8000 French troops attempt to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.
128618November 11Event1813 – War of 1812: Battle of Crysler's Farm – British and Canadian forces defeat a larger American force, causing the Americans to abandon their Saint Lawrence campaign.
128619November 11Event1831 – In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.
128620November 11Event1839 – The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
128621November 11Event1864 – American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea – Union General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta, Georgia to the ground in preparation for his march south.
128622November 11Event1865 – Treaty of Sinchula is signed by which Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
128623November 11Event1869 – The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act is enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people's wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen Generations.
128624November 11Event1880 – Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.
128625November 11Event1887 – Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed.
128626November 11Event1887 – Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal begins at Eastham.
128627November 11Event1889 – The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.
128628November 11Event1911 – Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.
128629November 11Event1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne, France. The fighting officially ends at 11:00 a.m., (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) and this is commemorat
128630November 11Event1918 – Józef Piłsudski assumes supreme military power in Poland - symbolic first day of Polish independence.
128631November 11Event1918 – Emperor Charles I of Austria relinquishes power.
128632November 11Event1919 – The Centralia Massacre in Centralia, Washington results the deaths of four members of the American Legion and the lynching of a local leader of the Industrial Workers of the World.
128633November 11Event1919 – Lāčplēša day – Latvian forces defeat the Freikorps at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.
128634November 11Event1921 – The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.
128635November 11Event1926 – The United States Numbered Highway System, including U.S. Route 66, is established.
128636November 11Event1930 – Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.
128637November 11Event1934 – The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia is opened.
128638November 11Event1940 – World War II: Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto.
128639November 11Event1940 – The German cruiser Atlantis captures top secret British mail, and sends it to Japan.
128640November 11Event1940 – Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in the U.S. Midwest.

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