Today in History, English
Today in History, English

128641November 11Event1942 – World War II: Nazi Germany completes its occupation of France.
128642November 11Event1960 – A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed.
128643November 11Event1961 – Thirteen Italian Air Force servicemen, deployed to the Congo as a part of the UN peacekeeping force are massacred by a mob in the course of the Kindu atrocity.
128644November 11Event1962 – Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
128645November 11Event1965 – In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence.
128646November 11Event1966 – NASA launches Gemini 12.
128647November 11Event1967 – Vietnam 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.
128648November 11Event1968 – Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.
128649November 11Event1968 – A second republic is declared in the Maldives.
128650November 11Event1972 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.
128651November 11Event1975 – Australian constitutional crisis of 1975: Australian Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismisses the government of Gough Whitlam, appoints Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister and announces a general election to be held in early December.
128652November 11Event1975 – Independence of Angola.
128653November 11Event1981 – Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations.
128654November 11Event1992 – The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.
128655November 11Event1993 – A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War is dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
128656November 11Event1999 – The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
128657November 11Event2000 – Kaprun disaster: 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.
128658November 11Event2001 – Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.
128659November 11Event2004 – New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
128660November 11Event2004 – The Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of Yasser Arafat from unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
128661November 11Event2006 – Queen Elizabeth II unveils the New Zealand War Memorial in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
128662November 11Event2008 – RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) sets sail on her final voyage to Dubai.
128663November 11Event2011 – Bethesda Softworks releases The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to universal acclaim, becoming one of the fastest selling video games of all time.
128664November 11Event2012 – A strong earthquake with the magnitude 6.8 hits northern Burma, killing at least 26 people.
128665November 11Event2014 – 58 people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.
128666November 11Birth1050 – Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1106)
128667November 11Birth1154 – Sancho I of Portugal (d. 1212)
128668November 11Birth1155 – Alfonso VIII of Castile (d. 1214)
128669November 11Birth1220 – Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (d. 1271)
128670November 11Birth1493 – Paracelsus, Swiss-German physician, botanist, astrologer, and occultist (d. 1541)

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