Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Today in History: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.
 
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On this date in:
1620Forty-one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a "body politick."
1831Former slave Nat Turner, who had led a violent insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem, Va.
1889Washington became the 42nd state.
1921President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
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1965Rhodesia proclaimed its independence from Britain.
1972The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese army, symbolizing the end of direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.
1992The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
1998Israel's Cabinet narrowly ratified a land-for-peace agreement with the Palestinians.
2000Republicans went to court seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida's presidential election.
2000A cable car crammed with skiers and snowboarders caught fire while being pulled through an Alpine tunnel in Austria, killing 155 people.
2004Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died in Paris at age 75.
2008Country singer Taylor Swift's album "Fearless" was released.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., turns 75 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Fuzzy ZoellerGolfer64
Marshall CrenshawRock singer62
Demi MooreActress53
Calista FlockhartActress ("Ally McBeal")51
Carson KressleyTV personality ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy")46
Leonardo DiCaprioActor41
Mark SanchezFootball player29
Actor Stanley Tucci turns 29 years old today.
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