November 11

This Day in History

1994

Most Expensive Book Ever Sold at Auction

"On this day in 1994, Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous journal of thoughts, musings, and sketches, the Codex Leicester was sold in a Sotheby’s auction for a record US$30.8 million. The buyer was phi … (more...)

1919

Remembrance Day, November 11

Remembrance Day is a solemn commemoration that takes place on 11 November each year. It is a memorial day previously known in Australia as Armistice Day, and is observed in the Commonwealth of Nations … (more...)

1918

Remembrance Day

Originally called Armistice Day, this day is observed in Commonwealth countries to mark the official end of the First World War in 1918 “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” with the Ger … (more...)

1918

World War I Ends

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. Germany, bereft of manpower, supplies, and food, signs an armistice agreement with the Allies. The war left 9 million … (more...)

1918

11th November: Remembrance Day – “Lest We Forget”

Remembrance Day is a solemn commemoration that takes place on 11 November each year and is observed by all Commonwealth of Nations countries to mark the end of the First World War. Hostilities for … (more...)

1869

Controversial Aboriginal Protection Act Is Enacted

"On this day in 1869, the controversial Aboriginal Protection Act was enacted in the Australian state of Victoria. The act handed direct control to the state government in all matters concerning the … (more...)