November 11th

2004
Yasser Arafat's death through unidentified causes confirmed by Palestine Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas elected PLO chairman minutes later.
Cause of Yasser Arafat's death
1999
House of Lords Act 1999 passed. The act removed the right to a place in the House of Lords based on peerage and hereditary rights.
House of Lords Act 1999
1992
The Church of England approves the ordination of female priests.
Ordination of women in the Anglican Communion
1975
Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr - 1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs.
1975 Australian constitutional crisis
1965
Rhodesia declares its independence. Rhodesia, a region that is comprised of present day Zimbabwe declared its freedom from the United Kingdom under the leadership of predominantly white leaders. It lasted for 14 years when it was renamed the Republic of Zimbabwe after being recognized by the UN and the UK.
Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence
1926
Approval of numbered highways in the US. Under this system odd numbered highways run north to south while even numbered highways run east to west. Lower odd numbers are in the west, and higher odd number are in the east. Lower even numbers are in the south, and higher even numbers are in the north.
United States Numbered Highway System
1921
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery.
Tomb of the Unknowns
1918
World War I ends. An armistice was signed to formally end the war. With 17 million casualties, the First World War was one of the bloodiest conflicts in history.
Armistice of 11 November 1918
1889
Washington became the 42nd state.
Washington (state)
1831
Former slave Nat Turner was executed.
Nat Turner
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England.
Jacobite rising of 1745
1675
German mathetician Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
1620
The Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower. It would provide the basis for all governments of the American colonies.
Mayflower Compact