November 11 events in history

308 At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus of the West, in an attempt to restore order to the Roman Empire
1100 Henry I of England marries Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland
1215 The Fourth Lateran Council meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ
1500 Treaty of Granada – Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon agree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them
1620 The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod
1634 Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery
1673 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
1675 Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = ƒ(x)
1724 Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London
1750 Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent
1750 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
1778 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
1805 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein – 8000 French troops attempt to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force
1813 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
1831 In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising
1839 The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia
1864 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
1865 Treaty of Sinchula is signed by which Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company
1869 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
1880 Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol
1887 Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed
1887 Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal begins at Eastham
1889 The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States
1911 Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through
1918 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 commemorated annually with a two minute silence. The war officially ends on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919
1918 Józef Piłsudski assumes supreme military power in Poland - symbolic first day of Polish independence
1918 Emperor Charles I of Austria relinquishes power
1919 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
1919 Lāčplēša day – Latvian forces defeat the Freikorps at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence
1921 The Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding at Arlington National Cemetery
1926 The United States Numbered Highway System, including U.S. Route 66, is established
1930 Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator
1934 The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia is opened
1940 World War II: Battle of Taranto – The Royal Navy launches the first aircraft carrier strike in history, on the Italian fleet at Taranto
1940 The German cruiser Atlantis captures top secret British mail, and sends it to Japan
1940 Armistice Day Blizzard: An unexpected blizzard kills 144 in the U.S. Midwest
1942 World War II: Nazi Germany completes its occupation of France
1960 A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed
1961 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
1962 Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait
1965 In Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe), the white-minority government of Ian Smith unilaterally declares independence
1966 NASA launches Gemini 12
1967 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
1968 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
1968 A second republic is declared in the Maldives
1972 Vietnam War: Vietnamization – The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam
1975 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
1975 Independence of Angola
1981 Antigua and Barbuda joins the United Nations
1992 The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests