Veterans Day - used to be called Armistice Day.
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment) born in Moscow.
American slave, Nat Turner, who believed he was called by God to liberate his people, is hanged after a slave uprising in Jerusalem, Virginia, that saw 57 whites slaughtered.
Film director René Clair (The Ghost Goes West) born in Paris.
Monologuist Brother Theodore born in Dusseldorf, Germany.
His stream-of-consciousness dialogues he called "stand-up tragedy".
WWI comes to an end.
Ian Fleming's fictional super spy James Bond born in the German city of Wattenscheid.
Novelist Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse Five) born in Indianapolis.
Comedian Jonathan Winters born in Bellbrook, Ohio.
Jazz musician Mose Allison born in Tippo, Mississippi
Mexican author Carlos Fuentes (The Old Gringo) born in Panama City.
Actress Bibi Andersson (Scenes From a Marriage) born Stockholm, Sweden.
The first episode of Rocky and His Friends airs.
Joseph Heller's Catch-22 published.
NASA launches Gemini 12.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Brumaire 21 Bacchante