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Veterans Day - used to be called Armistice Day.

1572
Astronomer, astrologer, and alchemist Tycho Brahe observes supernova SN 1572.

1821
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment) born in Moscow.

1831
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.

1880
Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged in the Melbourne Gaol.

1889

The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.

1898
Film director René Clair (The Ghost Goes West) born in Paris.

1904
Diplomat, lawyer and alleged Soviet spy Alger Hiss born in Baltimore, Maryland.

1906
Monologuist Brother Theodore born in Dusseldorf, Germany.
His stream-of-consciousness dialogues he called stand-up tragedy.

1918
WWI comes to an end.
Germany.
When an armistice agreement is signed between the Germans and the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compi├Ęgne.

1920
Ian Fleming's fictional super spy James Bond born in the German city of Wattenscheid.

1922
Novelist Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse Five) born in Indianapolis.

1925
Comedian Jonathan Winters born in Bellbrook, Ohio.

1927
Jazz musician Mose Allison born in Tippo, Mississippi.

1928
Mexican author Carlos Fuentes (The Old Gringo) born in Panama City.

1934
Actress Bibi Andersson (Scenes From a Marriage) born Stockholm, Sweden.

1959

The first episode of Rocky and His Friends airs.

1961
Joseph Heller's Catch-22 published.

1966

NASA launches Gemini 12.

1972
Bassist Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band) dies in a motorcycle accident not far from where his bandmate Duane Allman had died in a similar accident a year earlier.


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