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 This day in History - November 11
405 Historic Events for November 11
1920

Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)

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1921

Maila Nurmi, Petsamo Finland, actress (Vampira)

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1921

Pres Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Arlington Cemetary)

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1922

Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Ind, author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)

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1922

Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')

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1923

Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph

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1924

Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC

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1924

Rusi Modi, cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years)

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1924

Piet J A van der Sanden, Dutch MP (CDA)

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1924

Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)

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1925

Earnest Th„lmann becomes chairman of German KPD

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1925

Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings

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1925

Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch govt falls by SGP-amendement

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1925

Robert Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

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1925

Jonathan Winters, Dayton OH, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork and Mindy)

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1926

Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager

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1927

Mose Allison, Tippo Mississippi, jazz artist (Black Country Suite)

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1927

Lord Wolfson, English multi-millionaire

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1928

KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions

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1928

WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions

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1928

France's 5th govt of Poincar‚ forms

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1928

Trevor Meale, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958)

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1928

Lavern Baker, US singer (Tweedle Dee, Jim Dandy, Saved)

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1928

Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist

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1928

Edward Zorinsky, (Sen-D-NB, 1976-88)

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