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November 11
Armistice Day (Historic)

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1993The Vietnam Women's Memorial, honoring the 10,000 American women who served in the Vietnam War, is dedicated in Washington, DC.
 
1990The first heart-liver transplant patient, Stormie Jones, dies in Pittsburgh, PA, at age 13.
 
1986Sperry Rand and Burroughs merge to form the world's #2 computer firm, Unisys.
Did you know? Unisys owns an important patent that is used all over the Internet: the process used to read or write gif format graphics files.

 
1981Antigua and Barbuda are admitted to the United Nations.
 
1972In a symbolic gesture towards ending its involvement in the Vietnam conflict, the US turns over its Long Bihn army base to the South Vietnamese government.
 
1966Astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin blast off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, aboard Gemini 12.
 
1965Rhodesia declares its independence from Great Britain.
 
1928Knute Rockne tells his Notre Dame football team to "Win one for the Gipper," resulting in their beating Army, 12-7.
 
1921The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated by US president Warren G. Harding in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
1918World War I ends with the signing of the armistice agreement between the Allies and Germany in Compiegne, France. This day would be continually remembered as Armistice Day.
 
1889Washington, the future home of Microsoft, Amazon.com, and Uncle Woody's Almanac, becomes the 42nd state to join the US.
 
1620  The Mayflower Compact is signed by 41 Pilgrims off the coast of Massachusetts.
 
The curse of the eleven-elevens
A friend of Uncle Woody's told him about this. Once you know it, you'll be cursed because you'll begin to see "1111" everywhere you look: on the microwave, the VCR, alarm clock, odometer, street addresses, phone numbers, you name it. It's not a curse in the sense that something bad will happen, it's just that you can't stop noticing it. And you can't forget it. You'll always remember that you heard about it at unclewoody.org.

Today is the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Will something special happen to you at 11:11 today?
 


Born today:

1974  Leonardo DiCaprio - actor

1968  Ronnie Devoe - singer (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe)

1964  Calista Flockhart - actress (Ally McBeal)

1962  Demi Moore - actress, former wife of actor Bruce Willis

1962  Mic Michaeli - keyboardist (Europe)

1956  Ian Marsh - keyboardist (Human League, Heaven 17)

1954  Marshall Crenshaw - singer, guitarist

1953  Andy Partridge - singer, guitarist (XTC)

1952  Paul Cowsill - singer (The Cowsills)

1951  Fuzzy Zoeller - golf champ

1950  Jim Peterik - keyboardist (Survivor)

1947  Pat Daugherty - bassist (Black Oak Arkansas)

1946  Chris Dreja - guitarist (The Yardbirds)

1945  Vince Martell - guitarist (Vanilla Fudge)

1944  Jesse Colin Young - singer, guitarist (The Youngbloods)

1938  Narvel Felts - country singer, guitarist

1938  Roger Lavern - keyboardist (The Tornados)

1927  Mose Allison - blues-jazz singer, pianist

1925  Jonathan Winters - actor, comedian

1922  Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - author

1911  Patric Knowles - actor

1909  Robert Ryan - actor

1899  Pat O'Brien - actor

1885  George S. Patton - US Army General

1821  Fyodor Dostoyevsky - author

 

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