On This Day In History, 11 November

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World Events Today

  • Route 66, also known as “The Mother Road”, one of the original US Highways, was established today in 1926 between Chicago and Los Angeles
  • Rhodesia, previously a self-governing British territory, declared itself an independent sovereign state today in 1965, since 1980 it has been the Republic of Zimbabwe
  • The House of Lords Act 1999 was given Royal Assent today in 1999, it removed the right to a place in the House of Lords based on inheritance alone

Entertainment Events Today

  • The album Unfinished Music No. 1, Two Virgins, was released in the United States today in 1968, it features the naked bodies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the cover
  • Jim Morrison, the lead vocalist of the rock band The Doors, was arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour on an aeroplane today in 1969
  • The British rock band Wings released the single Mull of Kintyre today in 1977, it went on to become the Christmas number one in the United Kingdom

Family Events Today

  • The Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer, Ned Kelly, was hanged in Melbourne Gaol today in 1880
  • George Smith Patton Jr., a general in the United States Army during World War 2, was born today in 1885
  • The American actor, producer and environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio, was born today in 1974 in Los Angeles

Main Event Today

  • On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, World War I ended today in 1918

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Sundae Day

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