11/11/13

Anarchists Executed, Alger Hiss Born, Yasser Arafat Dead

On this day: November 11
Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed (1887)

Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compi├Ęgne, France. The fighting officially ends at 11:00 a.m., (the eleventh hour in the eleventh month on the eleventh day) and this is annually honoured with a two-minute silence; The Great War officially ends on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28th June, 1919 (1918)

In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden (1967)

President B. Hussein Obama and FLOTUS attend the first annual Carrier Classic aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego (2011)

b: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821), Victor Emmanuel III (1869), Gaetano Bresci (1869), Alger Hiss (1904), Daniel Ortega (1945); d: Typhoid Mary (1938), Yasser Arafat (2004), Dhanpat Rai Nahar (2009)

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