Today In History

TUESDAY, NOV. 11, 1997

1918: Fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.

1620: 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”

1831: Former slave Nat Turner, who had led a violent insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem, Va.

1889: Washington became the 42nd state.

1939: Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on network radio.

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