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11 Events that Happened on November 11
It’s such an interesting date: 11/11. It works no matter which way you write it, month first or day first! So, to commemorate it, here are 11 events from history that happened on this date.
A Tolkien Book and a Birthday Coincidence
The final volume of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, was published on this date in history. But there’s more: an actor from the film versions also celebrates his birthday on October 20.
Agatha Christie - Most Successful Novelist Ever
September 15, 1890: Agatha Christie is born. Her mystery novels are said to be outsold only by the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. In 2015, fans around the world are celebrating her 125th birthday anniversary.
All Souls Day - November 2
The scary movie is over, the candy is finished, and the costumes can be stowed away. So what comes after Halloween?
Amusing November Days
We are well into nippy November and have already observed All Saints’, All Souls’, Sadie Hawkins’ and Guy Fawkes’ days. Besides Thanksgiving, what else is notable this month?
August 31 in History
What happened in the past on August 31? Too many things to list, but among them a queen was born and a princess died …
Für Elise - A Classical Music Mystery
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven on April 27, 1810, “Für Elise” is one of the world’s most recognizable pieces of classical music. The question is, who is Elise?
International Day of Peace - September 21
Host a global feast. Observe a minute of silence. Help kids create paper doves or cranes. Dance, sing, or play a game of soccer. All these activities and more can be done to celebrate Peace Day.
Laika - The First Dog in Space
On November 3, 1957, Sputnik 2 was launched into orbit around the Earth. It was the second artificial satellite ever to be sent up into space. On board was a dog named Laika. Do you know her story?
Scientists Trap Antimatter for the First Time
On November 17, 2010, for a few nanoseconds, scientists at CERN controlled antimatter. Why does this matter? Prepare for a quantum of physics.
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