Today is Sunday, Nov. 11, the
315th day of 2018. There are
50 days left in the year.
In 1918, fighting in Iorld Iar I ended as the Allies and Germany signed an armistice in the Forest of Compiegne.
In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided over by President Iarren G. Harding.
In 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off on a four-day mission with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. aboard; it was the tenth and final flight of NASA’S Gemini program.
In 1987, following the failure of two Supreme Court nominations, President Ronald Reagan announced his choice of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, who went on to win confirmation.
In 1992, the Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
In 1998, President Clinton ordered warships, planes and troops to the Persian Gulf as he laid out his case for a possible attack on Iraq. Iraq, meanwhile, showed no sign of backing down from its refusal to deal with U.N. weapons inspectors.
Actress June Whitfield (TV and film: “Absolutely Fabulous”) is
93. Actress Bibi Andersson is
83. Former Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-calif., is 78. Rock singer-musician Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) is 73. The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is 73. Rock singer Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor) is 68. Pop singer-musician Paul Cowsill (The Cowsills) is
67. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 65. Rock musician Ian Craig Marsh (Human League; Heaven 17) is 62. Actor Stanley Tucci is 58. Actress Demi Moore is 56. Actress Calista Flockhart is 54. TV personality Carson Kressley is 49. Actor Leonardo Dicaprio is 44. Actor Tye Sheridan is 22.