DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Sunday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2018. There are 50 days left in the year. Highlight in history:
On Nov. 11, 1921, 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 Warren G. Harding.
On this date:
In 1620, 41 Pilgrims on the Mayflower signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”
In 1909, President William Howard Taft accepted the recommendation of a joint Army- Navy board that Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Is
lands be the principal U. S. naval station in the Pacific.
In 1918, fighting in World War I ended as the Allies and Germany signed an armistice in the Forest of Compiegne.
In 1942, during World War II, Germany completed its occupation of France.
In 1960, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem survived a coup attempt by army rebels. ( He was overthrown and killed in 1963.)
In 1972, the U. S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of direct U. S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.
In 1992, the Church of Eng
land 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.
Ten years ago, President George W. Bush marked his
last Veterans Day as president at a New York pier, speaking to a crowd of thousands gathered for the rededication of the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
Five years ago, Iran and the United States blamed each other for the failure to reach agreement on a deal to limit Iran’s uranium enrichment in exchange for an easing of Western sanctions.
One year ago, the annual Pacific Rim summit stuck to its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off the “America First” approach brought to the summit by President Donald Trump.