The Republican Herald - - OPINION -

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.

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