November 11th

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The November 11 is the 315th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 316th in leap years ), thus remain 50 days to the year.

In German and Swiss carnival, Mardi Gras and Mardi Gras strongholds, November 11th is celebrated as the eleventh in the eleventh at 11:11 a.m. as the start of the carnival session or carnival campaign . Mainz is an exception here, on 11.11. celebrated the number of fools 11 and read out the foolish constitution on this day.

In Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations, this day is known as Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day). It is a day of remembrance for those who fell in the First World War . The Jour de l'Armistice is also a public holiday in France and Belgium.

On November 11, 1918, the war ended with the signing of the armistice. The First World War came to an end with the signing of the Paris Suburb Contracts .

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On November 11th, Saint Martin is celebrated with regionally different Martins customs ( Martin Day ). All over Germany and Austria, the children celebrate with St. Martin's parades, during which they sing through the streets with lanterns.

In Asia and more and more regions of the world, 11.11. celebrated as Singles' Day . This is so popular in China that November 11th is now the biggest online shopping day in the world.


Politics and world events

1480: Standing by the Ugra River
1485: The Wettin lands after the division of Leipzig
1889: State Seal of Washington
1918: Front page of the New York Times, November 11th


science and technology

1966: The
Gemini 12 crew


Codex Leicester



397: St. Martin
1417: Martin V.


Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .


Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .


Before the 16th century

16th and 17th centuries

18th century

19th century


Fyodor Dostoyevsky (* 1821)


Alfred Hermann Fried (* 1864)
Gerorge S. Patton (* 1885)

20th century



Hans Magnus Enzensberger (* 1929)


Demi Moore (born 1962)
Leonardo DiCaprio (* 1974)


Philipp Lahm (* 1983)


Before the 16th century

Theodor Studites, mosaic from the monastery Nea Moni in Chios, 11th century.
Theresa of Castile († 1130)

16th to 18th century

19th century

Søren Kierkegaard († 1855)

20th century



21st century

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

Commons : November 11th  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Peter Krawietz: Mainzer Sitten on November 11th. November 10, 2018, accessed July 25, 2019 .