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Today in History

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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2009. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT
On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany.
ON THIS DATE
In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”
In 1889, Washington became the 42nd state.
In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
In 1984, Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. — father of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. — died in Atlanta at age 84.
In 2004, Palestinians at home and abroad wept, waved flags and burned tires in an eruption of grief at news of the death of Yasser Arafat in Paris at age 75.
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