Today in History - November 11

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Armistice Day: see 1918

307        Nov 11, Flavius Valerius Severus, compassionate emperor of Rome (306-07), died.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

397        Nov 11, Martinus (81), (St Martin), Roman bishop of Tours, died. [see Nov 8]
    (MC, 11/11/01)

511        Nov 11, Clovis (45), king of Salische France and founder of Merovingians, died. [see Nov 27]
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1050        Nov 11, Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, was born.
    (HN, 11/11/98)

1158        Nov 11, Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa declared himself ruler of North Italy.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1417        Nov 11, Martin V was elected pope and was regarded as the legitimate pontiff by the church as a whole.
    (www.ewtn.com/library/COUNCILS/CONSTANC.HTM)

1493        Nov 11, The island of St. Martin was sighted and named by Columbus, though the explorer never landed there. The Dutch and French agreed to divide control of the island in 1648, but often clashed over where the border should be until a final pact in 1817.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin)(AP, 9/18/10)

1572        Nov 11, A supernova was observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia. Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, discovered a nova in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It is described in detail in his book "De Nova Stella." The light eventually became as bright as Venus and could be seen for two weeks in broad daylight. After 16 months, it disappeared.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.197)(www.seds.org/~spider/spider/Vars/sn1572.html)(AP, 12/4/08)

1620        Nov 11, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a "body politick." 102 Pilgrims stepped ashore. 41 men signed the compact calling themselves Saints and others Strangers. One passenger died enroute and 2 were born during the passage. Their military commander was Miles Standish. In 1945 George Willison authored "Saints and Strangers." In 2006 Nathaniel Philbrick authored “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War."
    (AP, 11/11/97)(SFEM, 11/15/98, p.8,23)(AM, 11/00, p.17)(Econ, 5/6/06, p.82)

1640        Nov 11, John Pym, earl of Strafford, was locked in Tower of London.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1647        Nov 11, Massachusetts passed the 1st US compulsory school attendance law.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1690        Nov 11, Gerhard Hoffmann, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1696        Nov 11, Andrea Zani, composer, was born.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1714        Nov 11, A highway in Bronx was laid out. It was later renamed East 233rd Street.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1725        Nov 11, Georg F. Handel's opera "Tamerlano," premiered in London.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1744        Nov 11, Abigail Smith Adams, 2nd 1st lady (1797-1801), was born.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1745        Nov 11, Bonnie Prince Charlie's army entered England.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1771        Nov 11, Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery), was born.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1778            Nov 11, British redcoats, Tory rangers and Seneca Indians in central New York state killed more than 40 people in the Cherry Valley Massacre. A regiment of 800 Tory rangers under Butler (1752-1781) and 500 Native forces under the Mohawk war chief Joseph Brant (1742-1807), fell upon the settlement, killing 47, including 32 noncombatants, mostly by tomahawk.
    (www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Cherry-Valley-Massacre)(AP, 11/11/07)

1790        Nov 11, Chrysanthemums were introduced into England from China.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1794        Nov 11, The Treaty of Canandaigua was signed at Canandaigua, New York, by fifty sachems and war chiefs representing the Grand Council of the Six Nations of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Confederacy (including the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora tribes), and by Timothy Pickering, official agent of President George Washington.  The Canandaigua Treaty, a Treaty Between the United States of America and the Tribes of Indians Called the Six Nations, was signed.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Canandaigua)

1821        Nov 11, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (d.1881), Russian novelist who wrote “Crime and Punishment" and “The Brothers Karamazov," was born. “Originality and a feeling of one’s own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle."
    (AP, 12/9/97)(HN, 11/11/98)

1831        Nov 11, Nat Turner was hanged and skinned in Southampton county, Va. Hysteria surrounded this rebellion and over 200 slaves, some as far away as North Carolina, were murdered by whites in fear of a generalized uprising. A martyr to the anti-slavery cause, Turner's actions had the adverse effect of virtually ending all abolitionist activities in the south before the Civil War.
    (www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3p1518.html)(HN, 11/11/98)

1851            Nov 11, Alvan Clark of Cambridge, Massachusetts, patented a telescope. Clark, a portrait painter interested in astronomy, had made several small lenses and mirrors as a hobby. The fact that he could detect the small residual errors in one of the best lenses Europe could offer convinced him that he could make them as well. After he gained a reputation in Europe the American orders started to come in. The Alvin Clark Company became one of the foremost producers of some of the largest lenses for telescopes in the 1800's.
    (www.todayinsci.com/)

1855        Nov 11, Soren A. Kierkegaard (b.1813), Danish philosopher and theologian, died. In 2005 Joakim Garff authored “Søren A. Kierkegaard: A Biography."
    (www.connect.net/ron/kierkegaard.html)(WSJ, 2/3/05, p.D8)
1855        Nov 11, The 6.9 Ansei Edo earthquake hit near Tokyo, Japan. Some 8,000 casualties resulted with about 14,000 structures destroyed.
    (www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/g/j/gjs4/2008_Shaken%20and%20Rectified.pdf)(Econ, 7/4/09, p.39)

1862        Nov 11, Verdi's Opera "La Forza Del Destino" premiered in St Petersburg, Russia.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1864            Nov 11, Sherman's troops destroyed Rome, Georgia. Gen. Sherman (1820-1891) ordered Gen. John Murray Corse’s (1835-1893) troops to destroy Rome, Georgia, and “everything that could be useful to an enemy."
    (www.civilwarhome.com/shermangeorgia.htm)

1865            Nov 11, Dr. Mary Edward Walker, 1st Army female surgeon, was awarded the Medal of Honor by Pres. Andrew Johnson for her work as a field doctor, for outstanding service at the Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Chickamauga, the Battle of Atlanta, and as a Confederate prisoner of war in Richmond, Va. Her medal was rescinded 1917 along with 910 others, but restored by President Carter June 10, 1977.
    (SFC, 7/17/96, p.E10)(HNQ, 3/12/02)(www.army.mil/cmh-pg/mohciv2.htm)

1869        Nov 11, Victor Emmanuel III, king of Italy (1900-46) and Ethiopia, was born.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1880            Nov 11, Lucretia Mott (née Lucretia Coffin b.1793), US Quaker, died in Abingdon, Kansas. She co-sponsored the First Woman's Rights Convention in 1848 at Seneca Falls, NY.
    (www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAWmott.htm)
1880        Nov 11, In Australia Ned Kelly (b.1855), outlaw, was hanged. The day before he died Kelly wrote to the governor of the jail asking "permission for my friends to have my body that they might bury it in consecrated ground." Kelly was hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol but documents show his remains and those of 32 other executed prisoners were exhumed and reburied at Pentridge Prison in 1929. In 2011 his headless remains were identified using a DNA sample taken from Melbourne teacher Leigh Olver, Kelly's sister Ellen's great-grandson. In 2011 Victorian state attorney general Robert Clark decided to return his bullet-ridden bones to his descendants so they could meet his last request.
    (WSJ, 9/21/00, p.A8)(SSFC, 1/14/01, BR p.6)(AP, 3/9/08)(AFP, 9/1/11)(AFP, 11/9/11)

1883        Nov 11, Ernest Ansermet, conductor, was born in Vevey, Switzerland.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1885        Nov 11, George Patton, U.S. Army commander in World War II, was born.
    (HN, 11/11/98)

1887        Nov 11, Albert Parsons, August Spies, Adolph Fisher and George Engel were hanged for their participation in the May 4, 1886, Chicago Haymarket riot. As the noose was placed around his neck, Spies shouted out: "There will be a time when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you strangle today."
    (www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAspies.htm)

1889        Nov 11, Washington became the 42nd state of the US.
    (HFA, '96, p.18)(AP, 11/11/97)

1890        Nov 11, D. McCree patented a portable fire escape.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1896        Nov 11, Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, was born in Sicily.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1898        Nov 11, Rene Clair, French film director, was born.
    (HN, 11/11/00)

1899        Nov 11, Stuart-Rubens-Boyd-Jones' "Floradora," premiered in London.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1901        Nov 11, Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premiered.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1904        Nov 11, Alger Hiss, State Department official who hid papers in a pumpkin, was born.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1909        Nov 11, Robert Ryan, actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day), was born in Chicago.
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1909        Nov 11, Construction began on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
    (HN, 11/11/98)
1909        Nov 11, J.M. Synge's "Tinker's Wedding," premiered in London.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1912        Nov 11, Joseph Wieniawski (75), composer, died.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1914        Nov 11, Howard Fast, screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), was born in NYC.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1915        Nov 11, William Proxmire, US Senator-D-Wi, 1957-88 (Golden Fleece Awards), was born.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1917        Nov 11, Lydia Kamekeha Lili’uokalani, the last queen of the Hawaiian Islands, died. She wrote the song “Aloha ‘Oe" and the book “Hawaii’s Story By Hawaii’s Queen."
    (WUD, 1994, p.830)(ON, 11/02, p.7)

1918        Nov 11, At ten minutes past five in the morning, German and Allied negotiators placed the final signatures on the armistice that would end World War I six hours later. After the signing, French General Ferdinand Foch sent all Allied commanders the following message: "Hostilities will cease on the entire [Western] front November 11 at 11:00 a.m." Even as the hour approached 9 of 16 commanders of US divisions on the Western Front ordered a final assault that left an additional 11,000 casualties. Although the Allies had not invaded Germany and there was no clear military victory, the Germans were forced to sign the armistice because of insurmountable problems. German troops, pushed past their limits of endurance by five years of fighting, faced a fresh stream of well-equipped American soldiers. Germany's allies, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, had already ceased fighting and mutinies increased as German soldiers and sailors refused to carry out suicidal missions. Food shortages, both at home and at the front, had reached crisis levels. The costs of the First World War were astronomical with 7.5 million dead and more than 35 million total casualties. The US Armistice Day holiday was changed to Veteran’s Day after the Korean War. It was celebrated as “Veteran’s Day" for the first time in the US in Emporia, Kansas, on November 11, 1953. In 2004 Joseph E. Persico authored “Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and Its Violent Climax."
    (SFC, 11/9/96, p.A16)(SFC, 11/8/97, p.A11)(HNPD, 11/11/98)(SFC, 12/28/04, p.D1)
1918        Nov 11, The Second Polish Republic declared its independence.
    (SFC, 11/13/96, p.C2)(AP, 11/11/08)

1919        Nov 11, The first 2-minutes’ silence was observed in Britain to commemorate those who died in the Great War.
    (HN, 11/11/98)

1921        Nov 11, President Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The unknown soldier was buried in Virginia’s Arlington National Cemetery on Armistice Day. He had been taken from an American cemetery in France.
    (SFC, 5/27/96, p.B8)(AP, 11/11/97) (HN, 11/11/98)

1922        Nov 11, Kurt Vonnegut, American author who wrote “Slaughterhouse Five," was born.
    (HN, 11/11/98)
1922        Nov 11, Canada’s Vernon McKenzie urged fighting U.S. propaganda with taxes on U.S. magazines.
    (HN, 11/11/98)

1923        Nov 11, Eternal flame was lit for the tomb of unknown solder at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1925        Nov 11, Jonathan Winters, comedian, was born.
    (HN, 11/11/00)
1925        Nov 11, Louis Armstrong recorded 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings. [see Nov 12]
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1925        Nov 11, Robert Milliken announced the discovery of cosmic rays.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1928        Nov 11, Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist, was born.
    (HN, 11/11/00)

1929        Nov 11, The Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit, Michigan, to Windsor, Ontario, Canada, was completed and opened for traffic 4 days later. It became the longest suspension bridge in the world, exceeding by 100 feet the Philadelphia-Camden Bridge completed in 1926.
    (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/s/sclead/umich-scl-ambbridge?rgn=main;view=text)

1933        Nov 11, The first of the great dust storms of the 1930s hit North Dakota.
    (HN, 11/11/00)

1935        Nov 11, Albert Anderson and Orvil Anderson set a new altitude record in South Dakota, when they floated to 74,000 feet in a balloon.
    (HN, 11/11/98)

1937        Nov 11, Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flew to a world record 610.4 kph.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1938        Nov 11, Mary Mallon, also known as “Typhoid Mary," died of a stroke on North Brother Island. She had been quarantined there since 1915 after spreading typhus for years while working as a cook in the New York area.
    (AH, 2/06, p.26)
1938        Nov 11, German and Austrian Jews suffered 1 billion Mark damage in the Nov 9 Nazi Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David.
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1938        Nov 11, Ismet Inonu (b.1884) became president of the Turkish republic on the death of Kemal Ataturk. He continued in office until 1950.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1682)

1940        Nov 11, Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle, the "Jeep." The Willys Quad, featuring 4-wheel drive, was one entry in a US government competition for a small military utility vehicle.
    (MC, 11/11/01)(WSJ, 9/16/05, p.W12)
1940        Nov 11, Blizzard struck midwestern US killing over 100.
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1940        Nov 11, Britain’s Royal Navy attacked the Italian fleet at Taranto.
    (HN, 11/11/98)

1942        Nov 11, 745 French Jews were deported to Auschwitz.
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1942        Nov 11, French warrant officer Marcel Bigeard (1916-2010) escaped from German captivity, made his way to Senegal, in what was then French West Africa, and was commissioned into Gen. Charles de Gaulle’s Free French Forces.
    (AP, 6/18/10)
1942        Nov 11, Germany completed its occupation of France.
    (AP, 11/11/04)

1943        Nov 11, In Lebanon the French voiced their dissent by arresting Bishara al-Khuri and most of the government.  An insurrection, British diplomatic efforts and one more crisis in 1945 finally left the government restored.
    (HNQ, 12/24/00)

1944            Nov 11, Private Eddie Slovik was convicted of desertion and sentenced to death for refusing to join his unit in the European Theater of Operations. [see Jan 31, 1945]
    (HN, 11/11/00)

1945        Nov 11, Jerome Kern (60), US composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), died.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1953        Nov 11, The Polio virus was identified and photographed for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    (HN, 11/11/98)

1955        Nov 11, Jigme Singye Wangchuk was born. He became king of Bhutan in 1972.
    (SSFC, 3/17/02, p.C10)(www.worldwhoswho.com)

1959        Nov 11, The 1st episode of "Rocky & His Friends" aired on TV.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1961        Nov 11, Congolese soldiers murdered 13 Italian UN pilots.
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1961        Nov 11, Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovich were kicked out of Russia's communist party.
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1961        Nov 11, Stalingrad was renamed Volgograd.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1964        Nov 11, Murray Schisgal's "Luv," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 11/11/01)

1965        Nov 11, Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe) under PM Ian D. Smith (d.2007) proclaimed its independence from Britain.
    (AP, 11/11/97)(SFC, 11/23/07, p.B14)

1966        Nov 11, Methodist Church and Evangelical United Brethren Church united as United Methodist Church.
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1966        Nov 11, Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Fla., with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.
    (AP, 11/11/97)(HN, 11/11/98)

1968        Nov 11, The Maldives became a republic for a 2nd time with Ibrahim Naseer (Nasir) as President.
    (www.pjsymes.com.au/articles/Maldives(article).htm)(Econ, 12/23/06, p.54)(AP, 11/11/08)

1970        Nov 11, Stevie Wonder sang "Heaven Help Us All" on the Johnny Cash show.
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0063919/episodes)

1971        Nov 11, Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue," premiered in NYC.
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0072034/)

1972        Nov 11, The US Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese army, symbolizing the end of direct US military involvement in the Vietnam War.
    (AP, 11/11/97)

1973        Nov 11, Israel and Egypt signed a cease-fire.
    (www.amichai.com/war/process/73talks.html)
1973        Nov 11, The Soviet Union was kicked out of World Cup soccer for refusing to play Chile.
    (www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do?action=Article&id=2481)

1974        Nov 11, Burton Richter and Samuel Ting found reported evidence for a fourth quark.
    (NG, May 1985, J. Boslough, p. 650)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J/%CF%88_meson)

1975        Nov 11, Angola proclaimed independence from Portugal. Civil war began following the 14-year fight for independence. The Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) proclaimed unilateral independence. Jonas Savimbi led UNITA and the FLNA was backed by Zaire.
    (SFC, 6/20/96, p.A10)(SFC, 12/26/98, p.A12)(SFC, 4/19/00, p.A10)
1975        Nov 11, Sir John Kerr, Australia’s governor-general, fired PM Edward Gough Whitlam. He was the 1st elected PM removed in 200 years.
    (SFC, 11/2/99, p.A14)(http://whitlamdismissal.com/)
1975        Nov 11, In India the Shillong Accord was an agreement signed between the Government of India and Nagaland's underground government to accept the supremacy of Constitution of India without condition, surrender their arms and renounce their demand for the secession of Nagaland from India.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shillong_Accord_of_1975)(Econ, 8/8/15, p.34)

1976        Nov 11, Alexander Calder (78), US sculptor, died. He invented the mobile as a new format for sculpture. He also designed toys, jewelry, some wallpaper and decorated DC-8s for Braniff Airlines. David Bourdon (d.1998 at 63) wrote a study of Calder in 1980.
    (SFC, 11/15/97, p.C1,6)(SFC, 4/4/98, p.A24)(MC, 11/11/01)
1976        Nov 11, In Argentina journalist Claudio Adur (26) disappeared. This marked the beginning of a large number of journalists who disappearing following the March military coup.
    (www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=16842)

1978        Nov 11, Veteran's Day, originally know as Armistice Day, became a national US holiday in 1938. It was changed back by Congress in this year to this day rather than the 4th Monday of October, which had been set in 1968.
    (SFC, 11/12/99, p.A21)

1981        Nov 11, Stuntman Dan Goodwin scaled the outside of the 100-story John Hancock Center in Chicago in nearly six hours.
    (AP, 11/11/97)

1982        Nov 11, Susan Cooper's and Hume Cronyn's "Foxfire," premiered in NYC.
    (www.thelostland.com/playsfilms.htm)
1982        Nov 11, Space shuttle Columbia launched for its first operational flight. The 4-man crew successfully used a remote manipulator arm.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Columbia)
1982        Nov 11, West German authorities captured Brigitte Mohnhaupt, a member of the Red Army Faction, as she went to an arms cache in woods near Frankfurt. She was convicted in 1985 of involvement in nine murders, including those of West German chief federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and of Hanns-Martin Schleyer, the head of the country's industry federation. Mohnhaupt (57) was released in 2007 after serving 24 years of a life sentence.
    (AP, 2/12/07)
1982        Nov 11, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa (b.1943) was let out of jail in Poland.
    (www.answers.com/topic/lech-walesa)

1983        Nov 11, President Reagan became the first U.S. chief executive to address the Diet, Japan's national legislature.
    (AP, 11/11/03)

1984        Nov 11, The Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. (84), father of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., died in Atlanta.
    (AP, 11/11/04)

1987        Nov 11, Following the failure of two Supreme Court nominations, President Reagan announced his choice of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who went on to win confirmation.
    (AP, 11/11/97)
1987        Nov 11, Vincent Van Gogh’s painting "Irises" was bought from the estate of Joan Whitney Payson by Alan Bond, an Australian businessman, for $53.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York.
    (HN, 11/11/98)(Econ, 11/18/06, p.79)
1987        Nov 11, Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007), who had criticized the slow pace of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, was dismissed as Moscow Communist Party chief for criticizing the slow pace of reform.
    (AP, 11/11/07)(http://tinyurl.com/38s7ew)(Econ, 4/28/07, p.98)

1988        Nov 11, Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) was reported in Science.
    (MC, 11/11/01)
1988        Nov 11, Police in Sacramento, Calif., found the first of seven bodies buried on the grounds of a boardinghouse. Landlady Dorothea Puente (d.2011 at 82) later charged in the deaths of 9 people; she was convicted of 3 murders and sentenced to life in prison in 1993.
    (AP, 11/11/98)(SSFC, 1/13/02, p.A21)(SFC, 3/28/11, p.A4)

1989        Nov 11, In a telephone conversation with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, East German leader Egon Krenz ruled out any possibility reunification.
    (AP, 11/11/99)

1990        Nov 11, Stormie Jones, the world’s first heart-liver transplant recipient, died at a Pittsburgh hospital at age 13.
    (AP, 11/11/00)

1991        Nov 11, The United States stationed its first diplomat in Cambodia in 16 years to help the war-shocked nation arrange democratic elections.
    (AP, 11/11/01)

1992        Nov 11, By letter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators that Americans had been held in prison camps after World War II and some were "summarily executed," but that others were still living in his country voluntarily.
    (AP, 11/11/97)
1992        Nov 11, The Anglican Church and the Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
    (AP, 11/11/97)

1993        Nov 11, A bronze statue honoring the more than 11,000 American women who had served in the Vietnam War was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
    (AP, 11/11/98)
1993        Nov 11, In Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger forces overran Pooneryn army camp. Some 600 servicemen were killed or captured. The army put the rebel death toll at 500.
    (SFC, 7/24/96, p.A9)

1994        Nov 11, President Clinton set out for an Asian trade conference.
    (AP, 11/11/04)
1994        Nov 11, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp., purchased a 72-page document by Leonardo da Vinci that he renamed the “Codex Leicester" for $30.8 million. The work was written in backwards-mirror with illustrations of the author’s theories on the movement of water and air.
    (WSJ, 5/14/96, p.A-18)(NH, 5/97, p.11)
1994        Nov 11, Eddie Polec (16), a Fox Chase high school student, died after being clubbed to death by students of Abington High School. On March 20, 1996, Carlo Johnson (20) and Bou Khathavong (18) – believed by prosecutors to be the ring leaders in the assault, although neither beat Polec – received maximum five- to 10-year sentences for conspiracy. Prosecutors believe the two organized the rumble and provided the baseball bats. Anthony Rienzi and Nick Pinero, both 18, were sentenced to the maximum 15- to 30-year terms for third-degree murder and conspiracy. Thomas Crook (19) sobbed and apologized to his family before receiving 14.5 years to 30 years on the same charges. Dawan Alexander (18) who was convicted of manslaughter for kicking Polec, received an eight- to 20-year term. Seventh defendant Kevin Convey (19) had pleaded guilty earlier to third-degree murder in exchange for testifying against the others. In February he had been sentenced to five to 20 years. In 2000 Bryn Freedman and William Knoedelseder authored "In Eddie’s Name: One Family’s Triumph Over Tragedy."
    (SFEC, 5/14/00, BR p.12)(www.cnn.com/US/9603/teen_sentencing/)
1994        Nov 11, A suicide bomber killed three soldiers at an Israeli military checkpoint in Gaza. The Islamic Jihad took responsibility.
    (AP, 11/11/99)

1995        Nov 11, With a partial government shutdown looming, President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders clashed over Medicare and bickered over who to include in compromise budget talks.
    (AP, 11/11/00)
1995        Nov 11, Charles Scribner Jr. (b.1921), publisher, died.
    (www.britannica.com/eb/article-9112303)
1995        Nov 11, Choi Jong, a South Korean adventurer, began a walking trip across the Sahara Desert from Nouakchott, Mauritania.
    (SFC, 6/8/96, p.A12)
1995        Nov 11, In Sri Lanka 2 rebel suicide bombers killed 15 people in Colombo in an unsuccessful attack on army headquarters.
    (SFC, 7/24/96, p.A9)

1996        Nov 11, The Army reported getting nearly 2,000 calls to a hot line set up after revelations of a sex scandal at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Meanwhile, a Pentagon official said the Army was ready to take action in another case of alleged sexual misconduct at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
    (AP, 11/11/97)
1996        Nov 11, Phan Thi Kim Phuc laid a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. John Plummer, Vietnam era helicopter pilot, met with Phan Thi Kim at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington in reconciliation. Phan Thi Kim had suffered severe napalm burns after a napalm bombing of her village in Jun 1972.
    (SFC, 11/12/96, p.A3)(SFEC, 4/13/97, p.A1,12)(AP, 11/11/01)
1996        Nov 11, An explosion occurred at the Texaco oil refinery near Los Angeles harbor. No injuries were reported.
    (SFC, 11/12/96, p.A9)
1996        Nov 11, In the Czech Republic Stanislav Devaty, chief of the secret service, resigned after being accused of spying on government officials. He denied the charges.
    (SFC, 11/12/96, p.A12)
1996        Nov 11, Gen’l. Roberto Letona, the Guatemalan military attaché in Washington, was ordered home after being linked to the Moreno smuggling operation that cheated the government out of some $2.7 billion in taxes and duties over 15 years.
    (SFC, 11/12/96, p.A12)
1996        Nov 11, In Guatemala Pres. Alvaro Arzu and the rebel alliance separately announced a peace agreement to be signed Dec 29.
    (SFC, 11/12/96, p.A13)
1996        Nov 11, Poland’s return to independence after WW I was celebrated and hundreds of skinheads and right-wing activists staged demonstrations against Jews and foreigners.
    (SFC, 11/13/96, p.C2)

1997        Nov 11, Retired Gen. Colin Powell announced he would not seek the Republican presidential nomination or any other office in 2000, saying he lacked "the passion" for political life.
    (AP, 11/11/98)
1997        Nov 11, Photography giant Eastman Kodak announced it was cutting 10,000 jobs because of fierce competition from Japan's Fuji Photo Film Co.
    (AP, 11/11/98)
1997        Nov 11, The EU high court upheld hiring and promotional preferences for women.
    (SFC, 11/12/97, p.C2)
1997        Nov 11, In the Dominican Republic troops clashed with marchers at the start of a general strike and one demonstrator was left dead. The strike was called to protest low wages, power outages, closed schools and closed businesses.
    (WSJ, 11/12/97, p.A1)
1997        Nov 11, In Pakistan 4 American oil company employees and their driver were shot dead in Karachi. It was believed to be a retaliation for the conviction of Amil Kasi for the 1993 murder of 2 CIA employees. [see Nov 12]
    (SFC, 11/12/97, p.C14)

1998        Nov 11, 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 on its refusal to deal with U.N. weapons inspectors.
    (AP, 11/11/99)
1998        Nov 11, It was reported that the Packard Foundation planned to dispense $375 million over the next 5 years to slow population growth.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.A8)
1998        Nov 11, It was reported that Pfizer and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation initiated a $66 million effort to attack trachoma, a disease of the eye caused by chlamydia. A one-gram dose of zithromax given once a year would treat the disease. Focus was to be on Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Tanzania and Vietnam.
    (SFC, 11/11/98, p.D6)
1998        Nov 11, Argentina and Kazakhstan pledged to abide by the treaty to cut emissions of gases that cause global warming. This put a crack in a united front of developing nations opposed to cuts before 2012.
    (WSJ, 11/12/98, p.A1)
1998        Nov 11, Carlos Cabal Peniche (42), accused of making some $700 million in loans from his banks to companies he owned, was arrested in Melbourne, Australia. He had vanished from Mexico in 1994 just days before his Grupo Financiera Cremi-Union was seized by the government for fraud and mismanagement.
    (SFC, 11/12/98, p.C18)
1998        Nov 11, China and the UN planned to sign an agreement to turn the Lop Nur nuclear test site into a sanctuary for Bactrian camels. The barren area is about the size of Germany.
    (SFEC, 11/8/98, p.A13)
1998        Nov 11, Israel’s government narrowly ratified a land-for-peace agreement with conditions that included alteration of the PLO charter to strike calls for Israel’s destruction.
    (WSJ, 11/12/98, p.A1)(AP, 11/11/08)
1998        Nov 11, In Turkey a businessman linked to organized crime said that Prime Minister Yilmaz rigged the privatization of a state-run bank in his favor. This led to a no-confidence motion by the Republican People’s Party of the ruling coalition.
    (SFC, 11/13/98, p.A16)
1998        Nov 11, A one-day general strike was held in Zimbabwe and soldiers killed one protestor.
    (WSJ, 11/12/98, p.A1)

1999        Nov 11, The computer virus dubbed Bubbleboy was reported to spread through electronic mail without attachments.
    (WSJ, 11/11/99, p.A1)
1999        Nov 11, Argentine journalist Jacobo Timerman died in Buenos Aires at age 76.
    (AP, 11/11/00)
1999        Nov 11, A car bomb ripped through a Bogota commercial district, killing at least eight people, but President Andres Pastrana defiantly signed extradition orders for three suspected drug traffickers.
    (SFC, 11/12/99, p.A16)(WSJ, 11/12/99, p.A1)(AP, 11/11/00)
1999        Nov 11, In Britain the House of Lords voted to strip hereditary peers of their 700-year-old right to sit in Parliament's Upper House. 92 peers still kept seats under a compromise.
    (WSJ, 11/12/99, p.A1)
1999        Nov 11, In India a bomb exploded on a passenger train traveling from Jammu to New Delhi and 14 people were killed with 50 injured.
    (SFC, 11/12/99, p.D2)
1999        Nov 11, In Foggia, Italy, a 6-story apartment building collapsed from structural flaws and over 50 people were feared dead. An investigation blamed the collapse on cheap materials and slipshod construction.
    (SFC, 11/12/99, p.A16)(AP, 11/11/00)
1999        Nov 11, In Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir dissolved parliament and planned early elections
    (SFC, 11/11/99, p.A24)
1999        Nov 11, Javed Iqbal (40) killed his 87th victim, Mohammad Imran (15). Iqbal dissolved the bodies in vats of chemicals and left photos and notes that described his victims. The story became public in Dec. when his killings reached 100 and he made his story public. Iqbal surrendered in Lahore, Pakistan, on Dec 30. He was found strangled with bed sheets in his cell on Oct 7, 2001.
    (SFC, 12/7/99, p.B2)(WSJ, 12/31/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 10/10/01, p.A1)

2000        Nov 11, Pres. Clinton led groundbreaking ceremonies in Washington DC for the National WW II Memorial.
    (AH, 4/01, p.14)
2000        Nov 11, Republicans went to court, seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida's razor-thin presidential election.
    (AP, 11/11/01)
2000        Nov 11, Lennox Lewis won a unanimous 12-round decision over David Tua in Las Vegas to retain his WBC and IBF heavyweight titles.
    (AP, 11/11/01)
2000        Nov 11, In Austria a fire consumed a cable car crammed with skiers and snowboarders in an Alpine tunnel at Kitzsteinhorn mountain near Kaprun. 155 people, mostly children and teenagers, were killed. In 2008 a settlement provided relatives of the people who died a share of euro13.9 million (US$21.5 million) in compensation.
    (WSJ, 11/15/00, p.A1)(WSJ, 11/16/00, p.A1)(AP, 11/11/05)(AP, 6/17/08)
2000        Nov 11, General elections were held in Bosnia.
    (SFEC, 11/12/00, p.A24)
2000         Nov 11, A Dagestan Airlines jet was hijacked. The Russian plane was forced to and in Israel with 58 people aboard. Pres. Barak, enroute to Washington, returned to handle the crises. The hijacker surrendered and the plane was returned to Moscow.
    (SFEC, 11/12/00, p.A22)(SFC, 11/13/00, p.A12)
2000        Nov 11, Fighting in the West Bank left 8 Palestinians dead along with 1 Israeli soldier.
    (SFEC, 11/12/00, p.A19)
2000        Nov 11, In Indonesia at least 27 people were killed when police cracked down on tens of thousands of protestors in Aceh.
    (WSJ, 11/13/00, p.A1)
2000        Nov 11, In Lebanon two 4-story apartment buildings collapsed and at least 9 people were killed and 27 injured.
    (SFEC, 11/12/00, p.A19)(SFC, 11/13/00, p.A14)

2001        Nov 11, The US costs for the war in Afghanistan were estimated at $1 billion a month.
    (SFC, 11/12/01, p.A4)
2001        Nov 11, In Afghanistan Northern Alliance forces with help from US warplanes and advisers captured Taloqan and some 200 Taliban were reported killed. Local warlords accepted a payment to change allegiance.
    (SFC, 11/10/01, p.A1)(SFC, 11/12/01, p.A3)(SFC, 11/14/01, p.A3)
2001        Nov 11, Two French radio reporters and a German magazine journalist were killed when they came under Taliban fire in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 11/11/02)
2001        Nov 11, A 36-hour storm hit Algeria and 337 people were reported killed. It was the worst flooding in 20 years. The death toll reached 580.
    (SFC, 11/12/01, p.A12)(WSJ, 11/12/01, p.A1)(SFC, 11/17/01, p.A24)
2001        Nov 11, In Indonesia Theys Eluay (64), an independence movement leader in Irian Jaya, was found strangled in his wrecked car and riots erupted. He had spent the previous evening at dinner with local army commanders. In 2003 7 members of the Indonesia special forces were convicted for involvement in the murder. Their maximum sentence was 31/2 years.
    (SFC, 11/12/01, p.A12)(SFC, 11/27/01, p.A3)(SFC, 4/22/03, A7)
2001        Nov 11, In Mexico Lazaro Cardena of the leftist PRD won 42% of the votes for governor in Michoacan state vs. 37% Alfredo Anaya of the PRI.
    (SFC, 11/13/01, p.A14)
2001        Nov 11, A Pakistani newspaper (Ausaf) published the second part of an interview in which Osama bin Laden was quoted as saying he had nothing to do with the anthrax attacks in the United States, and declared he would never allow himself to be captured.
    (AP, 11/11/02)
2001        Nov 11, Taiwan officially joined the WTO after ministers in Qatar approved its membership.
    (SSFC, 11/11/01, p.A14)

2002        Nov 11, Bill Gates of Microsoft pledged $100 million to fight AIDS in India.
    (SFC, 11/12/02, p.A11)
2002        Nov 11, A two-seat crop sprayer crammed with eight members of a Cuban family, including a baby, landed at the Key West airport in an apparent bid for asylum by those aboard.
    (AP, 11/12/02)
2002        Nov 11, In Afghanistan police shot and killed at least 2 students during protests over poor housing conditions at a dormitory in Kabul.
    (SFC, 11/12/02, p.A11)(SFC, 11/12/02, p.A16)
2002        Nov 11, In the CAR a baggage-laden roof of an overloaded river taxi near Kouango collapsed on passengers, crushing 58 people.
    (AP, 11/23/02)
2002        Nov 11, Jorge Enrique Jimenez, one of Latin America's leading bishops, was kidnapped along with Rev. Desiderio Orejuela as they went to hold a religious service in central Colombia.
    (AP, 11/11/02)
2002        Nov 11, Colombian soldiers killed 4 members of a right-wing paramilitary group and seven leftist rebels during fighting in separate incidents.
    (AP, 11/12/02)
2002        Nov 11, Pres. Joseph Kabila has suspended every official accused in a U.N. report on the plunder of Congo's gold, diamond and other riches.
    (AP, 11/12/02)
2002        Nov 11, Iraqi lawmakers denounced a new UN resolution on weapons inspections as dishonest, provocative and worthy of rejection. But the Iraqi parliament said it ultimately would trust whatever President Saddam Hussein decided.
    (AP, 11/11/03)
2002        Nov 11, Islamic militants in Kashmir killed 13 police in a bomb attack.
    (WSJ, 11/12/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 11, Nepal security forces killed at least 10 rebels as guerrillas called for a 30day strike.
    (WSJ, 11/12/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 11, In the Philippines a Fokker passenger plane, trailing smoke from its left engine, plunged into Manila Bay shortly after taking off from Manila, with 18 of the 34 people aboard killed or missing and presumed dead.
    (AP, 11/11/02)
2002        Nov 11, Russian troops ambushed Chechen rebels near Grozhny and 6 guerrillas were reported killed. [see Apr 29, 2004]
    (WSJ, 11/12/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 11, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan presented Greek and Turkish Cypriots with a plan to unite their divided island into a single country modeled on Switzerland, with two equal states.
    (AP, 11/11/02)
2002        Nov 11, Border police in Zimbabwe shot and killed Richard Gilman (58), a Connecticut man who was on a humanitarian mission in Africa.
    (AP, 11/12/02)
2002        Nov 11, Zimbabwean journalist and publisher Mark Chavunduka (37), whose arrest and subsequent torture helped expose his government's increasing repression of dissent, died after a prolonged illness.
    (AP, 11/13/02)

2003        Nov 11, President Bush's top foreign advisers summoned L. Paul Bremer, Iraq's U.S. administrator, for hurried White House talks focused on their growing frustrations with the Iraqi Governing Council and a logjam in transferring political power to Iraqis.
    (AP, 11/11/04)
2003        Nov 11, It was reported that gene scientists had determined that a genetic variation helped slowed the creation of bad cholesterol and helped explain why some people lived longer. [see 1974]
    (WSJ, 11/11/03, p.A1)
2003        Nov 11, Toronto's Roy Halladay won the American League Cy Young Award.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2003        Nov 11, In Galveston, Texas, Robert A. Durst, NY multimillionaire who admitted to butchering his neighbor Morris Black, was acquitted of the man's murder.
    (SFC, 11/12/03, p.A1)
2003        Nov 11, An Afghan soldier fired on a coalition convoy at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, killing 1 Romanian soldier and wounding a convoy member before escaping.
    (AP, 11/12/03)
2003        Nov 11, The British government said it wants to introduce compulsory identity cards to protect against illegal immigration, welfare fraud and terrorism. Implementation is years away.
    (AP, 11/11/03)
2003        Nov 11, In Beijing former President Clinton called on China and the US to overcome their differences on trade, saying the two powers must learn to work together to conquer common threats like AIDS, terrorism and global warming.
    (AP, 11/11/03)
2003        Nov 11, Colombia's housing and environment minister stepped down, becoming the 3rd member of President Alvaro Uribe's Cabinet forced out in a week.
    (AP, 11/11/03)
2003        Nov 11, The commander of the Colombian National Police and five other senior police officers resigned following evidence that the lawmen in Medellin dined in the most exclusive restaurants, bought expensive jewelry and staged lavish parties, all on government money.
    (AP, 11/12/03)
2003        Nov 11, In Colombia a radio talk show host was shot dead outside her home in the coastal city of Santa Marta.
    (AP, 11/11/03)
2003        Nov 11, Dominican Republic police fired rubber bullets at rock-throwing protesters during a general strike. At least 6 people were reported killed and 60 injured.
    (AP, 11/12/03)
2003        Nov 11, In Iraq US troops opened fire on a truck carrying live chickens near the tense town of Fallujah, killing 5 civilians aboard the vehicle, including a father and his two sons.
    (AP, 11/12/03) 
2003        Nov 11, In Iraq an explosion on a road frequently used by British troops killed 6 civilians in Basra. The military detained about 20 people suspected of links to al-Qaida.
    (AP, 11/11/03)
2003        Nov 11, The Kurdish guerrilla group that battled the Turkish army for some 15 years announced that it was dissolving itself and was planning to form a new group that would likely would pursue Kurdish rights through negotiations. The Kurdistan Workers Party changed its name to the Congress for Freedom and Democracy in Kurdistan, or KADEK, last year.
    (AP, 11/11/03)
2003        Nov 11, Maldives Pres. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (65) was sworn in for a record sixth term, becoming the longest-serving head of state in Asia.
    (AP, 11/11/03)
2003        Nov 11, Mexican diplomat Adolfo Aguilar Zinser (1949-2005), gave a speech to students at Mexico City's Ibero-American University, in which he claimed that the political and intellectual class of the United States sees Mexico as "a country whose position is that of a back yard" (patio trasero) and that Washington was only interested in "a relationship of convenience and subordination" and "a weekend fling" (un noviazgo de fin de semana). President Fox requested his resignation on 18 November.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolfo_Aguilar_Z%C3%Adnser)

2004        Nov 11, Delta Air Line pilots accepted over $1 billion in annual pay cuts and agreed to forgo raises through 2009.
    (SFC, 11/12/04, p.C2)
2004        Nov 11, It was reported that Beijing this month cancelled its bicycle registration requirements, a move viewed by the state press as highlighting the nation's full fledged entry into "car society" and the demise of the bicycle as a "transportation tool."
    (AFP, 11/11/04)
2004        Nov 11, It was reported that large swathes of southern and eastern China are in the grip of their worst drought in more than 50 years, prompting calls from the countries top leaders for better management of water conservation.
    (AP, 11/12/04)
2004        Nov 11, Indian PM Manmohan Singh announced a reduction in troops in disputed Kashmir in a fresh initiative to push forward a fraying peace process with Pakistan.
    (AP, 11/11/04)
2004        Nov 11, Iraqi security forces, backed by US troops, arrested Sheik Mahdi al-Sumaidaei, a hardline Sunni cleric and about two dozen others, after a raid of his Baghdad mosque uncovered weapons caches along with photographs of recent attacks on American troops. In Mosul guerrillas attacked at least five police stations and political party offices there in what could be a bid to relieve pressure on their allies in Fallujah.
    (AP, 11/12/04)
2004        Nov 11, US and Iraqi forces, backed by an air and artillery barrage, launched a major attack into the southern half of Fallujah squeezing Sunni fighters into a smaller and smaller cordon. The military estimated 600 insurgents killed thus far in the offensive. Insurgents in Mosul overwhelmed several police stations and clashed with U.S. and Iraqi troops.
    (AP, 11/11/04)
2004        Nov 11, Israeli police commandos stormed a Jerusalem church compound and arrested nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu for allegedly revealing classified information, seven months after he completed an 18-year prison sentence for treason.
    (AP, 11/11/04)
2004        Nov 11, Israeli troops, backed by tanks and helicopter gunships raided a Gaza Strip town, killing 3 Palestinians and wounding at least 9 others.
    (AP, 11/11/04)
2004        Nov 11, Lithuanian lawmakers ratified the newly signed EU constitution, making one of the bloc's newest members the first country to approve the historic document.
    (AP, 11/11/04)
2004        Nov 11, Yasser Arafat (75), Palestinian leader, died in Paris. He triumphantly forced his people's plight into the world spotlight but failed to achieve his lifelong quest for statehood. Arafat's body was flown back to the Mideast for funeral services in Egypt. Internment was to be in Ramallah.
    (AP, 11/11/04)(SFC, 11/11/04, p.A1)
2004        Nov 11, Mahmoud Abbas, a former PM and veteran peace negotiator, was elected chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Rauhi Fattouh, Palestinian parliament speaker, was set to serve as president until elections in about 60 days.
    (AP, 11/11/04)(WSJ, 11/11/04, p.A1)

2005        Nov 11, President Bush strongly rebuked congressional critics of his Iraq war policy, accusing them of being "deeply irresponsible."
    (AP, 11/11/06)
2005        Nov 11, A new poll said most Americans say they aren't impressed by the ethics and honesty of the Bush administration, already under scrutiny for its justifications for an unpopular war in Iraq and its role in the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, Students in Kalamazoo, Mich., learned that an anonymous group of benefactors will offer scholarships for at least the next 13 years to nearly all Kalamazoo high school graduates, good at any of Michigan’s public universities or colleges.
    (SFC, 11/12/05, p.A2)
2005        Nov 11, Scientists reported the discovery of an appetite suppressing hormone, obestatin, that counters the appetite boosting hormone ghrelin.
    (SFC, 11/11/05, p.A7)
2005        Nov 11, A scientific partnership in high-tech cloning between US and South Korean researchers broke up over the ethics of obtaining human egg cells.
    (WSJ, 11/14/05, p.B1)
2005        Nov 11, It was reported that a rare 1,400-pound meteorite was recently discovered seven feet underground in southern Kansas by Steve Arnold of Kingston, Ark., in an area long known for producing prized space rocks.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, Peter Drucker (b.1909), Austria-born management visionary, died in California. His 39 books included “The Effective Executive" (1966). In 2007 Elizabeth Haas Edersheim authored “The Definitive Drucker."
    (SFC, 11/12/05, p.B5)(WSJ, 11/14/05, p.B1)(WSJ, 2/28/07, p.D9)
2005        Nov 11, In Afghanistan militants pulled Namatullah Yusuf Zai, a deputy provincial governor, from his car and shot him dead. Militants also killed a former district chief while he prayed in a mosque in Helmand province.
    (AP, 11/12/05)
2005        Nov 11, In Afghanistan a Pakistani-owned plane carrying cargo for the US-led coalition crashed into mountains near Kabul, killing at least eight people.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, In an elaborate, nationally televised gala at a Beijing sports arena to mark the 1,000-day countdown until the Games, senior Chinese leaders introduced their Olympic mascots: cartoon renditions of a panda, fish, Tibetan antelope, swallow and the Olympic flame, each one the color of one of the Olympic rings.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, In Beijing the US and North Korea urged each other to make concessions as a round of six-nation talks aimed at ending the North's nuclear programs concluded with no sign of progress or a date to meet again.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, Colombia's highest court approved a law that clears the way for popular President Alvaro Uribe to run for a second term next year.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, In Colombia a man in a wheelchair who hijacked a Colombian airliner using hand grenades was sentenced to eight years of house arrest.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, Forces tightened security in central Paris, stationing riot police and bomb squads along the Champs-Elysees as more than two weeks of arson and vandalism persisted near the French capital.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, Germany's biggest political parties reached a deal to form a coalition government, sealing an accord that makes Angela Merkel the nation's first female chancellor.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, Automaker DaimlerChrysler AG ended its ill-fated involvement with Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Co., selling its 12.4 percent stake in the company to Goldman Sachs for an undisclosed price.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on a surprise visit to Iraq, pressed for unity among the country's religious factions. In Baghdad gunmen opened fire on the compound of the Embassy of Oman, killing two people and wounding two others. 3 Iraqi police officers were killed when their vehicle was ambushed near Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.
    (AP, 11/11/05)(AP, 11/11/06)
2005        Nov 11, Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed that four Iraqis, including a husband and wife, carried out the Nov 9 suicide bombings against three Amman hotels, and police arrested 120 Jordanians and Iraqis in the hunt for anyone who might have aided them.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, An Internet report said Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the highest ranking leader still at-large from Saddam Hussein's regime, died. The report was not validated.
    (AP, 11/12/05)(AP, 11/13/05)
2005        Nov 11, An Italian prosecutor said that the Milan prosecutor's office has asked for the extradition of 22 purported CIA operatives in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in 2003.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, An Italian newspaper reported that a long-awaited Vatican document, to be released Nov 29, says practicing gays, those with "deeply rooted" homosexual tendencies or those who support gay culture cannot be admitted to the priesthood.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, The Japanese government announced that Yoshifumi Nishikawa, the former president of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., will lead preparation of the privatization of Japan's mammoth postal corporation. The privatization begins October 2007.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, In Jordan Moustapha Akkad, the Syrian-born producer of the "Halloween" horror films, died from wounds sustained in the triple hotel bombings.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, Police fired on a rally in Mombasa against Kenya's draft constitution, fatally wounding four men. Police broke up the rally because President Mwai Kibaki, who has supported the proposed constitution ahead of a referendum on Nov. 21, was visiting the port city at the time.
    (AP, 11/12/05)
2005        Nov 11, In Kuwait an agricultural official said the deadly strain of bird flu has been detected in a flamingo, the first known outbreak of the virus in the Gulf region.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, Mexican agents arrested Ricardo Garcia Urquiza, a former medical student, who seized control of the remnants of the Juarez cartel.
    (AP, 11/21/05)
2005        Nov 11, In Morocco police arrested 17 members of a terrorist network, including two former prisoners at the U.S. base in Guantanamo, Cuba. At least some of the suspects were linked to al-Qaida in Iraq.
    (AP, 11/20/05)
2005        Nov 11, In Russia a senior prosecutor said Rasul Kudayev, who was held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the Oct 13 attacks on police in southern Russia. He was said to have been involved in preparing and carrying out attacks on government and law enforcement offices in Nalchik.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, The World Trade Organization (WTO) approved Saudi Arabia's bid to become the 149th member of the global group, winding up a 12-year negotiating process slowed by the country's participation in the Arab League boycott of Israel.
    (AP, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, The Hague war crimes tribunal turned up the heat on Serbia, telling it to deliver top fugitive Ratko Mladic by the end of this year or face "excommunication."
    (Reuters, 11/11/05)
2005        Nov 11, Zimbabwean war veterans demanded that US ambassador Christopher Dell leave the country, accusing him of trying to cause unrest and threatening to demonstrate against him if he stays.
    (AP, 11/11/05)

2006        Nov 11, President Bush marked Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery by praising US troops who had fought oppression around the world, yet spoke only briefly about Iraq, where US commanders were re-evaluating strategy.
    (AP, 11/11/07)
2006        Nov 11, The US vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution that sought to condemn an Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand Israeli troops pull out of the territory.
    (AP, 11/12/06)
2006        Nov 11, Bangladesh authorities banned demonstrations and barricades ahead of a deadline set by a 14-party political alliance for the removal of the chief election commissioner over allegations of bias.
    (AP, 11/11/06)
2006        Nov 11, It was reported that British scientists had invented an artificial stomach at a cost of $1.8 million.
    (SFC, 11/11/06, p.A6)
2006        Nov 11, In Beijing, China, demonstrators angry at a crackdown on dogs staged a noisy protest, decrying police killings of dogs and new limits on pet ownership.
    (AP, 11/11/06)
2006        Nov 11, At this time about 35% of Bermuda’s population was white.
    (Econ, 11/11/06, p.46)
2006        Nov 11, In Congo gunfire and explosions boomed through Kinshasa in a new round of fighting between forces loyal to two presidential candidates awaiting the results of a runoff election meant to secure an end to years of war.
    (AP, 11/12/06)
2006        Nov 11, In Haiti 2 UN peacekeepers from Jordan were shot to death in Port-au-Prince after coming under attack by gunmen. Jordan counted about 1,500 troops in the force of some 8,800 peacekeepers. Nine peacekeepers have been killed since the force arrived in June 2004.
    (AP, 11/11/06)
2006        Nov 11, Tyler Walker Williams, a US citizen and a student of India's national language Hindi, became the first foreigner to win a student election at India's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University after mounting a campaign critical of US foreign policy.
    (AP, 11/11/06)
2006        Nov 11, In Iraq a pair of car bombs tore through a downtown shopping district in the capital, killing 8 people, while a Slovak and Polish soldier were reported killed overnight by a roadside bomb south of the capital. Police special forces said they killed two suspected insurgents and arrested 10 others during an overnight search for those behind a suicide bombing a day earlier that killed six Iraqi soldiers in Tal Afar. A suicide bomber drove a car rigged with explosives into the police station in the northern town of Zaganya, killing the police chief, setting four vehicles on fire, and badly damaging the building. In Baqouba a staffer with the local agriculture directorate, Zuhair Hussein Alwan, was shot and killed. 2 bodies that had been bound and shot in the head and chest were pulled from the Tigris River in Suwayrah. At least 52 people were killed or found dead across Iraq. 3 US soldiers were killed in combat in Anbar province.
    (AP, 11/11/06)(SSFC, 11/12/06, p.A5)(AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 11, In Italy police arrested 3 more thieves plaguing the railways for weeks by stealing copper electrical conductors from the tracks. Among the 22 suspects arrested since Oct 15 were 18 Romanians, three Italians and the one man from Mali.
    (AP, 11/13/06)
2006        Nov 11, Sony Corp. launched its new PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Japan.
    (Econ, 11/18/06, p.63)
2006        Nov 11, In Lebanon 5 Shiite ministers backed by Hezbollah resigned from the government. PM Fuad Saniora refused to acknowledge the resignation.
    (SSFC, 11/12/06, p.A21)
2006        Nov 11, In Myanmar senior UN official Ibrahim Gambari met detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the ruling junta's top leader.
    (Reuters, 11/11/06)
2006        Nov 11, Palestinian students filled schools that had been empty for months, happily greeting friends as classes resumed after a 70-day teachers' strike that interrupted studies across the West Bank and Gaza.
    (AP, 11/11/06)
2006        Nov 11, Sudanese armed forces deliberately attacked civilians in western Darfur killing 11, including a woman burnt to death in her home. African Union sources later claimed 30 people were killed and 40 injured, blaming Khartoum-backed Janjaweed militia.
    (Reuters, 11/13/06)(AFP, 11/24/06)

2007        Nov 11, Marking his fifth Veterans Day since the invasion of Iraq, President Bush honored US troops past and present at a tearful ceremony in Texas.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2007        Nov 11, The new War Memorial Community Center at 6655 Mission St. in Daly City, Ca., held its grand opening. The structure included the new John Daly Library.
    (www.ci.daly-city.ca.us/city_news/fogcutter/fall_2007.htm)
2007        Nov 11, Delbert Mann, television and film director, died in Los Angeles. His films included “Marty" (1955) and “That Touch of Mink" (1962).
    (SFC, 11/13/07, p.D9)
2007        Nov 11, Animal rights activists attacked as inhumane an Australian state government's plans to shoot more than 10,000 wild horses to protect the environment.
    (AP, 11/11/07)
2007        Nov 11, In western Afghanistan unknown gunmen on motorbikes shot dead six pro-government tribal elders as they headed to a prayer service. In southern Afghanistan a suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a NATO convoy in Helmand province, seriously wounding 3 civilians, while two separate attacks left 3 policeman dead elsewhere in the country. US-led coalition troops battling suspected militants in the Garmser district of Helmand lobbed a grenade that destroyed a house and killed 15 militants as well as a woman and two children. A service member with the US-led coalition died of wounds suffered during a gun battle a day earlier near the Tagab Valley of Kapisa province.
    (AFP, 11/11/07)(AP, 11/11/07)(AP, 11/12/07)
2007        Nov 11, In France Jessica Davies (28), the niece of multi-millionaire junior defense minister Quentin Davies, plunged a knife into Olivier Mugnier (24), a young Frenchman she picked up in an Irish bar. Mugnier died in her Paris suburb flat, an hour after police arrived. He had been stabbed twice in the upper chest. Her trial opened on Dec 11, 2010.
    (AFP, 1/11/10)
2007        Nov 11, Israeli police raided more than 20 government buildings and private offices, searching for evidence in a series of criminal investigations of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
    (AP, 11/11/07)
2007        Nov 11, In Italy a police officer accidentally shot and killed a soccer fan while trying to break up a fight by a Tuscan highway between supporters of rival teams. Enraged by the killing, hundreds of fans rioted in Rome, attacking a police station.
    (AP, 11/12/07)
2007        Nov 11, Libya began enforcing new regulations demanding an Arabic translation of passports for visitors. A Libyan aviation official said the measures were in response to a decision to prevent Libyans with visas for the EU's Schengen border-free zone from entering certain European countries, notably France and Britain.
    (AFP, 11/12/07)
2007        Nov 11, Proton, Malaysia’s national car maker, said it planned to team up with companies in Iran and Turkey to produce "Islamic cars" for the global market.
    (http://money.cnn.com/2007/11/12/news/international/bc.mi.malaysia.islamicc.ap/)
2007        Nov 11, The major Northern Ireland Protestant paramilitary group, the Ulster Defense Association, announced it was formally renouncing violence, but a commander said the group would not surrender its weapons to international disarmament officials.
    (AP, 11/11/07)
2007        Nov 11, Pakistan's military ruler said elections would be held by January but set no time limit on emergency rule that has suspended citizens' rights, claiming it was essential for fighting terrorism and ensuring a free and fair vote.
    (AP, 11/11/07)
2007        Nov 11, A severe storm broke the Volganeft-139, a small Russian oil tanker, in two in the Strait of Kerch, spilling at least 560,000 gallons of fuel into the strait between the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. A Russian official said it was an "environmental disaster." 8 seamen were left missing. Two freighters nearby also sank under 18-foot waves in storm. As many as 10 ships sank or ran aground in the area.
    (AP, 11/11/07)(Reuters, 11/12/07)(SFC, 11/12/07, p.A15)
2007        Nov 11, Tens of thousands of South Korean farmers and workers clashed with riot police at a massive rally against a free trade agreement with the United States.
    (AP, 11/11/07)

2008        Nov 11, Tim Lincecum, pitcher for the SF Giants, was named winner of the Cy Young Award.
    (SFC, 11/12/08, p.A1)
2008        Nov 11, Suspected Taliban militants kidnapped Shamsudin Agha, a religious leader in western in Farah province, after he criticized the use of suicide attacks as a weapon of war in the country. Authorities recovered Agha's body the next night.
    (AP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 11, Bolivian officials said they have formally asked the US to extradite former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, who ordered a military crackdown on 2003 riots in which at least 60 people died.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 11, Jack Scott (85), former British TV sitcom star (On the Buses), died.
    (Econ, 12/6/08, p.109)
2008        Nov 11, At least 13 soldiers were killed in an ambush by rebels at Kabo, near the Central African Republic's border with Chad, 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Bangui.
    (AFP, 11/12/08)
2008        Nov 11, The UN reported that hundreds of Congolese soldiers rampaged through several villages in eastern Congo raping women and pillaging homes as they pulled back ahead of a feared rebel advance.
    (SFC, 11/12/08, p.A7)
2008        Nov 11, Egypt's chief archaeologist has announced the discovery of a 4,300-year-old pyramid in Saqqara, the sprawling necropolis and burial site of the rulers of ancient Memphis. The new pyramid is the 118th discovered so far in Egypt.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 11, Armed Bedouin attacked a security checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and seized 11 policemen in a restive area near the border with Israel. The Bedouin tribesmen were angered by a police shooting a day earlier that killed a suspected Bedouin smuggler in the area.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 11, French police arrested 10 people, described as anarchists, suspected for the recent sabotaging of high-speed trains. In 5 instances since late October iron rods were jammed into power cables in order to hold up trains.
    (WSJ, 11/12/08, p.A12)
2008        Nov 11, The Imams Bridge in north Baghdad reopened. It had closed 3 years ago after a stampede during a Shiite procession killed almost 1,000 people. A pair of roadside bombs exploded in quick succession in east Baghdad during the morning rush hour, killing 3 people and wounding 14 others. An Internet monitoring service said 10 Iraqi insurgent groups have agreed to escalate attacks against US and Iraqi forces to derail the proposed US-Iraqi security agreement. Hajji Hammadi, a leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, was killed. He was blamed in the April, 2004, abduction and murder of Army reservist Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin of Batavia, Ohio.
    (AP, 11/11/08)(AP, 11/12/08)(AP, 11/20/08)
2008        Nov 11, Rabbi Meir Porush, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, faced off against Nir Barkat (49), a secular businessman, in Jerusalem's mayoral race. Nir Barkat, a former paratroops officer, won the election with 52% support.
    (AP, 11/11/08)(AP, 11/12/08)
2008        Nov 11, Mohamed Nasheed took the oath of office as the Maldives' first democratically elected president. He now leads the flattest nation on Earth, with an average height of 2.3 meters (7 feet) above sea level, and one considered particularly vulnerable to the perils of global climate change and rising sea levels.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 11, In Mexico 21 police were arrested in the northern border city of Tijuana on suspicion of working with criminal gangs. The body of a 28-year-old man was dumped in an empty lot in the beach resort of Rosarito, outside Tijuana.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 11, Myanmar sentenced 23 activists, including 5 Buddhist monks arrested during anti-junta protests last year to 65 years each in jail, in what rights groups branded a fresh attempt to stifle dissent. Min Ko Naing, considered as one of Myanmar's top activists, was among those sentenced.
    (AP, 11/11/08)(AFP, 11/14/08)(AFP, 11/15/08)
2008        Nov 11, A Nigerian appeal court sacked the governor of the southern state of Edo following complaints of vote irregularities and declared his opponent the winner.
    (AFP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 11, Pakistan’s military said at least 11 Taliban militants were killed and two soldiers wounded in gunfights with troops in the northwestern Swat valley, rocked by a violent campaign to introduce Islamic law. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Peshawar Sports Complex, hosting athletes from around the country, killing at least two people.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 11, Russia’s central bank widened its target band for the currency’s rate against the dollar by about 1% in each direction. Weeks of rigid defense had fueled a $112 billion decline in reserves. The central bank also raised interest rate by 1% in an effort to keep money from flowing out of the country.
    (WSJ, 11/12/08, p.A8)
2008        Nov 11, Rwanda expelled the German ambassador and Pres. Kagame declared that Germany violated his country's sovereignty when it arrested one of his aides in connection with an attack that set off Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 11, Swedish truck and bus maker Volvo AB said it will lay off nearly 1,000 staff at its powertrain unit in Sweden and the United States as the global financial crisis continues to weigh on the demand for heavy vehicles.
    (AP, 11/11/08)
2008        Nov 11, In Taiwan former Pres. Chen Sui-bian was detained by police after prosecutors sought his formal arrest on corruption and money laundering charges. He was later taken to hospital complaining that police had roughed him up.
    (SFC, 11/12/08, p.A4)
2008        Nov 11, Uruguay's Senate voted to depenalize abortion during the first trimester, a rare step in a Latin American nation. President Tabare Vasquez vetoed the measure on Nov 14.
    (AP, 11/11/08)(AP, 11/14/08)
2008        Nov 11, In Zimbabwe riot police beat dozens of students and pro-democracy activists marching through Harare to demand a new government to tackle the country's worsening economic and political crisis.
    (AFP, 11/11/08)

2009        Nov 11, Andy Warhol’s 1962 painting “200 One Dollar Bills" sold for a record $43.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction in NYC.
    (SFC, 11/13/09, p.F8)
2009        Nov 11, Hewlett-Packard Co. said it will acquire 3Com Corp. in a $2.7 billion deal that would put HP in direct competition with Cisco Systems in networking technology.
    (SFC, 11/12/09, p.A1)
2009        Nov 11, Scientists in South Africa said that a newly discovered dinosaur species that roamed the Earth about 200 million years ago may help explain how the creatures evolved into the largest animals on land. The Aardonyx celestae was a 23-foot- (7-meter-) long small-headed herbivore with a huge barrel of a chest. The species walked on its hind legs but could drop to all fours.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, In Afghanistan a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives near a NATO military convoy in the province of Zabul, killing a man and a woman and wounding another three passers-by.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, The Australian Capital Territory, home to the nation's parliament, became the first Australian region to legalize civil partnership ceremonies for same-sex couples, in a move supporters hoped would spark national momentum.
    (AFP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, Brazil emerged from a widespread power outage that plunged its major cities and at least nine states into darkness for over 2 hours, prompting security fears and concern from residents about another black eye for a country hosting the 2016 Olympic Games. Transmission problems had knocked one of the world's biggest hydroelectric dams offline.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, The British Home Office said DNA of innocent people arrested then cleared without charge will be held by the government for no more than six years.
    (AFP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, Cypriots gave a guarded response to Britain's offer to hand back half its remaining three percent of Cyprus's landmass if rival sides on the ethnically split island reach a peace deal.
    (Reuters, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, The leaders of France and Germany appeared together at a ceremony in Paris, for the first time since World War I, to commemorate the end of the conflict, saying it is now time to celebrate their countries' reconciliation and friendship.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, In Ghana the roof of an illegal gold mine collapsed killing 15 people, including 13 women, in one of the worst mining disasters to hit the African nation.
    (AFP, 11/12/09)(SFC, 11/13/09, p.A2)
2009        Nov 11, Iran executed Ehsan Fattahian (28), a Kurdish activist, at a prison in Sanandaj. He was a member of the Party of Free Life in Kurdistan, a militant group outlawed by Iran.
    (SFC, 11/12/09, p.A2)
2009        Nov 11, The Israeli military released a series of documents and photos it said proved Iran was behind a massive shipment of weapons Israel's navy commandos intercepted last week. Among the arms Israel says it found aboard the vessel were 9,000 mortar bombs, 3,000 Katyusha rockets, 3,000 gun shells, 20,000 grenades and over a half million rounds of small arms ammunition.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, An Italian company that helped build a communications satellite for Iran said there are no plans to launch it, denying an announcement made in Tehran this week.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, In Mexico reporter Maria Esther Aguilar, who wrote about organized crime, disappeared in western Michoacan state.
    (AP, 11/20/09)
2009        Nov 11, Forbes Magazine named drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a fugitive reputed to be hiding in the mountains of northern Mexico, to its list of the 67 "World's Most Powerful People." Business groups in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez said they are calling for UN peacekeepers to quell the drug-related violence that has given their city one of the highest homicide rates in the world.
    (AP, 11/12/09)
2009        Nov 11, In Pakistan a roadside bomb killed nine security officers close to the Afghan border. Some 12 hours earlier, dozens of militants armed with automatic weapons and rocket launchers attacked a security outpost in the same Mohmand region, killing two soldiers and wounding three others. The army responded by shelling militant positions there, killing 10 suspected fighters.
    (AP, 11/11/09)
2009        Nov 11, In Somalia gunmen in Bossaso killed High Court Judge Mohamed Abdi Aware, a top judge who had sentenced many pirates and human traffickers to long jail terms. 3 men were arrested the next day over the killing. Puntland legislator Ibrahim Ilmi Warsame was also shot dead as he sat in a restaurant with friends.
    (AP, 11/12/09)
2009        Nov 11, In Sudan 11 people were killed in fighting in southern Jonglei state in clashes between the Dinka and Shilluk ethnic groups.
    (AFP, 11/12/09)
2009        Nov 11, In Tanzania a landslide followed a night of heavy rains and killed 11 children and 9 adults near Mt. Kilimanjaro.
    (AP, 11/12/09)
2009        Nov 11, Venezuelan authorities destroyed more than 30,000 illegal firearms as part of an effort to combat soaring crime. The government stopped releasing complete annual murder figures in 2005, but in 2008 the Justice Ministry said homicides averaged 152 a week, or roughly 7,900 for 12 months.
    (AP, 11/11/09)

2010        Nov 11, In Yale, Michigan, two men, dressed in Halloween masks, climbed through a window into a home around midnight  and attacked a couple as they slept in their bed. Paul Skinner (47) managed to chase the suspects out of the home before collapsing from multiple knife wounds. His wife Mara Skinner (44) suffered more than 20 stab wounds and a punctured lung. On Nov 14 police arrested Tia Marie-Mitchell Skinner (17), her 18-year-old boyfriend Jonathan Kurtz and James Preston (18). They were charged with murder, attempted murder and conspiracy.
    (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8140762)
2010        Nov 11, The Afghan election commission said that it had opened an investigation into allegations that a top government official pressured an election worker to rig the results of the parliamentary ballot in western Afghanistan. At least 15 insurgents were killed by in a fierce round of fighting in Helmand province. 2 Taliban bomb makers were captured in an area of Kandahar province near the Pakistan border.
    (AP, 11/11/10)(AP, 11/12/10)
2010        Nov 11, International and Brazilian human rights organizations submitted a formal petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), denouncing grave and imminent violations upon the rights of indigenous and riverine communities affected by the construction of Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon.
    (http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20101111/pl_usnw/DC99718)
2010        Nov 11, The British government unveiled plans to stop handouts for up to three years to jobless who refuse work, in the biggest shake-up in the history of the welfare state, a day after violent protests rocked London.
    (AFP, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 11, In Britain an 18th-century Chinese porcelain vase, sold by a family clearing out a deceased relative's house in a suburb of London, went to a Chinese buyer for 51.6 million pounds ($83 million), more than 40 times the pre-sale estimate and a record for a Chinese work of art. The price included 20% in fees.
    (AP, 11/12/10)
2010        Nov 11, China said it has toughened rare earth export rules to allow only producers that meet environmental protection laws and international standards to ship the precious elements out of the country.
    (AFP, 11/12/10)
2010        Nov 11, In Dagestan shootouts across the capital of Makhachkala killed at least six policemen and four suspected militants.
    (AP, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 11, In Egypt Muslim Brotherhood lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsud said 31 of the group's members were detained in the port city of Ismailia over the last 24 hours, including the three candidates for the district.
    (AFP, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 11, An EU indictment revealed that at least 9 people, including former Kosovo senior health ministry official Ilir Rrecaj, were suspected of involvement in an international network that falsely promised poor people payment for their kidneys and then sold the organs for as much as euro100,000 ($137,000). Five Kosovo nationals, Turkish doctor Yusuf Sonmez and Moshe Harel, an Israeli citizen, were listed as wanted by Interpol.
    (AP, 11/12/10)(SFC, 11/13/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 11, In Iraq Shi'ite Nuri al-Maliki was re-nominated as prime minister. Lawmakers from the Sunni-backed Iraqiya alliance of former PM Iyad Allawi walked out of the parliamentary session. Parliament met for only the 2nd time since the inconclusive March 7 election, electing Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, as president and Iraqiya lawmaker Osama al-Nujaifi, a Sunni, as speaker.
    (Reuters, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 11, Israeli police and stone-throwing youths clashed for a third day running in the Arab neighborhood of Issawiya in occupied east Jerusalem.
    (AFP, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 11, Israel's government told its citizens to immediately leave Egypt's Sinai desert because of a kidnapping threat from the Army of Islam. A day later Egyptian security officials said they had and confiscated explosives this week and arrested 20-25 members of a cell planning to attack Israelis and international forces in Sinai.
    (AFP, 11/11/10)(AFP, 11/12/10)
2010        Nov 11, In Madagascar police detained three politicians who have called for boycotting a constitutional referendum scheduled next week.
    (AP, 11/12/10)
2010        Nov 11, In Nicaragua Jason Puracal, a former American Peace Corp worker, was working in his San Juan del Sur real estate office when National Police agents burst in without a warrant. On Aug 29, 2011, Judge Kriguer Alberto Artola Narvaez ruled that Puracal was guilty of money laundering, and said in a sentencing document that the American's bank accounts had registered deposits and withdrawals of large sums of money. His case was on appeal.
    (AP, 9/6/12)
2010        Nov 11, A Nigerian government report identified Iranians Azimi Agajany and Sayed Akbar Tahmaesebi as the men who organized a shipment of arms through a Tehran-based company called International Trading and General Construction. The arms containers sat at Lagos' busy Apapa port from July until Oct. 26, when Nigerian security agents carried out a raid and discovered the weapons inside.
    (AP, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 11, In Pakistan a massive explosion ripped through a security compound on a busy commercial street in Karachi, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 100.
    (Reuters, 11/11/10)(SFC, 11/12/10, p.A4)
2010        Nov 11, A Russian paper said the head of Russia's deep cover US spying operations betrayed the network and defected, potentially giving the West one of its biggest intelligence coups since the end of the Cold War. Kommersant named the man as Col. Shcherbakov and said he had left Russia days before US authorities announced the spy ring arrests on June 28.
    (Reuters, 11/11/10)
2010        Nov 11, In Serbia a law restricting smoking went into effect. Cafes and restaurants were required to provide nonsmoking areas. Smoking was banned in offices and public areas.
    (SFC, 11/12/10, p.A2)
2010        Nov 11, Somali pirates overran the Panamanian-flagged MV Hannibal II, a chemical tanker, capturing the vessel and 31 crew members. The hijacking took place nearly 900 nautical miles east of the Horn of Africa, which is closer to India than Somalia. In December one crew member was evacuated for possible appendicitis. The Hannibal II and 30 crew members were released in March 2011.
    (AP, 11/11/10)(AP, 3/17/11)
2010        Nov 11, A 2-day G20 economic summit opened in Seoul, South Korea, with President Barack Obama and fellow world leaders sharply divided over currency and trade policies. They hoped to address 3 major concerns: a) the dominance of the dollar as a reserve currency and America’s management of it; b) the problem of vast foreign exchange reserves, particularly in emerging countries; c) The scale and volatility of capital flows.
    (AP, 11/11/10)(Econ, 11/6/10, p.85)
2010        Nov 11, A woman (41) made her way to South Korea from North Korea becoming the 20,000th defector to do so. The last 10,000 came over the last 3 years.
    (Econ, 11/20/10, p.50)
2010        Nov 11, In Sudan a Tarco Airline Russian-built Antonov 26 carrying 36-38 people crashed on landing in the western Darfur region killing at least 6 and wounding four others.
    (AP, 11/11/10)(AFP, 11/12/10)
2010        Nov 11, The WHO said a rare parasitic disease has killed 260 people in southern Sudan in the past year, a figure that is threatening to double in the coming months. Kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis, is a rare tropical disease contracted by the bite of a sand fly.
    (AFP, 11/12/10)
2010        Nov 11, Taiwan's Supreme Court cut ex-leader Chen Shui-bian's prison sentence for corruption in a land deal to 11 years, in its first ruling on the island's most high-profile graft scandal.
    (AFP, 11/11/10)

2011        Nov 11, The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, designed by architect Moshe Safdie, opened in Bentonville, Ark., with a $1.2 billion endowment from the Walton Family Foundation.
    (Econ, 11/12/11, p.100)
2011        Nov 11, In Michigan a decade-old organization known as TheCall, that counts Islam among the ills facing the nation, began a 24-hour prayer rally at Ford Field in Detroit, an with one of the largest Muslim communities in the United States. Leaders of TheCall believed a satanic spirit is shaping all parts of US society, and it must be challenged through intensive Christian prayer and fasting.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, William Aramony (84), former president of the United Way of America charity, died in Virginia. He had resigned in 1992 and was convicted in 1995 for misusing funds to support a lavish lifestyle and a teenage mistress.
    (SFC, 11/15/11, p.A10)
2011        Nov 11, In Afghanistan a mother and daughter were killed in their home in Ghazni city by armed men who apparently accused them of "immoral activities." Afghan police arrested two men in connection with the case. A NATO soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in the south.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, Australian police seized about 660 pounds (300 kg) of cocaine from a yacht at the northeastern coastal town of Bundaberg. Police said the yacht was crewed by Ivan Maria Ramos Valea (35) and Julia Maria Boada Fernandez (37), who were both arrested. Two other Spanish citizens, Miguel Angel Sanchez Barrocal (38) and Jose Herrero-Calvo (39) were also arrested in Bundaberg.
    (AP, 11/14/11)
2011        Nov 11, The Austria-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said very low levels of radiation, which are higher than normal but don't seem to pose a health hazard, are being registered in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, A British judge sentenced Steven Cardwell, a British man, to at least 11 years in prison for selling handguns smuggled into the country by Steven Greenoe, a former US Marine.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, EMI, the London-based record label that for 80 years brought the world everyone from the Beatles and Queen to Coldplay and Katy Perry, was chopped up and will be sold in pieces, with Vivendi's Universal Music Group winning EMI's recorded music auction with a $1.9 billion (1.1 billion pounds) offer. A consortium led by Japan's Sony said it won the auction for EMI's music publishing operations in a deal valued at $2.2 billion. For EMI owner Citigroup Inc, which took control of the record label after its previous owner, Guy Hands' buyout shop Terra Firma, defaulted on loans owed to the investment bank, the deal value approached the break-even level.
    (Reuters, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, Cameroon’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (Conac) said in its first report, since its creation by President Paul Biya in 2006, that 45 million euros ($62 million) had gone missing from the public works ministry, the general treasury and the maize industry.  Those figures came from an investigation CONAC conducted in 2009.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)(AFP, 4/17/12)
2011        Nov 11, Ahmad Rezaei, the son of prominent Iranian conservative Mohsen Rezaei, died in Dubai's Gloria Hotel in an apparent suicide. Prior to his return to Iran in 2005, Ahmad Rezaei had lived in the United States and openly criticized Tehran's rulers. His father had run against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009.
    (AP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 11, French Pres. Sarkozy presided over the traditional Armistice Day ceremony, which marks 93 years since fighting in WWI came to an end. He lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier under Paris' Arc de Triomphe and lit a flame, but strayed from convention by declaring Nov. 11 a day to remember the dead from all of France's wars.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, Haitian Culture Minister Choiseul Henriquez (51), a former journalist and newly appointed, died of a brain hemorrhage while in Canada.
    (AP, 11/12/11)
2011        Nov 11, Indonesia opened the 26th Southeast Asian Games with more than 6,000 athletes from 11 countries participating in the biennial games.
    (AP, 11/12/11)
2011        Nov 11, Israeli soldiers manning a West Bank checkpoint mistakenly shot and killed an Israeli settler.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, Italy sped a package of reforms toward approval and prepared to hand its dysfunctional government over to a technocrat, who Europe hopes can save the country from going broke. Financial markets around the world rallied in relief. Mario Monti, a distinguished economist, was expected to succeed PM Berlusconi.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, Kenyan military and Somali government forces killed 4 al-Shabab members.
    (AP, 11/12/11)
2011        Nov 11, Senior Kosovo politician Fatmir Limaj, a former ethnic Albanian rebel commander, and eight other defendants went on trial for allegedly torturing and executing Serb prisoners during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, A Lebanese man had a leg blown off after stepping on a mine planted hours earlier by Syrian troops along Lebanon's northern border.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, Liberia's opposition leader Winston Tubman said he was willing to work with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf after disputed polls left the war-scarred nation more divided than ever.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, In Libya 2 people were killed in connection to a dispute between rival militias near Tripoli, amid rising concern about the uncontrolled ownership of weapons.
    (AP, 11/12/11)
2011        Nov 11, Mexico’s Interior Secretary Francisco Blake Mora (45) was killed in a helicopter crash, a stunning mishap too odd for some Mexicans to accept as an accident. Mora was appointed in June 2010, the 4th interior secretary since Calderon was elected five years ago. The crash of the Super Puma helicopter, part of the presidential fleet, also killed the undersecretary for legal affairs and human rights, Felipe Zamora, two other interior officials, the chief of Blake Mora's security detail and three crew members.
    (AP, 11/12/11)
2011        Nov 11, Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou, during a visit to South Africa, said his government has decided to grant Moamer Kadhafi's son Saadi asylum for humanitarian reasons, adding that his brother Seif al-Islam is not in the country. He also said Niger's army has clashed repeatedly with arms traffickers from neighboring Libya.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)(AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, Polish police arrested 210 people during Independence Day marches that turned violent, and that nearly half of them were Germans. 40 police officers were injured and 14 police cars destroyed. Far-right protesters, football hooligans and anarchists from Germany were blamed.
    (AP, 11/12/11)
2011        Nov 11, Qatar-based Al Jazeera opened its 2nd foreign language station broadcasting in Serbo-Croatian from Bosnia. English broadcasts began in 2006.
    (Econ, 11/12/11, p.58)
2011        Nov 11, Solomon Islands’ PM Danny Philip resigned to avoid a no confidence motion following allegations of misappropriation of aid from Taiwan. Gordon Darcy Lilo (b.1965) replaced him on Nov 16.
    (Econ, 11/19/11, p.45)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Darcy_Lilo)
2011        Nov 11, South Africa's former finance minister Trevor Manuel unveiled a plan to end poverty by creating 11 million jobs by 2030.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, Sri Lanka’s new law to nationalize "under utilized" private firms came into effect. Opposition and press said it could shatter investor confidence and push the country into authoritarian rule.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)
2011        Nov 11, Swaziland said it will delay paying salaries to civil servants by up to two weeks, as the kingdom's financial crisis deepens.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, In Syria at least 14 people were killed in violence, most of them in the restive city of Homs, as Human Rights Watch accused the regime of crimes against humanity.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, Ugandan police arrested George Kiberu (35), a taxi dispatcher, for “abusing the presidency" after he built a pigsty out of old election posters featuring images of Pres. Yoweri Museveni.
    (SSFC, 11/13/11, p.A6)
2011        Nov 11, The UN atomic agency (IAEA) shared satellite images, letters and diagrams with 35 nations as it sought to underpin its case that Iran apparently worked secretly on developing a nuclear weapon.
    (AP, 11/11/11)
2011        Nov 11, In Yemen forces loyal to President Abdullah Saleh shelled the country's second largest city Taez, killing 15 people, among them two women and a child.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)(AP, 11/12/11)
2011        Nov 11, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and PM Morgan Tsvangirai called for peace in the wake of attacks on the premier's party, as tensions rise with expectations for elections next year.
    (AFP, 11/11/11)

2012        Nov 11, In Afghanistan a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform shot and killed a member of the US-led coalition forces in Helmand province. 11 Afghan civilians were killed by land mines in explosions in the east and south.
    (AP, 11/11/12)
2012        Nov 11, Afghan forces of killed at least four Pakistani civilians in a cross-border shelling attack. Pakistani intelligence officials and a local resident put the death toll at five, four men and a child.
    (AP, 11/12/12)
2012        Nov 11, In Belize Gregory Viant Faull, an expatriot American from Florida, was found shot dead at his beach front home in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye. Police said John McAfee (67), founder of the McAfee anti-virus software, was a person of interst in the case.
    (SFC, 11/13/12, p.A1)
2012        Nov 11, Ireland's PM Enda Kenny laid a wreath in Enniskillen to honor fallen soldiers at a British Remembrance Day service for the first time, the latest gesture of reconciliation between historic foes. Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore became the first Irish minister to attend a Remembrance Day service at Belfast City Hall, laying a wreath at the city's cenotaph.
    (AP, 11/11/12)
2012        Nov 11, Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian man, as militants bombarded the Jewish state with rockets and mortars in a fierce second day of fighting.
    (AP, 11/11/12)
2012        Nov 11, Israel was drawn into the Syrian civil war for the first time, firing warning shots into the neighboring country after a stray mortar shell from across the border hit an Israeli military post in the Golan Heights. Syrian army forces backed by helicopter gunships and artillery attacked a border area with Turkey after rebels captured the Ras al-Ayn crossing point.
    (AP, 11/11/12)
2012        Nov 11, A Jordanian criminal court sentenced the kingdom's ex-intelligence chief to 13 years and three months in prison for embezzlement of public funds, money laundering and abuse of office. The court also demanded in court that Mohammed al-Dahabi pay 21 million Jordanian dinars ($29.6 million) in fines to the state and return money he allegedly laundered and embezzled during his 2005-2008 tenure.
    (AP, 11/11/12)
2012        Nov 11, In southern Lebanon shooting between Sunni and Shiite Muslim gunmen killed three people and wounded at least five in the port city of Sidon.
    (AP, 11/11/12)
2012        Nov 11, West African nations (ECOWAS) agreed to send some 3,000 troops to help Mali wrest back control of its northern half, which was seized by al-Qaida-linked fighters more than six months ago.
    (AP, 11/12/12)
2012        Nov 11, Northern Myanmar was struck by a magnitude-6.8 earthquake, collapsing a bridge and a gold mine, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and leaving as many as 12 people feared dead.
    (AP, 11/11/12)
2012        Nov 11, Royal Dutch Shell PLC said it has shut down a pipeline in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta after finding leaks it blamed on oil thieves.
    (AP, 11/11/12)
 2012        Nov 11, In Qatar Syrian anti-government groups struck a deal under intense international pressure to form a new 63-member opposition leadership. The delegates elected Islamic preacher Maath al-Khatib president of the new coalition. Leading opposition figures Riad Seif and Suheir Atassi were elected vice presidents. The new leadership will be called the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces.
    (AP, 11/11/12)(Econ, 11/17/12, p.47)
2012        Nov 11, Slovenians voted for a president, hoping whoever wins will boost the prospects of the small, economically struggling country. Competing were incumbent President Danilo Turk (60), former PM Borut Pahor (49) and ruling center-right coalition candidate, Milan Zver (50). No candidate appeared to win an outright majority and a runoff was expected next month between Turk and Pahor.
    (AP, 11/11/12)(AP, 11/12/12)
2012        Nov 11, In South Africa thieves posing as eager art students with their teacher stole more than $2 million worth of paintings from the Pretoria Art Museum in a daring armed robbery. On Nov 13 police officers found four of the missing five pieces of art in a private cemetery in Port Elizabeth, hundreds of miles away from where they had been stolen.
    (AP, 11/12/12)(AP, 11/13/12)

2013        Nov 11, In Pennsylvania Troy LaFerrara was stabbed to death. His body was found the next day in an alley in Sunbury. He had responded to an online ad for companionship in exchange for money and was stabbed to death a day earlier. On Dec 6 Elytte Barbour (22) and wife Miranda (18) were arrested. The couple, married for three weeks, said they had wanted to kill someone together. On Sep 18, 2014, the Barbours were sentenced to life in prison.
    (SSFC, 12/8/13, p.A12)(SFC, 9/19/14, p.A6)
2013        Nov 11, In Texas 3 people were killed when their single-engine plane crashed into a lakebed near Amarillo.
    (SFC, 11/12/13, p.A4)
2013        Nov 11, Drugs group Shire, based in Scotland, said that it has agreed to buy US-based rare disease specialist ViroPharma for about $4.2 billion (3.1 billion euros) in cash.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Britain said it has revived diplomatic relations with Iran and appointed a non-resident charge d'affaires, two years after an angry mob ransacked the British embassy in Tehran. Iran appointed a new charge d'affaires to Britain to revive diplomatic ties.
    (Reuters, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Struggling low-cost British airline Flybe said it plans to axe another 500 jobs as it pursues a round of cost-cutting measures.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Cambodian police arrested Russian real estate tycoon Sergei Polonsky (40) for the second time this year and said they planned to extradite him at Moscow's request to face embezzlement charges there.
    (Reuters, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, The International Court of Justice said a 1962 ruling by its judges gave Cambodia sovereignty over the Preah Vihear promontory and Thailand is now obligated to withdraw any military or police forces stationed there. Cambodia thus held sovereignty over a 1,000-year-old Khmer temple on the disputed promontory.
    (AP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, The EU and United States began a second round of talks on the world's largest free-trade accord despite damaging revelations of US spying on its allies.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, The European Space Agency says one of its research satellites re-entered the Earth's atmosphere early today on an orbit that passed over Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. The Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) was launched in 2009. Most of the 2,425 lb satellite disintegrated, but about 25% slammed into the Atlantic Ocean a few hundred miles from the Falkland Islands.
    (AP, 11/11/13)(SFC, 11/12/13, p.A2)
2013        Nov 11, French authorities filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
    (AP, 12/3/13)
2013        Nov 11, Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog agreed on a "roadmap for cooperation" over Tehran's controversial atomic drive, as the US accused Iran of scuttling efforts to end the deadlock.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, In Iraq attacks north of Baghdad killed 5 people. Police found two corpses bearing signs of torture, a scene reminiscent of the country's all-out sectarian war. Gunmen seized a power plant in Anbar province, handcuffed the guards and bombed the facility, leaving the surrounding town of Kubaisa without electricity. In Fallujah police shot dead 2 militants wearing suicide vests, including one who was driving a vehicle rigged with explosives, at the entrance to a police station.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Liberian officials said their Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested the head of the presidential motorcade over the weekend for allegedly using an official vehicle to smuggle 297 kg (654 pounds) of marijuana into Liberia from neighboring Sierra Leone.
    (AP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Mexican officials said authorities have detained a former US soldier (32) accused of leading a gang of kidnappers in northern Mexico. He carried two identities -- Luis Ricardo Gonzalez Garcia and Javier Aguirre Cardenas, and was accused of ordering the September 25 kidnapping of Jorge Luis Martinez Martinez, the 70-year-old father of the mayor of the town of Zuazua.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Morocco unveiled details of an "exceptional operation" to give official papers to some of its 25,000-40,000 illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom hope to reach Europe.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Hamas marine forces in Gaza foiled an attempt by residents to smuggle a car from Egypt, signaling a new area of illicit trade as the Egyptian army cracks down on border tunnels.
    (Reuters, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Authorities in the Philippines said at least 9.7 million people in 41 provinces were affected by Typhoon Haiyan, aka Typhoon Yolanda. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said "we pray" that the death toll is less than 10,000.
    (AP, 11/11/13)(Econ, 11/23/13, p.46)
2013        Nov 11, In Poland thousands of delegates from nations and environment organizations from around the world opened two weeks of United Nations climate talks meant to lay the groundwork for a new pact to fight global warming.
    (AP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Violence marred Polish independence day as ultra-nationalist rioters went on the rampage outside the Russian embassy in Warsaw, igniting a diplomatic row with Moscow.
    (AFP, 11/12/13)
2013        Nov 11, A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
    (AP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Senegalese police detained five women accused of violating the country's anti-gay law, highlighting increased pressure on suspected lesbians in the deeply conservative West African nation. The five women were soon charged under the country's anti-gay law that imposes prison sentences of up to five years for homosexual acts.
    (AP, 11/12/13)(AP, 11/14/13)
2013        Nov 11, In South Africa 29 people died and several others were injured after a bus collided with a truck in eastern Mpumalanga province.
    (Reuters, 11/12/13)
2013        Nov 11, In Spain cartons, plastic bottles and other litter piled up in the streets of Madrid as an open-ended strike by street-sweepers against layoffs and pay cuts entered the seventh day.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, Syria's main opposition grouping said it was willing to attend peace talks on the condition that President Bashar al-Assad transfer power and be excluded from any transition process. 5 children were killed and 27 people wounded when mortar rounds hit a school in Damascus.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, In Tunisia a man (32) from a poor neighbourhood of Tunis set himself on fire outside a government building and was rushed to a specialist medical clinic. The man was reportedly a victim of deprived social circumstances, suffered psychological problems, and had tried to kill himself late last month by leaping from an electricity pylon.
    (AFP, 11/11/13)
2013        Nov 11, In Vietnam a weakened Typhoon Haiyan landed in the northern province of Quang Ninh. Some 14 people were killed, but all of them during the course of storm preparations.
    (http://tinyurl.com/q5f34kr)(Econ, 11/16/13, p.44)

2014        Nov 11, In Afghanistan two senior officials of an Afghan bank that collapsed in 2010 beneath almost $1 billion in debt were sentenced in a Kabul court to 15 years prison each for embezzlement and fraud. The court also ordered the assets of Mahmood Karzai and Hasin Fahim, brothers respectively of the former president and deputy president, along with 17 other defendants, frozen until their debts are repaid.
    (AP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, The armed forces of Azerbaijan shot down and destroyed an Armenian military helicopter in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Azerbaijan said its forces shot down the Russian-made Mi-24 helicopter gunship after it tried to attack its positions.
    (AP, 11/12/14)
2014        Nov 11, China’s Pres. Xi Jinping said an Asia-Pacific summit has endorsed a Beijing-backed route towards a vast free trade area in the region.
    (AFP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, Greek police said a man (48) was arrested in Karyes, administrative center of Mount Athos, the 1,000-year-old Greek Orthodox monastic community. The former accountant of an eastern Athens municipality was convicted in absentia in 2011 of involvement in embezzling 9 million euros, fraud and forgery. He had passed himself off as a novice monk for the last eight years.
    (AP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian (21) during clashes in the occupied West Bank.
    (Reuters, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, In northern Italy the regions of Tuscany, Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna were all badly affected by torrential rain and flooding. An elderly couple was believed to be buried under a mudslide.
    (Reuters, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev, who has completed a tour seeking help from neighboring countries, said that he obtained a preliminary agreement for gas-rich Turkmenistan to supply up to 1 billion kilowatt hours annually. Kazakhstan last week agreed to provide 1.4 billion kilowatt hours per year, around one-fifth of Kyrgyzstan's average consumption.
    (AP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, In northwest Pakistan a US drone strike reportedly killed 6 suspected militants in North Waziristan. Dr. ‎Sarbaland, also called Abu Khalid, and Major Sheikh Adil Abdul Qadus, a former Pakistani army major, were killed in the strike. Sarbaland's two young sons were also killed.
    (AP, 11/11/14)(SFC, 11/12/14, p.A2)(Reuters, 11/21/14)
2014        Nov 11, In southern Pakistan a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck on a highway killed 58 people.
    (AP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, In Poland police in Warsaw used water cannon to push back several hundred masked men who broke away from a far-right march and threw stones and flares at lines of riot police. Nationalist groups march through Warsaw each year to mark the anniversary of independence, but for the fourth year in a row the procession turned violent.
    (Reuters, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, Sierra Leone said it was holding a journalist at the Pademba Road prison, built for 324 inmates but currently houses around 1,200, because he had accused the government of provoking the kind of unrest seen in Burkina Faso through mismanagement of the Ebola crisis. David Tam Baryoh was arrested a week ago on the orders of President Ernest Bai Koroma.
    (AP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, In South Africa a parliamentary committee released the findings of its investigation in the upgrades of Pres. Zuma’s personal home which cleared the president.
    (AP, 11/12/14)
2014        Nov 11, In South Korea the captain of the Sewol ferry that capsized in April killing 304 passengers was jailed for 36 years after a court found him guilty of negligence, but was acquitted of homicide. The court convicted the ship's chief engineer of homicide for not aiding two injured fellow crew members and sentenced him to 30 years in prison. 13 surviving crew members of the ferry were found guilty of various charges, including negligence, and handed down prison terms ranging from five to 20 years.
    (Reuters, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, In Spain Artur Mas, the head of Catalonia's regional government, proposed that PM Mariano Rajoy establish a permanent dialogue over Catalan independence and raft of measures to boost its economy.
    (Reuters, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, Spain’s police targeted more than 30 suspects across the country in raids on an alleged bribery racket implicating public officials.
    (AFP, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, Syrian Kurds backed by fighters from northern Iraq gained ground towards breaking the siege of the Syrian border town of Kobani but are drawing heavy fire from Islamic State insurgents and have yet to win back control.
    (Reuters, 11/11/14)
2014        Nov 11, Thai police banned a British journalist's book about politics in Thailand for "defaming" the monarchy, in a country with one of the world's strictest lese majeste laws. The sale and distribution of "A Kingdom in Crisis" by freelance journalist and author Andrew MacGregor Marshall, formerly based in Bangkok, was banned in Thailand a month after it was published by London-based Zed Books.
    (AFP, 11/13/14)
2014        Nov 11, In eastern Ukraine Heavy shelling resumed around the pro-Russian separatist stronghold of Donetsk.
    (Reuters, 11/11/14)

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