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This Day in History: Nov 11

Date Created: 1921-11-12 Copyright Notice: Other Folder Description: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Folder Extended Description: Arlington Title: SOLDIER UNKNOWN Subject: SOLDIER UNKNOWN
Date Created: 1921-11-12 Copyright Notice: Other Folder Description: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Folder Extended Description: Arlington Title: SOLDIER UNKNOWN Subject: SOLDIER UNKNOWN (Check with Baltimore Sun Photo)

In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.

1620: 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”

1889: Washington became the 42nd state.

1918: Fighting in World War I came to an end with the signing of an armistice between the Allies and Germany. 

1942: During World War II, Germany completed its occupation of France.

1966: Gemini 12 blasted off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. aboard.

1972: The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.

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