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  1. No violent crimes were reported in New York City on November 28, 2012, possibly for the first time ever. Not a single person was murdered, shot, slashed, or stabbed until 11:20 am the next day. Officials couldn’t remember it ever happening before.

  2. According to the Monsters Inc DVD commentary track, the sushi restaurant was originally blown up by the CDA. After the events of September 11, Pixar changed the scene to show the restaurant covered in a plasma dome. They managed to pull this off in time for the November 2 release date.

  3. The Memorial hall of the Canadian War Museum was designed in such a way that sunlight will only frame the original headstone of the unknown soldier once each year on the 11th of November at 11:00 am

  4. On November 11, 1918 on the last day of WW1 , General Pershing sent American troops to fight the Germans to “teach them a lesson” even though he knew an armistice was signed. Over 3,000 Americans were killed, wounded , or captured.

  5. For five hours and 29 minutes Mercury will be visible crossing the sun on November 11, 2019. It will be one of 14 such transits in the 21st century – the last one occurred in 2016

  6. The last transit of Mercury until 2032 occurs on 11 November 2019. The tiny black disc of Mercury, just 10 arc seconds across, will take about five and a half hours to pass across the Sun

  7. It took the Secret Service four days to realize that bullets had struck the White House on November 11, 2011

  8. The last official declaration of jihad by a caliph was on November 11, 1914, when the Ottoman Empire entered World War 1.

  9. On September 25, 2000, NBA player Paul Pierce was stabbed 11 times in the face, neck, and back and had a bottle smashed over his head. On November 1st, Pierce played the season opener scoring 28 points and went on to play in every game that season.

  10. The first national flag design with 11 stars was in use from July 2nd, 1861 until November 28th, 1861.

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Graph created by 11-year old me displaying the number of times I had punched you, the reader, in the month of November 2011

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Visualizing where the whistleblower's name is being posted on Reddit between October 11, 2019 and November 15 2019

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11 November is Chinese Singles Day, which evolves from a day to give yourself a nice present into a commercial holiday with billions in sale

Martin Scorsese has a phobia of the number 11. He is extremely superstitious and won"t travel on the 11th of November or book hotel rooms on the 11th floor.

The last American killed during WW1 was Henry Gunther. WW1 officially ended with the signing of the armistice on November 11th at 11:00am. Henry Gunther was killed charging towards a German machine gun nest at 10:59am. German soldiers were shouting at Gunther to turn around and go back.

The Royal Canadian Legion stipulates that the poppy should be worn on the left, close to the heart. It should be worn from the last day of October until November 11th, at 11:00am. The Legion suggests it should then be placed at a cenotaph as opposed to being thrown away.

Singer Bing Crosby was instrumental in the development of the video tape recorder, with Bing Crosby Enterprises giving the first ever demonstration of videotape recording on November 11, 1951.

Mating and calving takes place from November to March. Female gives birth every 3rd year. Pregnancy lasts 11 months and ends with one baby. Baby whale is 20 feet long and weighs 2 to 3 tons at birth. It depends on the mother's milk 6 to 7 months. Young whales reach sexual maturity at the age of 6 to 12 years.

Liliuokalani died in Honolulu on November 11, 1917 at the age of seventy-nine of natural causes. Her body was interred in the Royal Mausoleum of Mauna "Ala in Honolulu.

Remembrance Day is usually marked with a moment or two of silence at 11:00am, on November 11th.

Attempts by the Japanese to reinforce their land forces in the Philippines led to the Battle of Ormoc Bay (November 11-21, 1944), which was another decisive American victory.

In 1968, Veterans Day was originally changed to the fourth Monday in October by President LBJ. It was changed back to November 11 in 1975 by President Gerald Ford.

The allies fired the last artillery shell of WWI at exactly 10:57:30 AM on November 11, 1918, timed to land in the Verdun area just before the scheduled armistice at 11AM. Also, the very last casualty of the war occurred just 60 seconds before 11AM.

About the Akshardham Temple, which is the Largest Hindu temple in the world. The temple was built in 5 years by 11,000 artisans without structural steel and was opened on 6 November 2005.

Komodo Island became one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature on November 11, 2011.

Iguazu Falls was declared one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature on November 11, 2011. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On November 11, 1572 he noted a very bright star that suddenly appeared in Cassiopeia.

Mott died of pneumonia on November 11, 1880 at her home in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.

During a cricket match between South Africa & Australia, South Africa needed exactly 111 runs to win at 11:11 am on November the 11th, 2011.

Nat Turner was tried and convicted of "conspiring to rebel and making insurrection" only six days after he was captured. He was subsequently hanged from a tree on November 11, 1831.

The Armistice was actually signed at 5:00am on November 11th, 1918, but according to the terms peace was not to be reached until 11:00am that day.

To coincide with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a six-part comic book series was created and debuted on November 11, 2009.

The current whereabouts of famed 1980s porn star Lisa De Leeuw are unknown. One publication claimed she died of complications from AIDS on 11 November 1993 but due to the underground nature of the adult industry at the time she was active, her true identity and current status are not verifiable

The temporary Wartime Prohibition Act, which had been intended to save grain for the war effort, was passed after the armistice ending World War I was signed on November 11, 1918

Transits of Mercury occur in May or November. The last four transits occurred on November 15, 1999; May 7, 2003; November 8, 2006; and May 9, 2016. The next will occur on November 11, 2019, and then on November 13, 2032.

The Anthem Veterans Memorial casts a brilliant solar spotlight at exactly 11:11 am on 11th November, every year. This day coincides with the Armistice Day of WW1, when the war-ending armistice was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”, in 1918.

The Armistice Day Blizzard took place in Wisconsin on November 11, 1940, and killed 145 people.

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Combined map: the 87 countries that have or had women elected as heads of state or government, as of 11 November 2019.