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Selected anniversaries for the "On this day" section of the Main Page
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November 11: Independence Day in Angola (1975) and Poland (1918); Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations; Veterans Day in the United States

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Removed: Release of Elder Scrolls (Skyrim) 2011 Not relevant. If you wanted to add this, you would have to list all the games and movies coming out on 11/11/11

- Rthmn3021 (talk) 07:41, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

I agree. It shouldn't be there. Including it means we must also include other things like the PS3's release, or the release of music singles and albums that came out on November 11th. Such things are certainly not historically defining events. Either they have their own section or be excluded altogether. --Djsujitsu (talk) 03:21, 5 December 2015 (UTC)


Could not be confirmed at this date. --mav 06:16, 11 Nov 2003 (UTC)~


So what? What is so special about this particular concert? --mav 07:59, 16 Nov 2003 (UTC)


Clear doubts if this is the date of the treaty between France and the Netherlands, see Talk:Saint_Martin -- Emvee 28 June 2005 20:49 (UTC)

"Eleven Day"[edit]

1111 - the famous "Eleven Day" was held in various countries in Europe. Is this true? I can't seem to find any references to it anywhere else. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 02:29, 11 November 2005

In Germany it's the traditional day for the "Elferrat" (Council of Eleven) to meet in most towns — a volunteer committee of eleven gentlemen who plan and organize the tomfoolery, er, events for the next Fasching or Karneval, just before Lent begins. They meet on November 11 at 11:11 a.m., wearing fool's caps as their official headgear. See Carnival#Germany.2C_Switzerland_and_Austria. If you can read German, also see de:Elferrat. It supposedly was started in 1823. —QuicksilverT @ 07:33, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
For the honour of this date, I have translated the German article into the article Elferrat, because I fortunately have a fairly good knowledge of German. JIP | Talk 19:26, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

about anniversaries[edit]

In Latvia anniversary of liberation of Riga is celebreated. It refers to latvian freedom fights in 1919. Shouldn`t that be mentioned somewhere ?


PS3 is released in japan current event?

Robert Musil[edit]

According to the articles in English and German Wikipedias Robert Musil was born on 6th November, not 11th. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:24, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Norton Fitzwarren[edit]

I see that my addition of the Norton Fitzwarren rail crash (1890) has been removed. Of course, it didn't happen in America, did it, and it's _obviously_ less important than an American war memorial or an American college fraternity or the weather being a bit cold in America. What the heck. My decision to leave this godforsaken site was the right one, and this is _definitely_ the last posting I'll make here. Nothing personal to the admin involved, you're just enforcing the hyper-anal rules. Goodbye. Tevildo (talk) 23:06, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

This event does not seem to rise to the level of global notability necessary for inclusion. It wouldn't be notable if it happened in the United States or anywhere else. An event that occurred 118 years ago, resulted in a small number of fatalities, and had little impact on the world, doesn't seem like it would be something that can be considered notable in the long term. It is a relatively minor accident that occurred at a time when rail accidents were relatively commonplace. I am sorry that you have decided to abandon your efforts here, but we all have to deal with having our work unceremoniously hacked to pieces. Just part of the project. And the hyper-anal rules that you refer to are always subject to change if editors like you make a compelling argument against them. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 23:27, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
I apologize for the tone of my previous message - and for logging-on again, despite promising to myself not to. I must admit that I hadn't read the criteria at WP:DOY; perhaps a more prominent link to this on the relevant article talk pages would be an idea? I therefore accept that I shouldn't have added the entry. Reading the criteria, I don't see how the entries for 1930 (non-notable invention - certainly less notable than chewing gum, which is specifically excluded), 2001 (non-notable deaths in wartime) and the 2004 death of Arafat (non-assassination) can be held to meet them. There doesn't seem to be an exception for executions (rather than assassinations) in the "Deaths" section, which would suggest that the entries for 1724, 1831, 1880, and 1887 should go. According to its article, Operation Commando Hunt began on the 15th, not the 11th, and I don't see why it, and the Atlantis incident of 1940, are sufficiently significant in their own right to escape the "every significant battle in a war" exclusion. However, this list probably only goes to show why my approach to this, and other similar issues, make me an unsuitable Wikipedia editor. I don't grok the rules; those people who do are the ones to continue the project. Tevildo (talk) 00:48, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
I'll be the first to point out that there are a lot of items listed that do not belong, but the newest entries get noticed first. There aren't many editors who check facts and remove non-notable items from these lists, but we do what we can. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 01:45, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Martin of tours[edit]

it says that he died on this day but thats wrong, he was buried on st martins day99.149.127.22 (talk) 22:05, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Intro of these date articles[edit]

We have to be consistant here. September 11 is mentioned in the intro due to obvious reasons. Wallie (talk) 12:36, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

'We' are being consistent: you, on the other hand, have picked some random historic events, made some entirely unsourced and suspect claims about the date being best-known for that event, and have placed these claims as being among the very first things that the reader should associate with said date. --CalendarWatcher (talk) 13:17, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Black Sabbath Reunion[edit]

This is fact! You should add it!

11.11.11 Official Black Sabbath reunion with Ozzy after 33 years of separation, they are back with new album in 2012. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:40, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Mayflower Compact[edit]

Why is the Mayflower Compact listed on this page when November 11 is the Julian calendar (old style) date of the event? We don't list the birthday of Abigail Adams on this page, which is also an event occurring on 11/11 (old style). Seems inconsistent to me. Krychek (talk) 20:16, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

The document was signed under the Old Style Julian calendar, since England did not adopt the Gregorian calendar until 1752. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 22:48, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
I understand that. Similarly, Abigail Adams' birth certificate was signed under the Old Style calendar. Yet for some reason, we treat her birthday as its Gregorian equivalent, while the Mayflower Compact's Julian date is left as-is. Inconsistent. Krychek (talk) 21:38, 30 October 2013 (UTC)