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Signatories of the armistice ending World War I
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1675 – German polymath employed Gottfried Leibniz integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of the function .
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1813 – War of 1812: A British–Canadian force repelled an American attack in the , forcing the latter to give up their attempt to capture Battle of Crysler's Farm Montreal.
1839 – The , currently the oldest state Virginia Military Institute military college in the United States, was founded.
1880 – Australian bank robber and bushranger was hanged in Ned Kelly Melbourne.
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1889 – , named in honor of Washington the first U.S. president, was admitted to the United States as the 42nd state.
1926 – , the "Main Street of America" running from Chicago to Los Angeles, was established.
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1942 – World War II: The Allies defeated the Axis at the , Egypt, turning the tide in the Second Battle of El Alamein North African Campaign by ending Axis hopes of taking control of the Suez Canal and thus gaining access east to the Middle Eastern oil fields.
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1500 – During the , Italian War of 1499–1504 and Louis XII of France signed a secret treaty to divide the Ferdinand II of Aragon Mezzogiorno between themselves.
1620 – The , the first governing document of the Mayflower Compact Plymouth Colony, was signed by 41 of the Mayflower 's passengers while the ship was anchored in what is now Provincetown Harbor.
1805 – War of the Third Coalition: French, Austrian and Russian units all suffered heavy losses in the . Battle of Dürenstein
1918 – The between the armistice German Empire and the Allies was signed in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne of France.
1920 – was buried in The Unknown Warrior Westminster Abbey, London, beginning the modern trend of establishing Tomb of the Unknown Soldier memorials across the world.
1926 – The plan for the was approved by the United States Numbered Highway System American Association of State Highway Officials.
1934 – The , a memorial to all Shrine of Remembrance Australians who have served in war, opened in Melbourne.
1940 – World War II: The captured top secret documents from German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis SS that later influenced Japan's decision to enter the war. Automedon
1940 – Second World War: The Royal Navy launched the first all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in history against the Italians in the . Battle of Taranto
1965 – Rhodesia, led by Prime Minister Ian Smith, from the United Kingdom. unilaterally declared independence
1975 – During , Governor-General a constitutional crisis in Australia John Kerr dismissed the government of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and dissolved Parliament for a double dissolution election. Born/died: (d. 405) Arsacius of Tarsus · (b. 1821) Fyodor Dostoevsky · (b. 1867) Shrimad Rajchandra · (b. 1872) David I. Walsh · (b. 1974) Leonardo DiCaprio · (d. 1988) Charles Groves Wright Anderson
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