Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 11

This is a list of selected November 11 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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Independence Day in Poland (1918) and Angola (1975) Poland: unreferenced section, expansion; Angola: refimprove section
St. Martin's Day in various Europe nations; refimprove section
1500 – During the Italian Wars of 1499–1504, Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon signed a secret treaty to divide the Mezzogiorno between themselves. no citation for this fact
1675 – German polymath Gottfried Leibniz employed integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of the function y = f(x). refimprove sections
1839 – The Virginia Military Institute, currently the oldest state military college in the United States, was founded. refimprove section
1880 – Australian bank robber and bushranger Ned Kelly was hanged in Melbourne. refimprove section, Featured on June 28
1889Washington, named in honor of the first U.S. president, was admitted to the United States as the 42nd state. too many images, expansion, refimprove section
1926Route 66, the "Main Street of America" running from Chicago to Los Angeles, was established. refimprove section
1940World War II: The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis captured top-secret documents from SS Automedon that later influenced Japan's decision to enter the war. missing citations
1942World War II: The Allies defeated the Axis at the Second Battle of El Alamein, Egypt, turning the tide in the 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. refimprove section
Jeanne Demessieux |d|1968 lead too short, unreferenced sections

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November 11: Armistice Day; Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations; Singles' Day in China; Veterans Day in the United States

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