Today In History, November 11th

1851 – The telescope was patented by Alvan Clark.

1918 – World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed an armistice. This day became recognized as Veteran’s Day in the United States. (Image: ReMax Capital Properties)

1918 – Poland was re-established shortly after the surrender of Germany.

1920 – The body of an unknown British soldier was buried in Westminster Abbey. The service was recorded with the first electronic recording process developed by Lionel Guest and H.O. Merriman.

1921 – The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding.

1940 – The Jeep made its debut.

1952 – The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, California.

1989 – In Germany, Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker entertained Germans who were celebrating the newly tumbled Berlin Wall.

1992 – The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.

1993 – In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial was dedicated to honour the more than 11,000 women who had served in the Vietnam War.

1998 – Jay Cochrane set a record for the longest blindfolded skywalk. He walked on a tightrope between the towers of the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, NV. The towers are 600 feet apart.

(Source: On-This-Day)

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