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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

Free Slurpee Day in the US occurs on July 11th or 7/11 (using the US-date format), while in Australia it's celebrated on November 7th or 7/11 (using the European date format)

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  1. The first official observance of Armistice Day took place on November 11th, 1919 at Buckingham Palace in London, England.

  2. The Arc de Triomphe has a memorial flame that has been burning non-stop since November 11th, 1923.

  3. In 1954 the United States changed the name of Armistice Day (November 11th) to Veterans Day.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran from Alabama, came up with the idea in 1945 to honor all veterans on November 11th, not just the ones who had lost their lives in World War I.

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

  9. The Women's Memorial was designed by Glenna Goodacre and dedicated on November 11th, 1993. It honors the women who served in the Vietnam War, most of them nurses.

  10. Veterans Day, celebrated on November 11th, is both a state and federal holiday in the United States.

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Forget-me-not is worn traditionally during the celebration of Remembrance Day (November 11th) in Labrador and Newfoundland, in remembrance to people died during the WWI. Main goal of National Forget-Me-Not Day, celebrated on November 10th, is to remember and solidify bonds with friends and family members that live away from us.

World War I formally ended on November 11th, at the 11th hour. It is also the 11th month.

In 1921, on November 11th, an American soldier was buried at Arlington Cemetery. His identity was unknown and as such, his gravesite is called the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On November 11th a wreath is laid on the grave during a ceremony. It is laid by the president or by a high-ranking member of the government.

Armistice was signed on November 11th 1918 but the official end of World War I did not take place until the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th, 1919.

In 1971, Veterans Day was moved to be the fourth Monday in October. In 1978 it went back to being November 11th.

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.

An unidentified U.S. soldier was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., on November 11th, 1921. This is known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Unidentified soldiers were also buried that day in London at Westminster Abbey, and in Paris at the Arc de Triomphe.

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.

Parents named their child Dovahkiin when it was born on November 11th 2011 and won Bethesda games for life.

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.

Between 1971 and 1977, Veterans Day was celebrated on October 25th instead of November 11th. It was only changed due to the confusion that ensued.

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On November 11th 1999, Mark Kay Burgman, the voice actress for most of the female South Park characters, Snow white and 400 commercials committed suicide.

WW1 ended at 11 a.m, on November the 11th 1918, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

From 1971 to 1974, Veterans Day in the United States was observed on the Fourth Monday in October, rather than November 11th.

In China November 11th (11/11) is celebrated as Singles Day - proud of being single - opposite of valentines day

The months September, October, November, and December have prefixes for 7,8,9, and 10, but are the 9th,10th,11th, and 12th months, respectively

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