Today November 11, China celebrates ‘Singles Day’ – literally translated as “bare sticks holiday”, a hallmark holiday for people living the single life. In recognition of the day, young singles organize parties and Karaoke to meet new friends, an occasion for single people to party with single friends.
1851: The telescope was patented by Alvan Clark of Cambridge, Massachusetts
1940: The jeep made its debut
1994: “The Santa Clause” movie was released in movie theatres.
1975: Angola gains independence from Portugal
1952: The 1st video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin and Wayne Johnson
1889: Washington became the 42nd state of the United States.
1918: At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives.