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Today in History: October 11th

November 11


~ Births:

1821: Fyodor Dostoyevsky –

The second of seven children, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow, Russia.  He went on to become a prominent author of novels, short stories, and essays.

His most famous works were his novels: Crime and Punishment, which was published in 1866; The Idiot, which was published in 1869; and The Brothers Karmazov, which was published in 1880.


~ Deaths:

– 2010: Baby Marie Osborne – 

Born in Denver, Colorado in 1911, Baby Marie Osborne, usually just called Baby Marie, was the first major child star in American silent films.

Baby Marie made her debut in 1914, at the age of three, in Kidnapped in New York and went on to star in a total of 29 films in a 6 year period.  Fifteen years later, Baby Marie returned to film and over the next 16 years she worked as a film extra and stand-in.  She later went on to work as a costumer on such movies as Cleopatra and The Godfather: Part III.  She eventually retired in 1977 at the age of 66.

On November 11, 2010, Baby Marie Osborne died six days after her birthday at the age of 99.


~ Events:

– 1918: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies –

black and white photograph of five men in military uniforms standing side-to-side in front of a railcar. Four men are disembarking behind them.

On November 11, 1918, a treaty of agreement was signed which ended the fighting of World War I.

The armistice was signed in a railway carriage and marked a victory for the Allies and defeat for Germany.


~ Holidays:

Veterans Day –

Veterans Day

Formerly known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day is a holiday which honors military veterans.

Many people have the day off from school or work on Veterans Day because it is a federal holiday.  The day is usually celebrated by having a ravioli meal, the meal that President Woodrow Wilson provided 2,000 soldiers after their return from war, knowing that the soldiers would want a home cooked meal.


*Note: The pictures were taken from Google Images.  Click on the links to find out more info and to see my sources.*


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4 responses »

  1. I never knew about the ravioli dinner part of veteran’s day.

  2. Love reading stuff like this, thanks for posting!


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