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This day in history

Today is Friday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2016. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada.

Today’s birthdays: Jazz singer-musician Mose Allison is 89. Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, is 76. Singer/songwriter Chris Smither is 72. The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is 71. Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller is 65. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 63. Rock singer Dave Alvin is 61. Actor Stanley Tucci is 56. Actress Demi Moore is 54. Actress Calista Flockhart is 52. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 42.

In 1620, 41 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a ‘‘body politick.’’


In 1831, former slave Nat Turner, who’d led a violent insurrection, was executed in Jerusalem, Va.

In 1916, ‘‘Mountain Interval,’’ a collection of Robert Frost poems, including ‘‘The Road Not Taken,’’ was published.

In 1918, fighting in World War I ended as the Allies and Germany signed an armistice in the Forest of Compiegne.

In 1921, the remains of an unidentified American service member were interred in a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

In 1966, Gemini 12 blasted off with James Lovell and Edwin ‘‘Buzz’’ Aldrin Jr. aboard, the last flight of the Gemini program.

In 1972, the Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of direct US military involvement in the Vietnam War.

Last year, the world’s two biggest beer makers, AB InBev and SABMiller, said they would join forces in a $107 billion deal.