The Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower. It would provide the basis for all governments of the American colonies.
Former slave Nat Turner was executed.
Washington became the 42nd state.
The Allies and Germany signed an armistice ending World War I.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery.
Rhodesia proclaimed its independence from Britain.
The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, died in Paris. Mahmoud Abbas was elected to take his place.