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 U.S. state.
The Allies and Germany signed an armistice ending World War I.
The Tomb of the Unkown Soldier was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery in the United States.
MarathonMum was born in Morristown, N.J., U.S.A. (Other famous people born today: Feodor Dostoyevsky , General George Patton , Kurt Vonnegut Jr.  and Leonardo DeCaprio ).
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.