On this day: November 11

Published On: Oct 28 2013 05:19:11 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 11 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact, an armistice ends the fighting in World War I, the Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated, and Yasser Arafat dies, all on this day.

OTD November 11 - Yasser Arafat
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Hans Jørn Storgaard Andersen via Wikimedia Commons

2004: Eight days after lapsing into a coma, Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat dies at age 75 in a military hospital in a Paris suburb from what French doctors called a massive hemorrhagic stroke. French doctors also said that Arafat suffered from a blood condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation, although it is inconclusive what brought about the condition. Mahmoud Abbas was elected chairman of the PLO minutes after Arafat's death was officially announced.

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