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HISTORY: On this day November 11-17, 2018 (week 46) infographic

On this day November 11-17, 2018

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November 11-17, 2018 -- Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the end of World War I, the Cirque Napoleon in Paris, state sponsored doping in Russia, the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the sale of Salvator Mundi attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, Benazir Bhutto and the computer mouse.

November 11, 1918: The armistice was signed at 11am, ending the First World War. The conflict claimed the lives of around 10 million soldiers and almost as many civilians

November 12, 1859: Jules Leotard performed the world’s first flying trapeze act at the Cirque Napoleon in Paris. The body-hugging costume he wore was later named after him

November 13, 2015: Russia was suspended from all international athletics competition after an independent report alleged that “state-sponsored doping” had taken place for years

November 14, 2017: Australians voted to legalise same-sex marriage, with over 60% in favour. Within a month of the vote parliament passed legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed

November 15, 2017: Salvator Mundi, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, sold at auction in New York for $450.3 million, a new record for the sale of any original work of art

November 16, 1988: Benazir Bhutto became the first woman leader of an Islamic country in modern times

November 17, 1970: The computer mouse was patented, so-called after its tail-like cable. It was a hollowed-out wooden block with a single push button

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