We all know that Nov. 11 is both Veteran’s Day and one of the year’s most pleasing palindromes (11/11), but there’s so much more to this date in history than we give it credit for.
Not only did Nov. 11 usher in a new era of American transportation, but it was also the date that a meteorological apocalypse almost destroyed the country.
Intrigued? Of course you are. Find out about all Nov. 11 and more days in history at Timeline.