1620 – Forty-one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, anchored off Massachusetts, signed a compact calling for a “body politick.”
1831 – Nat Turner, who led fellow slaves on a bloody uprising in Virginia, was hanged. Turner, an educated minister, believed he was chosen by God to lead people out of slavery.
1918 – World War I ended with the signing of an Armistice in a railroad car in a forest in France.
2000 – Republicans went to court seeking an order to block manual recounts from continuing in Florida’s presidential election.