What Happened on November 7, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year
  • United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff" premieres in Petrograd

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Billy Graham, American Baptist evangelist (Crusades), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer (d. 1993)
  • Paul Aussaresses, French general