What Happened on November 9, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Emperor Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Republic of Germany proclaimed

Famous Birthdays

  • Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do (d. 2002)
  • Howard Shanet, conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Spiro Agnew, American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1996)

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38