On This Day

What Happened on November 10, 1918

Historical Events

Historic Event

German Emperor Wilhelm II flees to Netherlands

Historic Event

Independence of Poland proclaimed by Józef Piłsudski

  • Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia receives a top-secret coded message from Europe stating on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Jack McCoy, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oda Blinder [Yolanda Corsen], Antillean poetess (Doorstep)
1918 Highlights

About November 10, 1918

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio