On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1918

Historical Events

  • Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
  • Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates
  • Poland declares independence

Victory in BattleEnd of World War I

WWI Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect and World War I hostilities end at 11am, "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month"

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This painting depicts the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in Compiegne, France
This painting depicts the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in Compiegne, France
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Famous Birthdays

  • Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2010)
  • Stubby Kaye [Bernard Solomon Kotzin], American actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to be killed in WW I (b. 1892)
  • Victor Adler, Austrian politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), dies at 66
1918 Highlights

About November 11, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio