On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1918

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolves
  • Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
  • Thousands of revolutionary German sailors with the fleet at Kiel mutiny, seize the city, and set up councils of workers and sailors

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games), born in Van Meter, Iowa (d.2010)
  • Dean Riesner, American film and television screenwriter (Bill and Coo), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2002)
  • Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (one of the first two women to attain the rank of brigadier general), born in Newton, Kansas (d. 2007)
  • Russell B. Long, American politician (Sen-D-LA, 1948-86), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (Lyapunov exponent), dies at 61