On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1918

Historical Events

  • Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria as a revolutionary uprising spreads throughout Germany

Historic Invention

Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

  • The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff" premieres in Petrograd

Famous Birthdays

Billy Graham

Billy Graham, American Baptist evangelist (Crusades) described as 1 of the 20th century's most influential Christian leaders, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2018)

  • Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1993)
  • Paul Aussaresses, French Army general, born in Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux, France (d. 2013)
1918 Highlights

About November 7, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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