What Happened on November 7, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 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


Person of interestBilly 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)

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer (d. 1993)
  • Paul Aussaresses, French general