What Happened on November 7, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria

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
  • United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff" premieres in Petrograd

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Billy Graham, American Baptist evangelist (Crusades), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

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