What Happened on November 9, 1918

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Emperor Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in World War I

  • Following the collapse of Germany in World War I, the Weimar Republic of Germany is proclaimed

Famous Birthdays

  • Choi Hong Hi, South Korean army general and Founder of Taekwon-Do, born in Hwadae, Myongchon County, North Hamgyong Province, Japanese Korea (d. 2002)
  • Howard Shanet, American conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

Spiro AgnewSpiro Agnew (1918-1996)

American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Su Beng [Lim Tiau-hui], 'Father of Taiwanese Independence' (Taiwan’s 400-Year History), born in Taipei, Taiwan (d. 2019)
  • Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima, born in Mocksville, North Carolina (d. 2000)
Born in 1918

Famous Deaths

  • Guillaume Apollinaire [Kostrowitsky], French poet (Alcools) and art critic (coined the term 'Cubism'), dies during the Spanish Flu pandemic at 38

About November 9, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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