What Happened on November 9, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Emperor Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in World War I

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 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)

Person of interestSpiro Agnew

Spiro Agnew, American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1996)

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima, born in Mocksville, North Carolina (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38