On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1918

Historical Events

Historic Event

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 Agnew

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

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • Guillaume Apollinaire [Kostrowitsky], French poet (Alcools) and art critic (coined the term 'Cubism'), dies during the Spanish Flu pandemic at 38
1918 Highlights

About November 9, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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