On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1918

Historical Events


Victory in BattleEnd of World War I

In order to secure a WWI armistice, Germany agrees to further concessions

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This painting depicts the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in Compiegne, France
This painting depicts the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in Compiegne, France
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Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Diffring [Alfred Pollack], German character actor (Assignment Vienna), born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1989)
  • Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)
1918 Highlights

About October 20, 1918

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra