On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1919

Historical Events

  • 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
  • Appingedam soccer team forms

Victory in BattleEnd of World War I

Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, leads to the creation of Remembrance Day

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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


Person of interestMordecai Anielewicz

Mordecai Anielewicz, Jewish commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, born in Wyszków, Second Polish Republic (d. 1943)

Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Mordecai Anielewicz
Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Mordecai Anielewicz
  • Soltan Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer and People's Artist of the USSR, born in Shusha, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (d. 1974)
1919 Highlights

About May 8, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus