On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1920

Historical Events

  • Great Britain's monument to her war dead, the Cenotaph in Whitehall, designed by Edwin Lutyens, unveiled
  • The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, and at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour, Liberal Democrates), President of the European Commission (1977-81), born in Abersychan, Monmouthshire (d. 2003)
1920 Highlights

About November 11, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

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