Saturday 9 November 1918
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
The Greatest Thing in Life, directed by D.W. Griffith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918
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Which were the important events of 9 November 1918 ?
- Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
- Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
- Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
- Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
- Europe - Inventor's Day - in honor of Hedy Lamarr's birthday
- United States - World Freedom Day, to commenerate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
- Howard Shanet: Brooklyn, New York -- Conductor (Night of the Tropics).
- Choi Hong Hi: Co-Founder of Taekwon-Do (d. 2002).
- Spiro Agnew: American lawyer and politician, the Governor of Maryland 1967-69 and Vice-president under Nixon, 1969.
- Florence Chadwick: American swim champion and stockbroker, she was the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions.
- Jacqueline Plessis: France Actor.
- Thomas Ferebee: Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima (d. 2000)
- Choi Hi: South Korean general and martial artist co-founded taekwondo (d. 2002)
- Republic Germany proclaimed
- Bavaria proclaims itself a republic.
- Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicates after the German Revolution, and Germany is proclaimed a Republic.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1918 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I'm Always Chasing Rainbows - Charles Harrison
- Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia - American Quartet
- When You Sang Hush-A-Bye to Me - Sterling Trio
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