Tuesday 11 November 1919, Veteran's Day
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kalle Paatalo and Hamish Henderson.
Blind Husbands, directed by Erich Stroheim, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
while The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
- Kalle Paatalo: Finnish novelist (d. 2000).
- Hamish Henderson: Scottish poet, composer and folk singer.
- Kalle Päätalo: Finnish soldier and author (d. 2000).
- Pavel Chistyakov: Russian painter and educator (d. 1919).
- Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political / business views
- The Centralia Massacre in Centralia, Washington results the deaths of four members of the American Legion and the lynching of a local leader of the Industrial Workers of the World.
- Lacplesa day : Latvian forces defeat the Freikorps at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Prince's Orchestra - Yearning
- Dear Heart - John Steel
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