Sunday 11 November 1928, Veteran's Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Arthur Cunningham and Donald Petersen.
Show People, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
while The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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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
- Arthur Cunningham: Composer.
- Donald Petersen: American professor and poet, his collection, "Early and Late" received the 2001 New Criterion Poetry Prize.
- Edward Zorinsky: American politician who served as a Senator for the state of Oklahoma.
- Claude Guichard: Ste Foy la Grande physician.
- Ernestine Anderson: American singer.
- Len Fulford: English photographer and director (d. 2011)
- Carlos Fuentes: Panamanian-Mexican author and academic (d. 2012)
- Gracita Morales: Spanish actress and singer (d. 1995)
- KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
- WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
- WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
- WOL-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions
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