Thursday 11 November 1937, Veteran's Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace and Warner Wolf in Washington DC.
The Last Gangster, directed by Edward Ludwig, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
while The Years by Virginia Woolf was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Artists and Their Work.
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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
- Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace: Singer.
- Warner Wolf in Washington DC: USA; sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV).
- Stephen Lewis: Canadian politician and diplomat 14th Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations.
- Alicia Ostriker: American poet and scholar.
- Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 km/h
- Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson and GP Thomson
- The Kogushi sulfur mine collapse, in western Gunma, Japan, kills at least 245 people.
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