Wednesday 11 November 1942, Veteran's Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charles Konan Banny and William Matthews.
Gentleman Jim, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett 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
- Charles Konan Banny
- William Matthews: American poet and teacher.
- Diane Wolkstein: Amerikan folklorist and author of children's books, served as New York City's official storyteller from 1968-1971.
- Jonathan Fenby: English journalist and businessman.
- Roy Fredericks: Guyanese-American cricketer and politician (d. 2000).
- 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
- During WWII Germany completes their occupation of France
- Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
- Lieutenant General Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
- World War II: Nazi Germany completes its occupation of France.
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- There Are Such Things - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (Vocal Frank Sinatra & Pied Pipers)
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