Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Historic Humpday

A big one today....

November 11, 1918
World War I ends

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside CompiƩgne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure

also today...
1889 - Washington became the 42nd state.
1972 - The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Binh to the South Vietnamese army, symbolizing the end of direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War.


Laura Bartlett said...

My Grandpa was a WW1 veteran. He had great stories about driving an ambulance and getting his appendix removed on mess hall table and riding shotgun on an armored car. and he also taught me the words to inky dinky parles vous...(Mademoiselle from armantierre)

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Nice post~