Armistice Day celebrated: 11 November 1920 – This Day in History

On this day in 1920, the anniversary of the end of World War I, Armistice Day was marked with the burial of unknown soldiers in tombs in Paris and London, and a similar ceremony was held in Arlington, Virginia, in 1921.

More Events on this day:

1975: Angola declared independence after the Portuguese withdrew.

1966: Gemini 12, the last spacecraft in the Gemini series and the first to make an automatically controlled reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, was launched.

1889: Washington was admitted to the union as the 42nd U.S. state.

1813: British troops under Colonel J.W. Morrison defeated U.S. forces led by General John Boyd at the Battle of Crysler’s Farm during the War of 1812.

1778: During the American Revolution, Iroquois Indians, in direct retaliation for colonial assaults on two Indian villages, attacked a New York frontier settlement in the Cherry Valley Raid.

1493: Christopher Columbus discovered the island of St. Martin.

1417: Martin V was unanimously elected pope, bringing an end to the Great Schism.

Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily

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