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Veteran's Day (United States)

Originally Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918, this federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. At that time, it became a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Each year, special ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Consider spending some time on-line learning more about our nation's veterans. The Great War Society has developed a Web site devoted to World War I educational materials. The World War II Memorial celebrates the victory of "the greatest generation" with a design that uses moving water to harmonize with its natural surroundings. Visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial online; this moving memorial, dedicated in 1995, is the latest addition to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. See a registry of all the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Learn more about the military men and women who are on duty today.

Every Year

  • Remembrance Day (Canada)

  • Veteran's Day (United States)

  • France, Guam, Puerto Rico, US: Veterans Day


  • Born 1744: Abigail Adams (U.S. First Lady)


  • Born 1821: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (author)


  • Died 1831: Nat Turner (leader of slave rebellion)


  • Died 1855: Søren Kierkegaard (philosopher)


  • Born 1872: Maude Adams (actress)


  • Born 1885: George S. Patton, Jr. (army general)

  • 1885: The founding grant for Stanford University was signed, Palo Alto, California

  • 1889: Washington admitted to the Union as the 42nd state


  • Born 1899: Pat O'Brien (actor)


  • Born 1914: Howard Fast (author)


  • 1921: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier dedicated, Arlington, Virginia

  • Born 1922: Kurt Vonnegut (author)

  • Born 1925: Jonathan Winters (actor)

  • Born 1928: Carlos Fuentes (author)


  • Born 1951: Fuzzy Zoeller (golfer)


  • Born 1960: Stanley Tucci (actor)

  • Born 1962: Demi Moore (actress)

  • Born 1964: Calista Flockhart (actress)


  • Born 1972: Leslie Mann (actress)

  • Born 1974: Leonardo DiCaprio (actor)


  • Born 1991: Christa B. Allen (actress)

  • 1993: The Vietnam Women's Memorial was dedicated, Washington, D.C.

  • Died 1999: Mary Kay Bergman (voice actress)


  • Died 2004: Yasser Arafat (Palestinian leader who sought a homeland for his people)

  • Died 2007: Delbert Mann (director)


  • Died 2018: Douglas Rain (actor)

  • 2019: Transit of Mercury.

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