Today in History - November 12

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Tuesday, Nov 13 2012 by

Armistice Day (which overlaps with Remembrance Day and Veterans Day) is celebrated every year on 11 November to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

Blackpool War memorial (StreetView)
Blackpool War memorial

1971 – The Dostoevsky Museum opens.

Dostoevsky Museum (StreetView)
Dostoevsky Museum