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World War 1 ended with a ceasefire that occured on what date?

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kguidry39 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted July 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM via web

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World War 1 ended with a ceasefire that occured on what date?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM (Answer #1)

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The date of the ceasefire that ended World War I is significant in the United States today because it is the day on which we no celebrate Veterans Day.  That date is November 11.  The war ended with a ceasefire that took effect after the armistice was signed  The ceasefire took effect on November 11, 1918 at 11 AM in France.  This is remembered as the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."  This day was celebrated as Armistice Day in the US until after WWII when it came to be celebrated as Veterans Day.

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