Hereditary Peers no longer have right to sit in House of Lords
Church of England votes to allow female priests
Death of ‘Typhoid Mary’ (Mary Mallon), American cook, carrier of typhoid disease, known to have infected 47 people.
A severe dust storm stripped the topsoil from farmlands in South Dakota, creating a dust bowl. This exacerbated the Great Depression.
Irving Berlin’s ‘God Bless America’ was first performed .
World War I officially ended at 11.00 am, when Germany signed an armistice with the Allies in a railway carriage near Compiègne, France.
Work starts on the Manchester Ship Canal