A hundred years ago, November 11, 1918, a special edition of the Los Angeles Times on page One proclaimed:
World War End as Germany signs armistice!
[Extraordinary Service Bulletins by the Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, November 11, (Monday) — World War ends in the morning at 6 o’clock, Washington time, 11 in Paris time. The army was signed by the German representatives at midnight. This announcement was made by the State Department at 2:50 am tomorrow.
The message was made verbally by an official at the government department in this form: “The coat of arms has been signed. It was signed at 4 pm” The time is Paris time and the hostilities end at 1
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Los Angeles Times, November 12, 1918, reported:
One hundred fifty thousand copies of The Times containing the largest part of the news ever written – at the end of the war – sold yesterday morning so fast as the great Times presses could throw them away. People literally fought for them. Repeatedly, the plates came back to the press and several copies were printed to give the uninterrupted demand. Additional editions with intervals are kept public informed about the rapid movement of events.
Los Angeles city came to a halt. Companies closed as people took the streets to a party.
One year later, President Woodrow Wilson Armistice Day proclaimed a holiday, and it was celebrated each year. 1954, in honor of veterans from all wars, Armistice Day changed to Veterans Day.
A previous version of this post was published November 11, 2011.
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