Beethoven's 9th Symphony premiered in Vienna.
The British ocean liner Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine in World War I off the coast of Ireland.
Germany unconditionally surrendered to the allies in Rheims, France.
The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting mid-term Congressional pay raises, was ratified.
Edvard Munch's painting, The Scream was recovered a few months after it had been stolen.