1852 – Louisa May Alcott publishes her first story. She later writes the beloved children’s book, Little Women.
1918 – Armistice Day: World War I ends. Germany, faced with imminent invasion, signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside of Compiegne, France. The war left 9 million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded.
1988 – Authorities unearth a corpse buried in the lawn of 59-year-old Dorothea Puente’s residential home for elderly people in Sacramento, CA. Police find six more bodies buried on her property and she is convicted of nine murder counts. But authorities suspect she may have killed as many as 25 people to collect their Social Security checks.