New Austrian Republic declared
Soldiers broke into the home of the former Prime Minister Count Istva´n Tisza, the leader of the prowar party, and killed him in front of his wife. It was the fourth assassination attempt on Tisza.
By day’s end Emperor Karl had accepted this coup, too.
He appointed Count Ka´rolyi, the Revolution’s leader, as Hungarian Prime Minister.
Karl then dissolved the union of Austria and Hungary.
The 800-year-old Habsburg empire of Austro-Hungary died with a whimper.
Freud, who knew Tisra and Ka´rolyi, ‘‘doubted that it was a sign of political shrewdness to kill the smartest count and make the stupidest one Prime Minister’’.
The Hungarian People’s Republic led by Ka´rolyi came into existence on November 16.
It would be overthrown by a Bolshevik coup in March 1919.
Emperor Karl would die at the age of 34.
Anatole France, the French novelist, said Karl was ‘‘the only decent man to come out of the war in a leadership position’’.
He sincerely wanted peace and therefore was despised by the whole world.
Karl was beatified by the Catholic Church in 2004.
Bulgaria had signed an Armistice on September 29, and today Turkey signed an Armistice.
The Austro-Hungarian army would begin a unilateral ceasefire on November 3.
Only Germany would struggle on for a few days more, attempting unsuccessfully to gain an Armistice that would protect some territorial gains.
General Ludendorff resigned in protest at the terms that Germany was prepared to agree. He wanted all territorial gains retained.
The old Austro-Hungarian fleet was given to Yugoslavia. Its Danube flotilla was handed to the Hungarians.
On the Western Front 30 000 prisoners had been captured in Flanders by the Allies in the last month.
Meanwhile, Thoona held a hare shoot this week to raise money for patriotic purposes, $6.53 was raised.
This week a new determination came into force for shop assistants.
An adult male was to be paid $6.10 per week or $317.20 per annum exclusive of overtime and public holidays.
Miss Munro and Ross were driving home to Benalla this week by jinker with George Rose.
At a gravel pit, an ostrich attempted to get over the fence onto the road.
The horse drawing the jinker shied. The jinker was overturned. The three were thrown out, suffering minor injuries.
This is not the first time the ostrich had caused an accident.
— John Barry, ANZAC Commemorative Working Party, Coo-ee — Honouring our WWI