Pat­ton’s Day

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US Army Gen­eral Ge­orge S. Pat­ton, Jr., whose lead­er­ship was in­stru­men­tal in the Al­lies’ vic­tory dur­ing World War II, was born on Novem­ber 11 in 1885. That the day of his birth falls on Vet­er­ans Day is merely a co­in­ci­dence. Vet­er­ans Day, orig­i­nally Armistice Day, was pro­claimed as Novem­ber 11 to mark the end of World War I when an armistice went into ef­fect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1919.

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