Today is Armistice Day (celebrated in the US as Veterans Day since WWII). Armistice Day “commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany . . . for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning — the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.'” Source
Last year I wrote several papers relating to the topic of World War I. I am extremely fascinated by the period. For anyone wanting to know more about the events leading to the war and the start of the war itself, I strongly recommend The Proud Tower and The Guns of August, both by Barbara Tuchman.