On this day: 21st November 1918, if you'll forgive me switching to WWI for a day, today was the day the entire Germany Navy surrendered - as significant as Armistice Day. Here's a link, below, which will open in a separate window. 'For those who witnessed "Der Tag" or "The Day" it was a sight they would never forget - the greatest gathering of warships the world had ever witnessed.'
This is a link to BBC feature: article - painting - photos - charts. Well worth a look.