What Happened in 1918 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 316

  • Sep 1 US troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920
  • Sep 3 5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot (or Camp Logan riot); in all 19 mutineers were executed.
  • Sep 3 Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line
  • Sep 3 38th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Bill Tilden (6-3, 6-1, 7-5)
  • Sep 4 Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier
  • Sep 4 US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
  • Sep 5 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early
  • Sep 5 Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia
  • Sep 9 Dutch government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
  • Sep 10 Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
  • Sep 11 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
  • Sep 12 WW I: US forces launch an attack on German-occupied St Mihiel
  • Sep 13 Train accident at Weesp Neth, kills 42
  • Sep 14 WW I: Austria-Hungary sends a note to the Allies requesting peace discussions, but the Allies reject the offer
  • Sep 15 CH Chubb gives Stonehenge to the British nation
  • Sep 18 Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts
  • Sep 20 Royal Dutch Blast furnace & Steel factory opens in Hague
  • Sep 26 Beginning of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, more than 1 million American soldiers in the largest and most costly offensive of WWI
  • Sep 29 WWI: Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line

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Oct 1 World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • Oct 3 Boris becomes king of Bulgaria
  • Oct 3 Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates the throne in favour of his eldest son Tsar Boris III
  • Oct 3 Selwyn Theater opens at 229 W 42nd St NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 4 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

Actress Mae West
Mae West
  • Oct 6 US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die
  • Oct 8 American soldier Alvin York single-handedly attacks German gun nest, killing 25 and capturing 132 Germans
  • Oct 10 Baden's Geisz forms government
  • Oct 11 Major Tsumani shakes Caribbean
  • Oct 12 Cloquet fire kills 453 and injures or displaces 52,000 people
  • Oct 15 British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6
  • Oct 17 De Kooy airport in Netherlands opens
  • Oct 17 Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic
  • Oct 18 Czechoslovakia declares independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • Oct 18 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P. J. Quinn
  • Oct 18 Russian 10th Army drives out White armies of Tsaritsyn (Stalingrad)
  • Oct 20 In order to secure an armistice, Germany agrees to further concessions
  • Oct 21 Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min
  • Oct 25 Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die
  • Oct 26 Soldiers revolt at Harskamp, Veluwe
  • Oct 26 Germany's supreme commander General Eric Ludendorff resigns, protesting the terms to which the German Government has agreed in negotiating an armistice
  • Oct 28 Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up
  • Oct 30 Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state
  • Oct 30 WW I: Turkey signs an armistice with the Allies, agreeing to end hostilities at noon on 31 October
  • Oct 31 Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
  • Oct 31 Short-lived Banat Republic founded in territory where Romania, Hungary and Serbia meet
  • Nov 1 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
  • Nov 1 Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians
  • Nov 3 Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves
  • Nov 3 Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
  • Nov 3 Thousands of revolutionary German sailors with the fleet at Kiel mutiny, seize the city, and set up councils of workers and sailors
  • Nov 4 The Allied armistice with Austria-Hungary, signed 3 November, goes into effect
  • Nov 6 Republic of Poland proclaimed
  • Nov 6 Supreme commander of the army Gen Cutters resigns
  • Nov 6 WW I: On the Western Front, Germany is now retreating as French and American troops cross the Meuse and move to take Sedan

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Nov 7 Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Nov 7 United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
  • Nov 7 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff" premieres in Petrograd
  • Nov 7 The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year
  • Nov 7 Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria
  • Nov 8 Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs
  • Nov 9 Bavaria proclaims itself a republic

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Nov 9 Emperor Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Nov 9 Republic Germany proclaimed
  • Nov 10 German Emperor Wilhelm II flees to Netherlands
  • Nov 10 Independence of Poland proclaimed by Józef Pilsudski
  • Nov 10 Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia receives a top-secret coded message from Europe stating on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air
  • Nov 11 Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution
  • Nov 11 Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates
  • Nov 11 Poland declares independence
  • Nov 11 Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect, WW I hostilities end at 11.00 am
  • Nov 12 Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic
  • Nov 13 Prince Friedrich, last reigning Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, abdicates
  • Nov 13 Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  • Nov 13 Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg

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Nov 14 Republic of Czechoslovakia created with Tomáš Masaryk as its 1st president

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Nov 16 Hungarian People's Republic declared
  • Nov 17 Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH
  • Nov 17 German troops evacuate Brussels
  • Nov 18 Latvia declares independence from Russia
  • Nov 18 Belgian troops re-enter Brussels, lost to the German invaders on 20 August 1914
  • Nov 21 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die
  • Nov 21 Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland
  • Nov 21 The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth
  • Nov 22 Grand Duke Frederik II, the last Grand Duke of Baden, resigns
  • Nov 22 King Albert I's triumphant procession through Brussels
  • Nov 22 Marshal Józef Pilsudski becomes 1st President (dictator) of Poland
  • Nov 22 Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov)
  • Nov 24 Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
  • Nov 26 The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.
  • Nov 28 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia & Germany abdicates
  • Nov 28 Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania
  • Nov 29 Serbia annexes Montenegro
  • Dec 1 Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown
  • Dec 1 Serbian-Croatian-Slovic kingdom proclaimed in Belgrade
  • Dec 1 Yugoslavia declares independence; monarchy established

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Dec 4 US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st President to travel outside US while in office

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Dec 5 Oil refinery on Curacao opens
  • Dec 9 French troops occupies Mainz
  • Dec 10 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League for the 2nd time
  • Dec 13 US army of occupation crosses Rhine, enters Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 494

  • May 6 Sydney Chatton, England
  • May 7 Argeliers Leon, composer

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May 9 Mike Wallace, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
  • May 9 Orville Freeman, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 10 T Berry Brazelton, doctor (On Being a Father)
  • May 10 George Welch, American pilot (d. 1954)
  • May 11 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
  • May 11 Robert Hunt, CEO (Dowty Group)
  • May 12 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)

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May 12 Julius Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed for espionage, born in New York City, New York

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
  • May 13 John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
  • May 13 T. Balasaraswati, Bharatanatyam dancer (d. 1984)
  • May 14 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
  • May 15 Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime)
  • May 15 Joseph Wiseman, actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 16 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
  • May 16 Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Paramo)
  • May 16 Kevin Skelton, Bishop (Lichfield)
  • May 16 Wilf Mannion, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • May 17 Birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)
  • May 18 George Welch, American pilot and war hero (d. 1954)
  • May 18 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (d. 2003)

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May 19 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), born in San Diego, California (d. 1995)

  • May 19 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • May 20 Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • May 21 Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist
  • May 22 David Land, impressario
  • May 23 Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, band leader and record producer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)
  • May 23 Denis Compton, cricketer (England batsman 1938-56 & Arsenal forward)
  • May 24 Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • May 24 D V Jennings, solicitor
  • May 25 Peder Lunde, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • May 26 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (d. 1985)
  • May 27 Yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan (1982-87)
  • May 29 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
  • May 29 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), born in Aldridge, Staffordshire (d. 1997)
  • May 30 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (d. 2000)
  • May 30 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (d. 2007)
  • Jun 2 Ruth Atkinson, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
  • Jun 3 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help, Hammerhead)
  • Jun 3 Lili St. Cyr, American ecdysiast (d. 1999)
  • Jun 4 LeRoy Walker, CEO (US Olympic Committee), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 5 Branimir Sakac, composer
  • Jun 6 Maria Montez, Dominican Rep, actress (Arabian Nights)
  • Jun 6 Richard Crane, Newcastle Ind, actor (Surfside 6)
  • Jun 6 Tom Scott, poet/editor
  • Jun 7 Irene Vorrink, Dutch minister (health & environment)
  • Jun 8 Robert Preston, Newton MA, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter)
  • Jun 8 John D. Roberts, American chemist
  • Jun 9 Rob de Vries, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/dir/actor (Ciske de Rat)
  • Jun 10 Barry Morse, actor (Fugitive-Lt Philip Gerard, Winds of War)
  • Jun 12 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Ben Johnson, Foraker Oklahoma, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), (d. 1996)
  • Jun 13 Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)
  • Jun 14 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Jun 14 Leroy T Walker, US Olympic consultant (1960, 68, 72), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader
  • Jun 15 N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad
  • Jun 17 Maldwyn Thomas, president (Welsh Liberal Party)
  • Jun 17 Ajahn Chah, Buddhist meditation master (d. 1992)
  • Jun 18 Bob Carroll, singer/actor (Stage Two Revue, Stranger)
  • Jun 19 Evelle Jansen Younger, prosecutor (Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan)
  • Jun 20 George Lynch, American auto racer (d. 1997)
  • Jun 20 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer
  • Jun 21 James Bysse Joll, historian
  • Jun 21 Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (d. 1992)
  • Jun 22 Richard Eastham, Opelousas LA, actor (Not With My Wife) [or Jan 22]

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • Jun 27 Adolph Kiefer, US, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Jun 28 Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)
  • Jun 29 Jack Harkness, rose grower
  • Jun 30 Stuart Foster, Binghamton NY, singer (Galen Drake Show)
  • Jul 2 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, born in Giza (d. 1995)
  • Jul 2 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 3 Lord Mulley, British MP (Labour)
  • Jul 4 Abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist
  • Jul 4 Alec Bedser, cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer)
  • Jul 4 Ann Landers, Sioux City Iowa, twin sister/advice columnist
  • Jul 4 Buster Davis, choral director (Garry Moore Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 4 Eric Bedser, cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England)
  • Jul 4 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965- )
  • Jul 4 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
  • Jul 4 Pauline Phillips, Sioux City, Iowa, advice columnist (Dear Abby), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 5 George Rochberg, composer (Concord Quartet), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 6 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch journalist/poet (Crossing)
  • Jul 6 Eugene List, pianist/prof (Eastman School of Music), born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 6 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England
  • Jul 8 Craig Stevens, Liberty Mo, actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn)
  • Jul 9 Herbert Brun, composer
  • Jul 9 Rowley I Arenstein, South African attorney/communist/ANC'er
  • Jul 14 Arthur Laurents, playwright (West Side Story, Gypsy), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 14 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2007)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • Jul 14 Jay Wright Forrester, invented random-access magnetic core memory
  • Jul 15 Lord Buxton of Alsa, CEO (ITV)
  • Jul 16 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 16 George Mueller, NASA Systems Engineer (managed 1969 Moon landing), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • Jul 17 Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)
  • Jul 18 Jane Frazee, Duluth Minn, actress/singer (Alice-Beulah)

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Jul 18 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), born in Mvezo, Umtatu, South Africa (d. 2013)

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Jul 18 Pamela Brown, England, actress (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula)

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