What Happened on December 18, 1917

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Soviet regiment (Stalin/Lenin) declares Finland Independent

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • The 18th Amendment, authorizing prohibition of alcohol, is approved by the US congress and sent to the states for ratification

Famous Birthdays

  • Raiford "Ossie" Davis, American actor, director, author, and civil rights activist (Purlie Victorious, Do the Right Thing, Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam), born in Cogdell, Clinch County, Georgia (d. 2005)