What Happened on March 4, 1918

Historical Events

  • Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)

Spanish Flu

US Army mess cook Private Albert Gitchell of Fort Riley, Kansas becomes the first documented military case of Spanish flu; start of worldwide pandemic killing 50-100 million [some sources cite date as March 11]

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Judson Force Moody, US Army Brigadier General, WWII and Vietnam veteran, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1967)
  • Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Joseph, Oregon (d. 2012)
Born in 1918

Famous Deaths

  • Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer and conductor, dies at 58

About March 4, 1918

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 105 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces