May 18, 1917 in History

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Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

First units of the American Expeditionary Force, commanded by General John J. Pershing, is ordered to France

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • Satie, Massine and Picasso's ballet "Parade" premieres in Paris
  • US Congress passes Selective Service Act, authorizing the federal government to raise a national army for the American entry into World War I through compulsory enlistment

Birthdays in History

  • Charles Wintour, journalist