1918 h1 Timeline
00 - Finnish Civil War between the Reds and the Whites u.apr
01 - Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland.
03 - Labor US employment service opens as a unit of Dept of Labor.
25 - Russia declared a republic of Soviets.
02 - Sports John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59.
03 - Twin Peaks Tunnel longest (11,920') streetcar tunnel begins service.
05 - Separation of church & state begins in USSR.
06 - Britain grants women (30 & over) vote.
11 - Woodrow WIlsons's Four Principles speech to joint session of Congress
15 - Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar.
21 - Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine.
26 - Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604.
03 - World War I Soviet Russia and Central Powers make peace with Treaty of Brest-Litovsk taking Russia out of the war.
06 - Finnish Airforce founded. The blue swastika is adopted as its symbol as a tribute to the Swedish explorer and aviator Eric von Rosen who donated the first plane. Von Rosen had painted the buddhist symbol on the plane as his personal lucky insignia.
06 - US naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle.
07 - Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal.
09 - Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party.
09 - Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda.
11 - Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia.
14 - San Francisco 1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched.
16 - Geoffrey O'Hara's "K-K-K-Katy" song published.
19 - Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time.
21 - World War I Ludendorff launches his series of major offensive assaults against the British. u.mar 28 1918, known as the 'Kaiserschlacht' (Battle of Picardy) in an effort to gain a decisive victory before the effect of the America entering into the War can be fully realised. Major successes are reported.
23 - World War I German offensive redirects towards Amiens and Paris.
23 - First American military balloon ascension in the AEF took place at Cuperly, Marne, France.
26 - Doullens Agreement gives General Foch "co-ordinating authority" over the western front
28 - World War I German Operation 'Mars' repulsed at Arras.
31 - 1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect.
01 - England's Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force.
04 - -apr 05 1918 Australians halt German advance at Villers Bretonneux.
04 - World War I Battle of Somme, ends.
04 - Food riot in Amsterdam.
09 - World War I Germans launch 'Georgette' the second assault of their 1918 offensive (Battle of the Lys) in British sector of Armentieres.
09 - Latvia proclaims independence.
13 - Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital.
14 - World War I Foch appointed Commander-in-Chief of Allied forces on western front
14 - World War I Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane).
21 - World War I "Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25.
23 - First oversea shipment of Liberty motors arrived at assembly and repair station at Pauillac, France.
23 - -apr 24 1918 British attempt to blockade Ostend harbour fails.
23 - Battle of Zeebrugge ends.
23 - World War I Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea.
23 - National Urban League forms.
29 - Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22.
10 - World War I HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor.
15 - Greeks troops lands at Smyrna.
17 - World War I, Aviation First flight made in France of an American-built military aircraft, a DH-4, built by Dayton Wright Co. adapted from English design.
18 - TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale Penn kills 200.
20 - US Army Aeronautics is divorced from the Signal Corps creating two air departments: Bureau of Military Aeronautics and Bureau of Aircraft Production.
21 - House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote.
24 - First consignment of American-built flying boats, six HS-1's, arrived at Pauillac, France.
25 - World War I German U-boats make their first appearance in US waters
26 - Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia.
27 - World War I Third Battle of Aisne. German offensive 'Blucher' launched. Third phase of 1918 German offensive begins in French sector along Chemin des Dames
28 - World War I 28th Regiment of US 1st Division goes into action at town of Cantigny
28 - Tatars declares Azerbaijan, in Russian Caucasus, independent.
29 - World War I German troops advance to the Marne but are stopped by US Divisions.
03 - Supreme Court rules child labor laws unconstitutional.
06 - World War I 2nd Division captures Bouresches and southern part of Belleau Wood 1st US victory of the war.
09 - World War I Battle of the MatzOpening of fourth phase of 1918 German offensive in French sector between Noyon and Montdider
12 - World War I, Aviation 1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France.
22 - Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe Illinois).
28 - 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands.
 [1910s Home]     [1914e] [1914.h1]