1918 in History – What happened in year 1918

In history, year 1918 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1918.

Know what happened in 1918:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 AprilThe British Armed Forces started to grant personnel the power to fly.
03 OctoberWorld War I-Following his armed forces' defeat to the AlliedPowers, Bulgarian Tsar Ferdinand I abdicated in favor of his sonBoris III.
04 OctoberAn ammunition plant in Sayreville, New Jersey, US, explodedkilling over 100 people and destroying more than 300 buildings.
09 MayFirst World War-Germany repelled Britain's second attempt toblockade the Belgian port of Ostend.
16 DecemberVincas Mickevicius-Kapsukas declared the formation of theLithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, a puppet state created by SovietRussia to justify the Lithuanian–Soviet War.
16 FebruaryThe Council of Lithuania signed the Act of Independence of Lithuania, proclaiming the restoration of an independent Lithuania governed by democratic principles, despite the presence of German troops in the country during World War I.
16 MayThe Sedition Act was passed in the United States, forbiddingAmericans from using 'disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusivelanguage' about the United States government, flag, or armed forcesduring the ongoing World War I.
17 July The RMS Carpathia, which had rescued the survivors of theRMS Titanic sinking, was itself sunk by a German U-boat.
21 AprilManfred von Richthofen , known as 'The Red Baron', was shot down and killed near Vaux-sur-Somme in France, after a career as the most successful fighter pilot of World War I with 80 confirmed air combat victories.
21 November Polish troops and civilians began a three-day pogrom againstJews and Ukrainian Christians in Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine).
27 DecemberA public speech by famed Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewskiin Poznan sparked the Greater Poland Uprising against Germany.
28 OctoberCzechoslovakia proclaimed its independence from Austria-Hungary.
30 March Bolshevik and Dashnak forces suppressed a Muslim revolt in Baku, Azerbaijan, resulting up to 30,000 deaths.
11 NovemberJózef Pilsudski was appointed Commander in Chief of Polishforces by the Regency Council and was entrusted with creating a nationalgovernment for the newly independent country.
21 NovemberThe Sino-Indian War ended after the Chinese People's LiberationArmy declared a unilateral ceasefire and withdrew to the prewar Line ofActual Control, returning all the territory they had captured during theconflict.
03 OctoberWorld War I-Following his armed forces' defeat to the AlliedPowers, Bulgarian Tsar Ferdinand I abdicated in favor of his sonBoris III (pictured).
08 OctoberWorld War I-After his platoon suffered heavy casualties duringthe Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France's Forest of Argonne, AmericanSergeant Alvin C. York led the seven remaining men on an attack againsta German machine gun nest, killing 28 German soldiers and capturing 132others.
08 AugustThe Battle of Amiens began in Amiens, France, marking the startof the Allied Powers' Hundred Days Offensive through the German frontlines that ultimately led to the end of World War I.
17 JulyRussian Revolution-Bolsheviks executed Tsar Nicholas II andhis family at Yekaterinburg.
30 March Bolshevik and Dashnak forces suppressed a Muslim revolt inBaku, Azerbaijan, resulting up to 30,000 deaths.
21 FebruaryThe Carolina Parakeet (pictured), the only parrot speciesnative to the eastern United States, became extinct when the lastindividual died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
26 JanuaryA group of Red Guards hung a red lantern atop the tower ofHelsinki Workers' Hall to symbolically mark the start of the FinnishCivil War.
03 OctoberWorld War I-Following his armed forces' defeat to the Allied Powers, Bulgarian Tsar Ferdinand I abdicated in favor of his sonBoris III.
09 AprilWorld War I-Aníbal Milhais's actions during the Battle of the Lys made him the only person to be awarded Portugal's highest military honour Order of the Tower and Sword directly on the battlefield.
10 JuneFirst World War-Italian torpedo boats sank the Austro-Hungarian dreadnought SMS Szent István off the Dalmatian coast.
12 JulyAn explosion in the ammunition magazine of the Japanesebattleship Kawachi resulted in the loss of over 600 officers andcrewmen.
17 DecemberAbout 1,000 demonstrators marched on Government House inDarwin, Australia, where they burnt an effigy of Administrator JohnGilruth and demanded his resignation.
17 JulyRussian Revolution-Bolsheviks executed Tsar Nicholas II andhis family at Yekaterinburg.
21 MarchFirst World War-The German Army opened the Spring Offensive with Operation Michael, attempting to break through the Allied lines andto seize ports on the English Channel.
30 AugustFanni Kaplan shot and wounded Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin,helping to spark the Red Terror in the future Soviet Union, a repressionagainst Socialist-Revolutionary Party members and other politicalopponents.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1918:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Willy den Ouden / Swimmer / Netherlands
03 AprilLouis Applebaum / Composer / Canada
03 NovemberRussell B. Long / Lawyer / United States of America
03 JuneLili St. Cyr / Dancer / United States of America
04 AugustIceberg Slim / Author / United States of America
09 JulyJarl Wahlström / General / Finland
10 JuneBarry Morse / Actor / United Kingdom
10 MayT. Berry Brazelton / Author / United States of America
10 NovemberErnst Otto Fischer / Academic / Germany
13 February Patty Berg / Golfer / United States of America
15 January Gamal Abdel Nasser / Politician / Egypt
16 January Allan Ekelund / Producer / Sweden
17 AprilWilliam Holden / Actor / United States of America
17 MayBirgit Nilsson / Soprano / Sweden
23 January Florence Rush / Theorist / United States of America
24 OctoberDoreen Tovey / Author / United Kingdom
25 AprilGraham Payn / Actor / United Kingdom
29 March Lê Văn Thiêm / Mathematician / Vietnam
29 JulyMary Lee Settle / Novelist / United States of America
29 JulyDon Ingalls / Writer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1918:

YearName / Profession / Country
19 AugustShankar Dayal Sharma / Politician / India
NA NAAbdul Ghafoor / Politician / India
14 DecemberB. K. S. Iyengar / Author / India
19 NovemberDebiprasad Chattopadhyaya / Philosophical / India
NA NAB. P. Mandal / Politician / India
26 JuneRama Raghoba Rane / Soldier / India
26 JanuaryB. D. Sharma / Politician / India
03 JulyS. V. Ranga Rao / Actor / India
05 JulyK. Karunakaran / Politician / India
13 MayBalasaraswati / Choreographer / India
30 AugustBinayak Acharya / Politician / India
05 JulyK. Karunakaran / Politician / India
24 AugustSikander Bakht / Politician / India
NA AugustShankardayal Sharma / Politician / India
12 AugustGuy Gibson / Pilot / India
19 AugustShankar Dayal Sharma / Politician / India
19 AugustDr. Shankar Dayal Sharma / Politician / India
09 DecemberE.K. Nayanar / Politician / India
20 MayPiru Singh / Soldier / India
NA NABrahm Prakash / Politician / India

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