What Happened in Jul 1918

  • Chilwell Shell Filling Factory Explosion

    It's the forgotten tragedy in which 134 Nottingham workers were killed, and dozens more injured. It was also Britain's worst ever disaster... Read more

  • Battle of Hamel

    The Battle of Hamel (4 July 1918) was a successful attack launched by the Australian Corps of the Australian Imperial Force and several American... Read more

  • Great Train Wreck of 1918

    Because somebody blundered, at least 121 persons were killed and fifty-seven injured shortly after 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning, when Nashville,... Read more

  • Haiti Declares War on Germany

    A month after the United States declared war Haitian President Sudre Dartiguenave asked the Haitian Congress for a declaration of war because of... Read more

  • Battle Of Abu Tellul

    The Battle of Abu Tellul (14 July 1918) occurred during World War I between British and Ottoman forces fighting for the village of Abu Tellul near... Read more

  • Ingmar Bergman is Born

    Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer and producer for film, stage and television. His influential body... Read more

  • Second Battle Of The Marne

    The Second Battle of the Marne (French: 2e Bataille de la Marne), or Battle of Reims (15 July to 6 August 1918) was the last major German Spring... Read more

  • Battle Of Soissons

    The Battle of Soissons (also known as the Battle of Soissonnais and of the Ourcq (French: Bataille du Soissonnais et de L'Ourcq)) was a World War I... Read more

  • Nelson Mandela is Born

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; born 18 July 1918 in Transkei, South Africa) is a former President of South... Read more

  • Honduras Declares War on Germany

    Honduran President Francisco Bertrand followed the United States' lead and broke relations at the same time Nicaragua did. In July 1918 it became... Read more