What Happened in 1918

  • Hammond Circus Train Wreck

    At 3.56am on 22 June 1918, the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus train had been moved onto a siding while it awaited clearance to proceed onto the line to... Read more

  • 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

  • Battle Of Amiens

    The Battle of Amiens (also known as the Third Battle of Picardy (French: 3ème Bataille de Picardie)), which began on 8 August 1918, was the opening... Read more

  • Fanny Kaplan Attempts to Assassinate Vladimir Lenin

    According to official accounts, on August 30, 1918, Lenin was speaking at a Moscow factory called "Hammer and Sickle". As Lenin left the building... Read more

  • Battle Of Mont St. Quentin

    The Battle of Mont St. Quentin was a battle on the Western Front during World War I. As part of the Allied counteroffensives on the Western Front... Read more

  • 1918 World Series

    The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. The Series victory for the Red Sox was their... Read more

  • The American Expeditionary Forces Launches Their First Major Offensive In Europe As An Independent Army

    On September 12, 1918, the American Expeditionary Forces under commander in chief General John J. Pershing launched their first major offensive in... Read more

  • Battle Of Saint-Mihiel

    The Battle of Saint-Mihiel was a World War I battle fought between September 12 - 15, 1918, involving the American Expeditionary Force and 48,000... Read more

  • Battle Of Havrincourt

    The Battle of Havrincourt was a World War I battle fought on September 12, 1918, involving the British Third Army (under the command of General Sir... Read more

  • Battle Of Epehy

    The Battle of Épehy was a World War I battle fought on 18 September 1918, involving the British Fourth Army (under the command of General Henry... Read more

  • Battle Of Megiddo

    The Battle of Megiddo (Turkish: Megiddo Muharebesi, less commonly known as the Battle of Armageddon and sometimes called the Rout of Nablus (Nablus... Read more

  • Meuse-Argonne Offensive

    The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also called the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched... Read more

  • Battle Of Canal Du Nord

    The Battle of Canal du Nord was part of a general Allied offensive against German positions on the Western Front during the Hundred Days Offensive... Read more

  • Battle Of St. Quentin Canal

    The Battle of St Quentin Canal began on 29 September 1918 and involved Canadian, British, Australian and American forces spearheaded the attack... Read more

  • Getå Railroad Disaster

    In 1918 F 1200 was involved in the severe accident at Getå when passenger train 422 was derailed and hurled down a high embankment built against... Read more

  • Battle of Cambrai (1918)

    The Battle of Cambrai was a battle between troops of the British First, Third and Fourth Armies and German Empire forces during the Hundred Days... Read more