1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1918th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 918th year of the 2nd millennium, the 18th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1910s decade.
The Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus. Lasting from February 1918 to April 1920, it infected 500 million people–about a third of the world's population at the time–in four successive waves.
- February 1918 – April 1920
- 17–100 million (estimates)
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June 8 – The total solar eclipse of June 8, 1918 crosses the United States from Washington State to Florida. June 22 Suspects in the Chicago Restaurant Poisonings are arrested, and more than 100 waiters are taken into custody, for poisoning restaurant customers with a lethal powder called Mickey Finn .
November 1, 1918 (Friday) Liberation of Serbia, Albania and Montenegro – The Serbian First Army under command of Petar Bojović liberated Belgrade from the control of the Central Powers.
The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice signed at Le Francport near Compiègne that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their opponent, Germany. Previous armistices had been agreed with Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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The Battle of Megiddo also known in Turkish as the Nablus Hezimeti, or the Nablus Yarması was fought between 19 and 25 September 1918, on the Plain of Sharon, in front of Tulkarm, Tabsor and Arara in the Judean Hills as well as on the Esdralon Plain at Nazareth, Afulah, Beisan, Jenin and Samakh. Its name, which has been described as "perhaps misleading" since very limited fighting took place near Tel Megiddo, was chosen by Allenby for its biblical and symbolic resonance. The battle was the...
The ancient fortress of Megiddo stands on Tell el-Mutesellim, at the mouth of the Musmus Pass near al-Lajjun, controlling the routes to the north and the interior by dominating the Plain of Armageddon or of Megiddo. Across this plain several armies, from the ancient Egyptians to the French under Napoleon, had fought on their way towards Nazareth in the Galilean Hills. By 1918 this plain, known as the Plain of Esdraelon was still strategically important as it linked the Jordan Valley and the Plai
Allenby intended to break through the western end of the Ottoman line, where the terrain was favourable to cavalry operations. His horsemen would pass through the gap to seize objectives deep in the Ottoman rear areas and isolate their Seventh and Eighth Armies. As a preliminary
Under the Yildirim Army Group were, from west to east: the Eighth Army which held the front from the Mediterranean coast to the Judean Hills with five divisions, a cavalry division and the German "Pasha II" detachment, equivalent to a regiment; the Seventh Army which held the fro
On 16 September 1918, Arabs under T. E. Lawrence and Nuri as-Said began destroying railway lines around the vital rail centre of Daraa, at the junction of the Hedjaz Railway which supplied the Ottoman army at Amman and the Palestine Railway which supplied the Ottoman armies in Pa
At 4:30am, Allenby's main attack by XXI Corps opened. A barrage by 385 guns, 60 trench mortars and two destroyers off the coast fell on the Ottoman 7th and 20th Divisions' front-line positions defending Nahr el Faliq. As the opening bombardment turned to a "lifting" barrage at 4:
During the early hours of 20 September 1918, the Desert Mounted Corps secured the defiles of the Carmel Range. The 4th Mounted Division passed through these to capture Afulah and Beisan, complete with the bulk of two depot regiments. A brigade of the 5th Mounted Division attacked
Allenby now ordered his cavalry to cross the Jordan, to capture Daraa and Damascus. Meanwhile, the 3rd Division advanced north along the coast towards Beirut and the 7th Division advanced on Baalbek in the Beqaa Valley, where the rearmost Ottoman depots and reinforcement camps we
After the fall of Damascus, the 5th Mounted Division and some detachments of the Arab Northern Army advanced north through Syria, capturing Aleppo on 26 October. They subsequently advanced to Mouslimmiye, where Mustafa Kemal had rallied some troops under XXII Corps HQ. Kemal held
The successful action at Megiddo resulted in the battle honour "Megiddo" being awarded to units of the British, Dominion and Empire forces participating in the battle. Battle honours for the two subsidiary battles of Sharon and Nablus were also awarded. Edward Erickson, a histori
Robert Hudson Walker (October 13, 1918 – August 28, 1951) was an American actor, best remembered for his starring role as the villain in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Strangers on a Train (1951), which was released shortly before his death.
1918 (ათას ცხრაას თვრამეტი) წელი — გრიგორიანული კალენდრის არანაკიანი წელიწადი, რომლის პირველი დღეა სამშაბათი და იულიუსის კალენდრის არანაკიანი წელიწადი, რომლის პირველი დღეა ორშაბათი. ამ ...