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The year 1918 marks the end of the First World War. It was a revolutionary year in terms of history, and the events that led up to this revolutionary moment are waiting to be discovered. Along with this information, there were also many other notable events that occurred in 1918 including the beginning of the Finnish Civil War, Moscow becoming the capital of Russia, the establishment of the Independent Czechoslovak Republic, an armistice agreement ending World War I, and much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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Woodrow Wilson gives his Fourteen Points speech. Read More
Independence from Bolshevik Russia is declared by the Ukrainian People's Republic. Read More
The Civil War in Finland starts. Read More
A declaration of independence is made against Soviet Russia by Lithuania's Act of Independence as it is ratified by their Council.
Estonia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia declare their independence from Russia. Read More
Russia's new capital is established as Moscow. Read More
Time zones are established by the United States Congress and daylight saving time is approved.
The Royal Air Force is formed by the merging of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
The Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware is acquired by General Motors. Read More
The Finnish Civil War comes to an end. Read More
With over 30 million people dead within 6 months, the "Spanish flu" is officially a pandemic.
The Provisional Government of Czechoslovakia is established. Read More
The Boston Red Sox win the 1918 World Series championship against the Chicago Cubs, which was their last World Series win until 2004.
The Independent Czechoslovak Republic is proclaimed by the Washington Declaration. Read More
Independence from Austria-Hungary is declared by Czechoslovakia. Read More
Independence from Russia is declared by Poland. Read More
An armistice agreement with the Allies is signed by Germany between 5:12 AM and 5:20 AM in the Compiegne Forest in France marking the end of World War I.
After 123 years of partitions, Poland finally regains independence and appoints Jozef Pilsudski as Commander-in-Chief.
Hungary's independence from Austria is marked by the declaration of the Hungarian Democratic Republic.
The German Communist Party is founded by the Spartacist League. Read More
President Woodrow Wilson becomes the first United States President to travel to a foreign country while still in office when he travels by ship to the Paris Peace Conference.
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