1918 events in history

Jan 8 President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I
Jan 9 Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars
Jan 12 Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens
Jan 17 Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles take place between the Red Guards and the White Guard
Jan 24 The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14(NS)
Jan 25 Ukraine declares independence from Bolshevik Russia
Jan 26 Finnish Civil War: A group of Red Guards hangs a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers' Hall to symbolically mark the start of the war
Jan 28 Finnish Civil War: Rebels seize control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground
Jan 29 Ukrainian–Soviet War: An armed uprising organized by the Bolsheviks in anticipation of the encroaching Red Army begins at the Kiev Arsenal, which will be put down six days later
Jan 29 Ukrainian–Soviet War: The Bolshevik Red Army, on its way to besiege Kiev, is met by a small group of military students at the Battle of Kruty
Jan 31 A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships
Feb 1 Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar
Feb 3 The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long
Feb 5 SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk
Feb 5 Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military
Feb 6 British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote
Feb 14 The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar)
Feb 16 The Council of Lithuania unanimously adopts the Act of Independence, declaring Lithuania an independent state
Feb 21 The last Carolina Parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo
Feb 23 Last monarch of Mecklenburg-Strelitz commits suicide
Feb 24 Estonian Declaration of Independence
Mar 3 Germany, Austria and Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ending Russia's involvement in World War I, and leading to the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland
Mar 4 The USS Cyclops departs from Barbados and is never seen again, presumably lost with all hands in the Bermuda Triangle
Mar 11 The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic
Mar 12 Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years
Mar 19 The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time
Mar 21 World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins
Mar 23 First World War: On the third day of the German Spring Offensive, the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment is annihilated with many of the men becoming Prisoners of war
Mar 25 The Belarusian People's Republic is established
Mar 27 Bessarabia is ceded to the Kingdom of Romania
Mar 30 Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate
Mar 31 Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed
Mar 31 Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time
Apr 1 The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service
Apr 8 World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City's financial district
Apr 9 World War I: The Battle of the Lys – the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what is called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders
Apr 9 The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania
Apr 20 Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day
Apr 21 World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France
Apr 23 World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge
Apr 24 First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs meet three German A7Vs
May 2 General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware
May 9 World War I: Germans repel the British's second attempt to blockade the port of Ostend, Belgium
May 11 The Mountainous Republic of the Northern Caucasus is officially established
May 16 The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It will be repealed less than two years later
May 26 The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established
May 28 The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the First Republic of Armenia declare their independence
May 29 Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad
Jun 1 World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince
Jun 6 World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Château-Thierry