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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1918.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1918: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1918?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1918 The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
  • 03 Apr 1918 House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler.
  • 04 Apr 1918 Food riot in Amsterdam.
  • 05 Apr 1918 The US Treasury offers the Third Liberty Loan seeking $3 billion in bonds paying 4.5 percent interest.
  • 09 Apr 1918 Latvia proclaims independence from Russia.
  • 13 Apr 1918 Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital.
  • 14 Apr 1918 Douglas Campbell is first US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane).
  • 15 Apr 1918 Clemenceau publishes secret French / Austrian documents
  • 18 Apr 1918 Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play.
  • 21 Apr 1918 World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as ''The Red Baron'', is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
  • 23 Apr 1918 National Urban League forms.
  • 29 Apr 1918 Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of four unassisted double plays.
  • 30 Apr 1918 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1918?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Liberty Bell (It's Time to Ring Again)
  2. - Maytime Waltz (Will You Remember?)
  3. - I'm Going to Follow the Boys
  4. - Long Boy
  5. - Indianola

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Country: United States of America

Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Country: United States of America