January 1918 calendar

January 1918

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1918: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1918?


  • 01 Jan 1918 Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland.
  • 03 Jan 1918 US employment service opens as a unit of Department of Labor.
  • 05 Jan 1918 British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace.
  • 08 Jan 1918 Mississippi becomes first state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition).
  • 09 Jan 1918 Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 12 Jan 1918 Montreal Canadiens' Joe Malone scores five goals beating Ottawa 9-4.
  • 14 Jan 1918 Finland and the USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • 17 Jan 1918 Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles take place between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
  • 18 Jan 1918 Constituent Assembly meet in Russia.
  • 19 Jan 1918 Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly.
  • 22 Jan 1918 Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet).
  • 24 Jan 1918 The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14 (New Style).
  • 25 Jan 1918 Russia declared a republic of Soviets.
  • 26 Jan 1918 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.
  • 27 Jan 1918 The Finnish Civil War begins.
  • 28 Jan 1918 Trotsky becomes leader of Reds.
  • 29 Jan 1918 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.
  • 31 Jan 1918 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.
  • 08 Jan 1918 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" as conditions for ending World War I.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Sailin' Away On the Henry Clay
  2. - Over There
  3. - I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm On My Way
  4. - The Old Grey Mare
  5. - Melody Land


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?