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1918Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

1918A Bolshevik firing squad at Ekaterinburg, Siberia, executes Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family

1918Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC

1918Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden

1918John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover

1918Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort

1918Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game

1918Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC

191832nd US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats E E Goss (6-4 6-3)

1918Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.

1918Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

1918Henry Miller's Theater opens at 124 W 43rd St NYC

1918Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

1918Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

1918Trotsky gains control of the Red Army

1918Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple

1918World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill.

1918Fanya Kaplan shoots at Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia, attempting to assassinate him

1918 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland 
Jan 2
Dodgers trade Casey Stengel & Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes & Mamaux 
Jan 2
NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down 
Jan 3
US employment service opens as a unit of Dept of Labor 
Jan 5
British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace 
Jan 8
Mississippi becomes 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition) 
Jan 8
Pres Wilson outlines his 14 points for peace after the Great War 
Jan 12
Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4 
Jan 12
Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens. 
Jan 14
Finland & USSR adopt New Style (Gregorian) calendar 
Jan 19
Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly 
Jan 19
Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard. 
Jan 22
Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet) 
Jan 25
Russia declared a republic of Soviets 
Jan 26
Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort 
Jan 27
"Tarzan of the Apes," 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater 
Jan 27
The first hostilities occurred in the Finnish Civil War. 
Jan 28
Strike on Berlin ammunition factory 
Jan 28
Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground. 
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
Franz Lehars opera "Wo die Lerche singt," premieres in Budapest 
Feb 1
Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical premieres in NYC 
Feb 1
Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14) 
Feb 3
Twin Peaks Tunnel longest (11,920 feet) streetcar tunnel begins service 
Feb 5
1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W Thompson 
Feb 5
Separation of church & state begins in USSR 
Feb 6
Britain grants women (30 & over) vote 
Feb 8
"Stars & Stripes," weekly US armed forces newspaper, 1st published 
Feb 9
Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe Va 
Feb 9
Sacha Guitry's "Deburan," premieres in Paris 
Feb 14
H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad," premieres in NYC 
Feb 14
USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally Feb 1) 
Feb 15
US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany off Ireland 
Feb 15
Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar 
Feb 16
Lithuania declares independence from Russia & Germany (National Day) 
Feb 21
Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine 
Feb 21
The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. 
Feb 22
Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia 
Feb 23
First victory of Red Army over the Kaiser's German troops near Narva and Pskov. Since 1923 this date become the Day of Red Army in honour of this victory. 
Feb 24
Estonia declares independence from Russia 
Feb 26
Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604 
Mar 2
NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Phila A's 
Mar 3
Richard Goering's "Seeschlacht," premieres in Berlin 
Mar 3
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: Germany, Austria & Russia sign 
Mar 4
Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921) 
Mar 6
US naval boat "Cyclops" disappears in Bermuda Triangle 
Mar 7
H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in NYC 
Mar 7
Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal 
Mar 7
World War I: Finland forms an alliance with Germany. 
Mar 8
The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic. 
Mar 9
Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party 
Mar 9
Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda 
Mar 9
Wageningen Agricultural College Neth opens 
Mar 11
Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia 
Mar 11
Save the Redwoods League founded 
Mar 11
First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu in the US are reported at Fort Riley, Kansas. 
Mar 13
Trotsky gains control of the Red Army 
Mar 13
American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms 
Mar 13
1st NHL championship: Mont Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set 
Mar 14
1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF 
Mar 16
Geoffrey O'Hara's "K-K-K-Katy" song published 
Mar 17
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Rosemary Beresford 
Mar 17
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles 
Mar 18
Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms 
Mar 18
Socialist Youth AJC organizes in Amsterdam 
Mar 19
US Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time 
Mar 19
S Potter becomes 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane 
Mar 21
-28] During WW I Germany launches Somme offensive 
Mar 23
Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River 
Mar 23
Crépy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris, 256 killed 
Mar 23
Lithuania proclaims independence 
Mar 23
Paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp) 
Mar 25
The Belarusian People's Republic is established. 
Mar 27
Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania. 
Mar 30
Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2 
Mar 31
1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect 
Apr 1
Henry Miller's Theater opens at 124 W 43rd St NYC 
Apr 1
United Kingdom: the Royal Air Force is created from the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps. 
Apr 3
US House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler 
Apr 4
Battle of Somme ends 
Apr 4
Food riot in Amsterdam 
Apr 9
Latvia proclaims independence 
Apr 13
Electrical fire kills 38 mental patients at Oklahoma State Hospital 
Apr 14
Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane) 
Apr 15
Clemenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents 
Apr 18
Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play 
Apr 20
Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day. 
Apr 21
World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill. 
Apr 23
Battle of Zeebrugge ends 
Apr 23
Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea 
Apr 23
National Urban League forms 
Apr 27
Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped 
Apr 29
Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays 
Apr 30
Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen 
May 2
General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware. 
May 4
Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4 
May 10
HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor 
May 11
44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8 
May 13
1st US airmail stamps issued (24 cents) 
May 14
Sunday baseball is made legal in Washton, DC 
May 15
1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila & Wash DC) 
May 15
1st regular airmail service (between NY & Wash) inaugurated 
May 15
43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6 
May 15
44th Preakness: Charles Peak aboard Jack Hare Jr wins in 1:53.4 
May 15
Greeks troops lands at Smyrna 
May 15
Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game 
May 15
The Finnish Civil War ends. 
May 16
The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense. 
May 18
Dutch Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia 
May 18
TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, kills 200 
May 19
Wash 1st Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings 
May 20
1st electrically propelled warship (New Mexico) 
May 21
US House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote 
May 23
King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens 
May 24
Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19) 
May 24
Cleveland beats Yankees 3-2 in 19th inning 
May 26
Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia 
May 26
Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat. 
May 27
Battle of Aisne 
May 28
Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic 
Jun 1
Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis 
Jun 1
White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play 
Jun 1
Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden 
Jun 3
US Supreme Court in Hammer v. Dagenhart rules child labor laws unconstitutional 
Jun 6
Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st US victory of WW I 
Jun 8
Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered 
Jun 12
1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France 
Jun 13
Phillies & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings 
Jun 15
1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania 
Jun 15
50th Belmont: Frank Robinson aboard Johren wins in 2:20.6 
Jun 22
32nd US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats E E Goss (6-4 6-3) 
Jun 22
Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe Illinois) 
Jun 23
Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0 
Jun 25
Baku-Turkish communist party forms 
Jun 26
The Australian steamer Wimmera is sunk by a mine laid north of Cape Maria van Diemen in 1917 by the German raider Wolf; 26 of its 151 passengers and crew were killed 
Jun 28
1st flight between Hawaiian Islands 
Jul 3
SDAP'er Suze Groenweg elected 1st woman in Dutch parliament 
Jul 4
Altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa 
Jul 4
Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI ascends to the throne. 
Jul 8
Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple 
Jul 9
101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn 
Jul 9
Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal 
Jul 10
Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms 
Jul 12
Japanese battleship explodes in Bay of Tokayama, 500 killed 
Jul 14
Dutch government reclaims South seas 
Jul 15
2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I 
Jul 16
A Bolshevik firing squad at Ekaterinburg, Siberia, executes Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family 
Jul 17
Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings 
Jul 18
US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I 
Jul 19
German armies retreat across Marne River in France (WW I) 
Jul 19
Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Sec of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt 
Jul 20
World War I: German troops cross the Marne. 
Jul 21
U-156 shells Nauset Beach, in Orleans, Massachusetts. 
Jul 22
Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park 
Jul 25
Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of US, Calif 
Jul 25
Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed) 
Jul 26
Race riot in Philadelphia (3 whites & 1 black killed) 
Jul 27
Socony 200, 1st concrete barge in US, launched to carry oil, NY 
Aug 1
British troops enter Vladivostok 
Aug 1
Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings 
Aug 2
Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I. 
Aug 6
Ferdinand Foch becomes Marshal of France during WWI 
Aug 6
WWI: 2nd battle of the Marne ends 
Aug 8
WWI: The Battle of Amiens begins - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks, The end of trench warfare 
Aug 8
6 US soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command & shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more 
Aug 9
Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, & suspends him "for indifferent play" 
Aug 12
Battle of Amiens ends in WWI, Allieds beat Germans - the last great battle on the Western Front 
Aug 13
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany. 
Aug 15
1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania) 
Aug 15
Russia severs diplomatic ties with US 
Aug 16
US troops overthrows Archangelsk 
Aug 17
British troops attack Baku, Azerbaijan 
Aug 17
Samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000 
Aug 17
Turkish troops overthrow Caukasus 
Aug 17
Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated. 
Aug 19
Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" premieres in NYC 
Aug 20
Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I 
Aug 24
Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2) 
Aug 24
Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players 
Aug 26
W Smith & F Bacon's "Lightnin'" premieres in NYC 
Aug 27
Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army 
Aug 27
Dr Joseph L Johnson named minister to Liberia 
Aug 28
Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly 
Aug 29
Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive 
Aug 30
Czechoslovakia forms independent republic 
Aug 30
Fanya Kaplan shoots at Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia, attempting to assassinate him 
Aug 31
Boston Red Sox, win earliest AL pennent ever (season ended Sept 2) 
Sep 1
Baseball season ends due to WW I 
Sep 1
Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns 
Sep 1
US troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920 
Sep 3
38th US Men's Tennis: R L Murray beats William T Tilden (6-3 6-1 7-5) 
Sep 3
5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot (or Camp Logan riot); in all 19 mutineers were executed. 
Sep 3
Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line 
Sep 4
Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier 
Sep 4
US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months 
Sep 5
Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early 
Sep 5
Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia 
Sep 9
Dutch government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms 
Sep 10
Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers 
Sep 11
Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series 
Sep 12
During WW I, US forces launch an attack on German-occupied St Mihiel 
Sep 13
Train accident at Weesp Neth, kills 42 
Sep 15
CH Chubb gives Stonehenge to English state 
Sep 18
Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts 
Sep 20
Royal Dutch Blast furnace & Steel factory opens in Hague 
Sep 26
Battle of the Argonne, final major battle of WW I 
Sep 26
World War I: Battle of Meuse. 
Sep 29
Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line 
Oct 1
World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus. 
Oct 3
Boris becomes king of Bulgaria 
Oct 3
Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria abdicates the throne in favour of his eldest son Tsar Boris III 
Oct 3
Selwyn Theater opens at 229 W 42nd St NYC 
Oct 4
Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC 
Oct 6
US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die 
Oct 8
American soldier Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans 
Oct 10
Baden's Geisz forms government 
Oct 11
Major Tsumani shakes Caribbean 
Oct 12
Cloquet fire kills 453 and injures or displaces 52,000 people 
Oct 15
British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6 
Oct 17
De Kooy airport in Netherlands opens 
Oct 17
Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic 
Oct 18
Czechoslovakia declares Independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire 
Oct 18
NHL's Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P J Quinn 
Oct 18
Russian 10th Army drives out White armies of Tsaritsyn (Stalingrad) 
Oct 20
In order to secure an armistice, Germany agrees to further concessions 
Oct 21
Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min 
Oct 25
Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die 
Oct 26
Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe 
Oct 28
Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up 
Oct 30
Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state 
Oct 31
Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week 
Oct 31
Short-lived Banat Republic founded in territory where Romania, Hungary and Serbia meet 
Nov 1
102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn 
Nov 1
Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians 
Nov 3
Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves 
Nov 3
Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I 
Nov 4
Kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors 
Nov 6
Republic of Poland proclaimed 
Nov 6
Supreme commander of the army Gen Cutters resigns 
Nov 7
Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets 
Nov 7
United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed 
Nov 7
Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff" premieres in Petrograd 
Nov 7
The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year. 
Nov 7
Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria. 
Nov 8
Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs 
Nov 9
Bavaria proclaims itself a republic 
Nov 9
Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I 
Nov 9
Republic Germany proclaimed 
Nov 10
German emperor Wilhelm II flees to Netherlands 
Nov 10
Independence of Poland proclaimed by Józef Pilsudski 
Nov 10
The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, NS received a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC) that said on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air. 
Nov 11
Dutch SDAP leader Troelstra announces revolution 
Nov 11
Emperor Charles I of Austria abdicates 
Nov 11
Poland declares independence 
Nov 11
Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect, WW I hostilities end at 11.00 am 
Nov 12
Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic 
Nov 13
Prince Friedrich, last reigning Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, abdicates 
Nov 13
Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk 
Nov 13
Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg 
Nov 14
Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as president 
Nov 16
Hungarian People's Republic declared 
Nov 17
Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH 
Nov 18
Brussels free Stofnar 
Nov 18
Latvia declares independence from Russia 
Nov 21
2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die 
Nov 21
Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland 
Nov 21
The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth. 
Nov 22
Grand Duke Frederik II, the last Grand Duke of Baden, resigns 
Nov 22
King Albert I's triumphant procession through Brussels 
Nov 22
Marshal J Pilsudski becomes 1st president (dictator) of Poland 
Nov 22
Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov) 
Nov 24
Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party 
Nov 26
The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia. 
Nov 28
Emperor Wilhelm of Prussia & Germany abdicates 
Nov 28
Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania. 
Nov 29
Serbia annexes Montenegro 
Dec 1
Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence under Danish crown 
Dec 1
Serbian-Croatian-Slovic kingdom proclaimed in Belgrade 
Dec 1
Yugoslavia declares independence; monarchy established 
Dec 4
Pres Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st chief executive to travel outside US while in office 
Dec 5
Oil refinery on Curacao opens 
Dec 9
French troops occupies Mainz 
Dec 10
John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League 
Dec 13
US army of occupation crosses Rhine, enters Germany 
Dec 13
Wilson, becomes 1st to make a foreign visit as president (France) 
Dec 14
Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC 
Dec 15
American Jewish Congress holds it's 1st meeting 
Dec 16
Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds 
Dec 19
Robert Ripley began his "Believe It or Not" column (NY Globe) 
Dec 20
Eugene O'Neill's "Moon of the Caribees" premieres in NYC 
Dec 21
Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000 
Dec 26
1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW) 
Dec 27
The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins. 
Dec 30
John E Hoover decides to be called J. Edgar Hoover 
Dec 31
Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager 
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