1918

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Events

  • January 28 - The 1918 Porvenir Massacre takes place when Texas Rangers, U.S. Cavalry soldiers, and local ranchers killed 15 unarmed Mexican villagers, both men and boys.
  • March 3 - The Central Powers and Bolshevist Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, ending Russia's involvement in World War I.
  • May 23 - The Axeman of New Orleans commits his first confirmed murder when he breaks into the home of Joseph and Catherine Maggio, killing them both.
  • July 16 to 17 - The Execution of the Romanov family: deposed Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, and five children are executed by Bolsheviks on the orders of Vladimir Lenin.
  • August 30 - Vladimir Lenin survives an assassination attempt after being shot by a Jewish woman named Fanny Kaplan at an arms factory in south Moscow.
  • September 3 - Beginning of the Red Terror in Russia.
  • October - The Communist Party of Lithuania is founded.
  • October 4 - Enver Pasha is dismissed as Ottoman Minister of War.
  • October 8 - Talaat Pasha is removed as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire, ending the Young Turks' control of the empire.
  • November 9 - Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates as German Emperor.
  • December 14 - President of Portugal Sidónio Pais is assassinated in Lisbon by left-wing political activist José Júlio da Costa.
  • December 30 - The Communist Party of Germany is founded.

Births

Villain births

Victim births

  • December 25 - Anwar Sadat

Deaths

Villain deaths

Victim deaths

  • February 8 - Jim McIlherron
  • May 23 - Joseph and Catherine Maggio
  • December 14 - Sidónio Pais