The Year is 1918


On January 14, 1918, the first successful transatlantic telephone call was made between New York City and London.

On November 11, 1918, World War I officially ended with the signing of the armistice between the Allied powers and Germany.

The 1918 flu pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu, was one of the deadliest pandemics in history. It is estimated that it infected one-third of the world's population and killed between 20-50 million people.

The first Ford Model T was built in 1908, but by 1918 the company had produced over one million units.

Women's suffrage in the United States: on January 10, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson delivered a speech to the U.S. Congress, calling for a constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote.

In 1918, the National Football League (NFL) was formed in the United States, making it the oldest professional sports league in North America.

In 1918, the first airmail service in the United States was established between New York City and Washington, D.C.

In 1918, the first motion picture with synchronized sound, "The Perfect Woman," was released in the United Kingdom.

On November 5, 1918, the Boston Red Sox won their fifth World Series Title, sweeping the Chicago Cubs in four games.

1918 was the year in which the first income tax was introduced in Canada, as part of the War Measures Act.

These are just a few of the many interesting events that took place in 1918, a year that marked the end of one of the most devastating wars in history and the beginning of major social and technological changes.

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