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Movie history events from 1918

Americans and French enter Berlin. (Berlin) (Casablanca)

Spanish flu kills 1% of the world's population. (Contagion)

Mr. Gateau makes a clock that ticks backwards. With time moving back, he wishes that maybe his dead son, killed in the first World War, would return home. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Cole Porter meets Linda Lee Thomas. (Paris) (De-lovely)

Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the last time in 86 years. (Fever Pitch)

John Kinsella first sees a big city when he returns from The Great War in France. (Field of Dreams)

The Chicago White Sox lose the World Series. (Field of Dreams)

Clive Candy shoots a German soldier. (Flanders) (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Dr. Cullens bites the dying Edward who is sick with the Spanish influenza. He becomes vampire. (Twilight)

Future vampire Edward Cullen is born. (Twilight)

Tuesday 8th January: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson discusses the aims of the United States in World War I and outlines his "14 Points" for achieving a lasting peace in Europe. (Washington, D.C.) (Wilson)

Sunday 3rd February: Joey Bishop is born. (Bronx, New York) (The Rat Pack)

Thursday 14th February: Harold Angel is born. (New York ) (Angel Heart)

Friday 22nd February: Swept along by hysterical fears of treacherous German spies and domestic labor violence, the Montana legislature passes a Sedition Law that severely restricts freedom of speech and assembly. (Montana) (Legends of the Fall)

Saturday 13th April: Captain Spaulding born. (House of 1000 Corpses)

Saturday 20th April: Susannah Fincannon writes to Tristan asking if he will ever return and about Alfred's successful business ventures. (Legends of the Fall)

Sunday 21st April: Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious German flying ace known as the (Somme River, France) (The Red Baron)

Thursday 25th April: Thomas Button marries Caroline. They will be the parents of Benjamin Button. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Thursday 4th July: Steve Rogers is born. (Captain America: The First Avenger)

Monday 8th July: Ernest Hemingway is severely wounded while carrying a companion to safety on the Austro-Italian front during World War I. (In Love and War)

Sunday 14th July: Quentin Roosevelt is shot down and killed by a German Fokker plane. (Marne River, France.) (The Wind and the Lion)

Wednesday 17th July: Czar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their children are shot to death by the Bolsheviks during the 1917 Russian Revolution, which brought Communism to Russia. (Russia) (Nicholas and Alexandra)

Thursday 18th July: Nelson Mandela is born. (Mvezo, South Africa) (Invictus)

August: A battle takes place and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band shows up. (Fleu'de Coup) (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

October: Paul Baumer is killed a month before the Armistice ending The Great War. (All Quiet on the Western Front)

October: T.E. Lawrence and Prince Feisal conquer Damascus; Lawrence returns to Britain. (Lawrence of Arabia)

Tuesday 8th October: Alvin C. York is credited with single-handedly killing 25 German soldiers and capturing 132 in the Argonne Forest. (France) (Sergeant York)

Tuesday 8th October: American troops rush the German trenches, incurring heavy losses due to German machine gun nests. Sgt. Alvin York, being the only noncom left alive, assumes command and turns the German trenches into a turkey shoot. (Corday, France) (Sergeant York)

November: As the Great War ends in Germany, art dealer Max Rothman befriends art student Adolf Hitler. (Max)

Monday 4th November: British poet Wilfred Owen is killed in action. (Sambre Canal) (War Requiem)

Monday 11th November: Benjamin Button is born. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Wednesday 27th November: Stockbroker Richard Hardy is arrested for the shooting and attempted murder of Burmese Ivory King Hishuru Tori. Hardy is merely taking the fall for his wife Edith, who shot Tori, to whom she owed $10,000, in order to thwart a rape attempt after he had branded her shoulder. (New York, New York) (The Cheat)

Wednesday 4th December: Woodrow Wilson departs on the first European trip by a U.S. President. (Wilson)


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