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Historical events in 1918 see what famous scandalous and important events happened in 1918 or search by date or keyword. Articles on events in 1918 strange meeting for war poet owens brother soldier poet wilfred owen was killed on this day a death that his brother would learn about in a strange way. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history it was caused by an h1n1 virus with genes of avian origin although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated it spread worldwide during 1918 1919. Events january march january the world tomorrow pacifist magazine begins publication january 8 president woodrow wilson delivers his fourteen points speech february 21 the last carolina parakeet the last breed of parrot native to the eastern us a male named incas dies at cincinnati zoo march the liberator socialist magazine begins publication. One hundred years ago the 1918 influenza pandemic devastated entire communities and took an estimated 675000 american lives it was the most severe pandemic in recent history sweeping the globe quickly and killing more than 50 million people. 191894 ventilation and atmospheric conditions see also 19182 definitions of hazardous cargo materials substance or atmosphere and ro ro operations