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1918

The allied forces took back Bellau Wood, France from the Germans in a battle that cost the lives of 285 American officers and 7,600 enlisted men. General J.J. Pershing, known admiringly as "Black Jack," addressed French officials.

The World War ended in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

A coal shortage forced the closure of all Broadway theaters from February through April.

Edison Records released a popular series of novelty recordings, including mimmick John Orren's impersonations of an orchestra tuning, chickens singing and a saw mill.

The war influenced popular music. Hit songs included Would You Rather Be A Colonel With An Eagle On Your Shoulder Or A Private With A Chicken On Your Knee?, I'd Like To See The Kaiser With A Lily In His Hand, and General Pershing Will Cross The Rhine.



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