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  • Alba Iulia, Romania
    Sunday Dec 1, 1918

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Union of Transylvania With Romania

    Alba Iulia, Romania
    Sunday Dec 1, 1918

    On 1 December, the Union of Transylvania with Romania was officiated by the elected representatives of the Romanian people of Transylvania, who proclaimed a union with Romania. Later the Transylvanian Saxons and Banat Swabians also supported the union.




  • Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Thursday Dec 5, 1918

    Armenian Genocide

    Lt. Hasan Maruf

    Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Thursday Dec 5, 1918

    Lt. Hasan Maruf of the Ottoman army describes how a population of a village were taken all together and then burned. The Commander of the Third Army Vehib's 12-page affidavit, which was dated 5 December 1918, was presented in the Trebizond (Trabzon) trial series (29 March 1919) included in the Key Indictment, reporting such a mass burning of the population of an entire village near Muş: "The shortest method for disposing of the women and children concentrated in the various camps was to burn them".




  • Stockholm, Swedan
    Tuesday Dec 10, 1918

    Max Planck

    The Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Swedan
    Tuesday Dec 10, 1918

    The discovery of Planck's constant enabled him to define a new universal set of physical units (such as the Planck length and the Planck mass), all based on fundamental physical constants upon which much of quantum theory is based. In recognition of Planck's fundamental contribution to a new branch of physics, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1918 (he actually received the award in 1919).




  • Ireland
    Saturday Dec 14, 1918

    Irish War of Independence

    The Republican party Sinn Féin won a landslide victory in Ireland

    Ireland
    Saturday Dec 14, 1918

    In the December 1918 election, the republican party Sinn Féin won a landslide victory in Ireland.




  • Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Saturday Dec 21, 1918

    Armenian Genocide

    Trabzon

    Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Saturday Dec 21, 1918

    Trabzon was the main city in Trabzon province; Oscar S. Heizer, the American consul at Trabzon, reported: "This plan did not suit Nail Bey ... Many of the children were loaded into boats and taken out to sea and thrown overboard". Hafiz Mehmet, a Turkish deputy serving Trabzon, testified during a 21 December 1918 parliamentary session of the Chamber of Deputies that "the district's governor loaded the Armenians into barges and had them thrown overboard".




  • Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Romania
    Tuesday Dec 24, 1918

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Entering Kolozsvár

    Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Romania
    Tuesday Dec 24, 1918

    On 24 December, units of the Romanian Army entered Kolozsvár.




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