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-'''1918''' (MCMXVIII) was the 918th year of the 2nd millennium, the 18th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1910s decade. +The '''Representation of the People Act 1918''' was an [[Act of Parliament]] passed to reform the [[elections in the United Kingdom|electoral system]] in Great Britain and Ireland. It is sometimes known as the '''Fourth Reform Act'''. This act was the first to include practically all men in the political system and began the inclusion of women, extending the franchise by 5.6 million men.
-== Events ==+==See also==
-* [[February 6]] – [[Women's suffrage in the United Kingdom]]: [[Representation of the People Act 1918|Representation of the People Act]] gives most women over 30 the vote.+* [[Reform Act]]
-* [[March 26]] – Dr. [[Marie Stopes]] publishes her influential book ''[[Married Love]]'' in the U.K.+* [[Women's suffrage in the United Kingdom]]
-* [[July 17]] – [[Execution of the Romanov family]] by order of the [[Bolshevik Party]]+* [[Women in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom]]
-* [[August 30]] - In response to the [[October Revolution]] in Russia, [[Vladimir Lenin]] is shot and wounded by [[Fanny Kaplan]] in Moscow, but survives.+
-* [[November 11]] - End of [[World War I|WWI]] and [[Armistice with Germany (Compiègne)]]+
-== Art and culture ==+
-*[[Jean Cocteau]] meets [[Raymond Radiguet]]+
-*End of [[World War I]]+
-*Start of [[Weimar Republic]]+
-*[[March 23]] - [[Dada Manifesto (1918) by Tristan Tzara|Dada Manifesto]] by Tristan Tzara+
-==Film==+
-*''[[Es werde Licht!]]''+
-== Literature ==+
-*''[[Twenty-Five Poems]]'' by Tzara +
-*''[[Calligrammes]]'' by Guillaume Apollinaire+
-== Visual arts ==+
-*First version of ''[[L.H.O.O.Q.]]''+
-*[[Red and Blue Chair]] by Gerrit Rietveld+
-*''[[Suprematist Composition: White on White]]'' by Kazimir Malevich+
- +
-== Births ==+
-* [[January 20]] - [[Juan García Esquivel]], Mexican bandleader (d. [[2002]])+
-* [[January 26]] - [[Philip José Farmer]], American writer (d. [[2009]])+
-* [[February 2]] – [[Hella Haasse]], Dutch writer (d. [[2011]])+
-* [[February 15]] – [[Allan Arbus]], American actor (''[[M*A*S*H (TV series)|M*A*S*H]]'') (d. [[2013]])+
-* [[February 16]] – [[Patty Andrews]], American singer ([[The Andrews Sisters]]) (d. [[2013]])+
-* [[February 26]] - [[Theodore Sturgeon]], American writer (d. [[1985]])+
-* [[March 9]] - [[Mickey Spillane]], American writer (d. [[2006]])+
-* [[March 12]] – [[Elaine de Kooning]], American artist (d. [[1989]])+
-* [[April 16]] – [[Spike Milligan]], Irish comedian (d. [[2002]])+
-* [[April 18]] - [[Gabriel Axel]], Danish film director (d. [[2014]])+
-* April 18 – [[André Bazin]], French film critic and theorist (d. 1958)+
-* [[April 23]] – [[James Kirkup]], a prolific English poet, translator and travel writer (d. 2009) +
-* [[July 14]] - [[Ingmar Bergman]], Swedish film director (d. [[2007]])+
-* [[August 9]] – [[Robert Aldrich]], American film director (d. 1983)+
-* [[August 25]] – [[Leonard Bernstein]], American composer and conductor (d. [[1990]])+
-* [[September 24]] – [[Richard Hoggart]], British academic (d. 2004)+
-* [[October 16]] – [[Louis Althusser]], French philosopher (d. [[1990]])+
-* [[October 17]] – [[Rita Hayworth]], American actress (d. [[1987]])+
-* [[December 11]] – [[Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn]], Russian writer, [[Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize]] laureate (d. [[2008]])+
-==Deaths==+
-* [[March 25]] - [[Claude Debussy]], French composer (b. [[1862]])+
-* [[April 18]] – [[Otto Wagner]], Austro-Hungarian architect and urban planner (b. [[1841]])+
-* [[June 27]] – [[Joséphin Péladan]], French occultist (b. [[1858]])+
-* [[September 28]] - [[Georg Simmel]], German sociologist and philosopher (b. [[1858]])+
-* [[October 31]] - [[Egon Schiele]], Austrian artist (b. [[1890]])+
-* [[November 9]] - [[Guillaume Apollinaire]], French poet (b. [[1880]])+
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The Representation of the People Act 1918 was an Act of Parliament passed to reform the electoral system in Great Britain and Ireland. It is sometimes known as the Fourth Reform Act. This act was the first to include practically all men in the political system and began the inclusion of women, extending the franchise by 5.6 million men.

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