Married women over 30 granted the vote.
House of Commons votes to allow women MPs.
Germany signs armistice with Allies. Though the First World War only formally ends with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles the following June, all fighting ceases as of this date.
Peace treaty signed at Versailles, formally ending the First World War.
Theatre mogul Sir Oswald Stoll establishes film studio at Cricklewood.
Alf's Button (d. Cecil Hepworth)
Wuthering Heights (d. A.V. Bramble)
Paramount British opens Famous Players studio at Islington, employing a young title writer called Alfred Hitchcock.
Miners' strike begins
First elections held for the Northern Ireland Parliament. Unionists win 40 seats, Nationalists and Sinn Fein six apiece.
Charlie Chaplin visits England
Provisional Government of the 26 southern counties of Ireland is established by treaty. The six counties of Northern Ireland remain in the United Kingdom.
Squibs series (d. George Pearson)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (d. Maurice Elvey)
British National Film League formed for protection and development of British film industry.
Ultimatum issued to IRA to vacate occupied buildings in Dublin is followed by bombardment and the start of the Irish Civil War
Lloyd George's coalition government falls following the withdrawal of Unionist support.
Bell and Howell and Kodak agree on 16mm standard for amateur film makers. Eastman-Kodak reversal 16mm film marketed following year.
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