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18 January 1916

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  • Gilbert Hill enlists for service
  • German Gefreiter (Private) Paul Arnold conducts the second flight of the world’s first all-metal aircraft, the Junkers J1, reaching an altitude of only 80 metres following a 200 metre takeoff run. The aircraft’s variable incidence stabilizer is recalibrated and Leutnant Theodor Mallinckrodt makes a second flight, this time reaching an altitude of 900 metres
  • The Austro-Hungarian army claims a complete victory in Galicia and Bukovina
  • Germans evacuate the southern Cameroons, retiring into Spanish territory
  • The Russian army takes Hassan-Kala in Armenia