What Happened on August 19, 1915

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • British liner "SS Arabic" sunk by German submarine without warning leaving Liverpool for New York; killing 44. Creates diplomatic incident
  • Rationing laws go into effect in Netherlands
  • World War I: the Battle of Van begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), born in Chicago, Illinois