What Happened in 1915 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 283 of 283

  • Sep 9 Association for study of Negro Life & History forms by Carter G Woodson

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Sep 16 Tsar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma

  • Sep 16 US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years
  • Sep 18 Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
  • Sep 21 Cecil Chubb buys Stonehenge for £6,600
  • Sep 21 Emanuel Querido ("Kerido") begins publishing Querido
  • Sep 22 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
  • Sep 22 Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its 1st class
  • Sep 22 Xavier University, 1st Black Catholic College in US, opens in NO LA
  • Sep 25 Battle of Loos commenced, lasted until 14th October. Chlorine gas deployed by the British was blown back into their own trenches: 59,000 British & 26,000 German casualties
  • Sep 25 The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
  • Sep 28 Battle of Kut-el-Amara: British defeat Turks in Mesopotamia
  • Sep 29 1st transcontinental radio telephone message is sent
  • Sep 29 British army conquerors Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamia
  • Sep 29 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
  • Sep 29 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 29 Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta
  • Sep 29 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
  • Sep 30 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • Oct 3 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley, Nevada
  • Oct 4 Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established
  • Oct 5 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • Oct 5 Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing
  • Oct 8 Battle of Loos, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed
  • Oct 8 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally
  • Oct 9 Belgrade Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
  • Oct 9 Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, NY
  • Oct 9 Louis Kaufmans "Unchastened Woman" premieres in NYC

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Oct 9 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Oct 11 Bulgarian anti Serbian offensive begins
  • Oct 11 Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners

CommunicationModel T

Oct 12 Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile

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Oct 12 Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citzens who identify themselves with dual nationalities

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Oct 13 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
  • Oct 16 Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
  • Oct 18 3rd Italian offensive at Isonzo
  • Oct 19 Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria
  • Oct 19 US bankers arrange a $500 million loan to the British and French
  • Oct 21 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris

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Oct 21 William Jennings Bryan's successor as US Secretary of State, Robert Lansing, sends a note to Britain protesting interference with US shipping

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Oct 23 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)
  • Oct 23 25,000 women march in New York City demanding right to vote
  • Oct 25 Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia
  • Oct 27 Andrew Fisher is replaced as Labour Prime Minister by William 'Billy' Hughes, who will advocate a more active role for Australians in the war
  • Oct 28 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
  • Oct 29 Aristide Briand becomes Prime Minister of France for the 3rd time

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Oct 29 Tomáš Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Nov 1 Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
  • Nov 2 First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Nov 6 1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok)
  • Nov 6 Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government
  • Nov 8 An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedos and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning; over 200 lives lost
  • Nov 12 Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice archipelago
  • Nov 12 Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry
  • Nov 14 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 20 7th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Rowing, 13-7
  • Nov 23 On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day
  • Nov 24 Serbian leader flees to Albania
  • Nov 29 Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.
  • Nov 30 St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin
  • Dec 1 The US requests that Germany withdraw its military and naval attaches from the Embassy in Washington
  • Dec 3 General Joseph Joffre becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies
  • Dec 4 F F Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Dec 4 Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Ga
  • Dec 4 Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco

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Dec 4 Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe 'to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas'

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Dec 8 Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony in E premieres

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Dec 8 John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" appears anonymously in "Punch" magazine

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • Dec 12 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau, Germany
  • Dec 12 Aristide Briand forms French war government
  • Dec 12 Russian troops overrun Hamadan, Persia
  • Dec 14 Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion
  • Dec 20 Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia
  • Dec 20 Final withdraw of all allied troops from Anzac Cove
  • Dec 21 10.17" (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)
  • Dec 22 Federal Baseball League disolved
  • Dec 22 Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati
  • Dec 23 J Kern/S Greene's musical "Very Good Eddie" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 25 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • Dec 27 US Iron and Steel workers begin a 3-week strike in Ohio for a eight-hour-day; they are successful as the US needs steel for armaments
  • Dec 28 SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
  • Dec 28 Today the British Cabinet recognizes the true nature of the war by deciding to institute compulsory military service, with single men to be conscripted before married ones
  • Dec 30 Cromarty Harbour, Scotland - British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 504

  • May 10 John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, British peer
  • May 10 Monica Dickens, author/founder (US Samaritians)
  • May 10 Salah Abou Seif, director
  • May 12 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001)
  • May 13 John Habakkuk, principal (Jesus College in Oxford)
  • May 14 Harry Joseph Chick Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers)
  • May 15 Maurice B Latey, commentator (BBC World Service)
  • May 15 Paul A Samuelson, economist (1970 Nobel, 1947 John Bates Clark Medal)
  • May 15 Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
  • May 17 Joseph D Craggs, electrical engineer
  • May 18 Leon Shenandoah, native American leader
  • May 20 Moshe Dayan, Israeli general/minister of Defense
  • May 20 Peter Copley, actor (Victim, King & Country)
  • May 23 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • May 25 Daniel Wolf, journalist
  • May 26 Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)
  • May 26 Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)
  • May 27 Herman Wouk, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • May 28 Scott McKay, Pleasantville Iowa, actor (Stage Door)
  • May 28 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist
  • May 28 Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
  • May 29 David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
  • May 29 Igor Buketoff, Hartford Conn, conductor (Iceland Symph 1964-65)
  • May 29 Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
  • May 29 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
  • May 30 Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer
  • Jun 1 John Randolph, actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 2 Lester del Rey, US, sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)
  • Jun 2 Robert Moffat Palmer, American composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2010)
  • Jun 2 Walter Tetley, animation voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 2 Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)
  • Jun 2 Florence Holway, Massachusetts, 75 year old rape victim and activist, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 3 Iris Meredith, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Son of Davy Crockett)
  • Jun 4 Modibo Keita, president of Mali (1960-68)
  • Jun 4 Walter Hadlee, cricketer (father of Richard & Dayle), New Zealand batsman 40's
  • Jun 5 Alfred Kazin, US writer/literature critic (Inmost Leaf)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Ware, founder (MENSA)
  • Jun 6 Vincent Persichetti, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
  • Jun 8 Gustaaf AWC baron van Hemert Dingshof, (mayor-Maarn Neth)
  • Jun 8 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 9 Jane Cowan, cello teacher
  • Jun 9 Les Paul, Waukesha Wi, guitarist/inventor (Les Paul guitar)
  • Jun 9 Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) Waukesha Wisconsin, American musician and inventor

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Jun 10 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
  • Jun 10 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 11 David Kindersley, font designer/cutter
  • Jun 11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • Jun 12 David Rockefeller, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
  • Jun 12 Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 13 J Donald Budge, US tennis player (1st to hold world's 4 major titles)
  • Jun 16 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), born in Lithuania (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Mariano Rumor, premier Italy
  • Jun 16 John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • Jun 17 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Arthur Fagg, cricketer (dual double-centuries in a game for Kent 1938)
  • Jun 18 Red Adair, oilman (fought oil fires in Kuwait)
  • Jun 18 Victor Legley, composer
  • Jun 19 Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
  • Jun 20 Terence Young, Shanghai China, director (Dr No, Thunderball)
  • Jun 20 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • Jun 23 Dennis Price, Twyford England, actor (Adventurers, Millionairess)
  • Jun 23 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
  • Jun 24 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • Jun 24 Fred Hoyle, cosmologist (proposed steady-state universe theory)
  • Jun 25 Peter Lind Hayes, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 26 Paul Castellano, American mafia boss (d. 1985)
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author
  • Jun 27 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, musician
  • Jun 28 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Jun 30 Charles Rowe, cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946))
  • Jul 1 Jean Stafford, US writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter)
  • Jul 1 Viscount Leverhulm, English large landowner (Unilever)
  • Jul 1 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • Jul 1 Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon (d. 2001)
  • Jul 2 8th duke of Wellington, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 2 Bert Decorte, Flemish poet
  • Jul 4 Christine Lavant, writer
  • Jul 4 Jimmie Rogers, singer (Sugar Hill Time), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 5 John Woodruff, American athlete (d. 2007)
  • Jul 6 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon)
  • Jul 7 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • Jul 8 Charles Hard Townes, Greenville SC, physicist (developed lasers)
  • Jul 9 David Leo Diamond, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jul 11 Colin Purdie Kelly, US, 1st US air hero (during WW II)
  • Jul 11 George Ivan Smith, diplomat
  • Jul 12 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer
  • Jul 15 Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
  • Jul 15 Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
  • Jul 16 Barnard Hughes, Bedford Hills NY, (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends)
  • Jul 16 Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, deputy speaker (House of Lords)
  • Jul 16 Edward Miller, Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge)
  • Jul 17 Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 17 Dorothy Poynton-Hill, US, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • Jul 17 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer
  • Jul 17 Habib Rajab, Durban, South African, a trader and collector of oriental art
  • Jul 18 Anthony Cox, English architect
  • Jul 18 Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter
  • Jul 21 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), born in London (d. 2002)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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