What Happened on January 7, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
  • In response to pressure from President Wilson, Germany notifies the US State Department that it will abide by strict international rules of maritime warfare

Famous Birthdays

  • Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae CeauČ™escu (d. 1989)
  • Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
  • Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)