What Happened on March 15, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea
  • Gen Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay 10 for 10 months
  • University of Ghent taken under Dutch control

Famous Birthdays

  • Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • Harry James, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable), born in Albany, Georgia