What Happened in 1916 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 297 of 297

  • Aug 25 US Department of Interior forms National Park Service
  • Aug 26 Philadelphia A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleve, 5-0
  • Aug 26 Yanks turn triple-play beating Browns 10-6
  • Aug 27 Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary
  • Aug 28 Germany declares war on Romania
  • Aug 28 Italy declares war against Germany
  • Aug 29 Congress creates US Naval Reserve
  • Aug 29 Transport ship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1,000 die
  • Aug 29 US Congress accepts Jones Act: Philippines independence

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Aug 29 General Paul von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German chief of staff

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Aug 30 Boston's Dutch Leonard no-hits St Louis Browns, 4-0
  • Aug 31 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London
  • Sep 1 Bulgaria declares war on Romania
  • Sep 1 US Keating-Owen Act (child labor banned from interstate commerce)
  • Sep 3 Allies turned back Germans in Battle of Verdun
  • Sep 3 US President Wilson signs Adamson Act, providing an 8-hour day on interstate railroads, preventing a national railroad strike
  • Sep 4 Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown final baseball game
  • Sep 5 36th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats William Johnston (4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4)

1stFirst Supermarket

Sep 6 1st true supermarket, the "Piggly Wiggly" is opened by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Sep 7 Giants beat Brooklyn 4-1, to launch NY's record 26-game winning streak
  • Sep 7 Workmen's Compensation Act passed by Congress
  • Sep 8 US President Wilson signs the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax
  • Sep 11 German troops conquer Kavalla Greece
  • Sep 11 The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses during reconstruction, killing 11 men, following initially total collapsed on August 29, 1907.
  • Sep 14 Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game
  • Sep 15 First use of tanks in warfare, "Little Willies" at Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the Battle of the Somme
  • Sep 17 40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right

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Sep 17 The Red Baron [Manfred von Richthofen], WWI flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • Sep 19 First landing at Schiphol Airport, Netherlands (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg)
  • Sep 19 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa
  • Sep 24 Indians' Marty Kavanaugh, hits AL's 1st pinch-hit grand slam
  • Sep 26 Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions
  • Sep 27 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
  • Sep 27 Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees a palace coup by his aunt Zauditu

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Sep 29 American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • Sep 30 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
  • Sep 30 Eleftherios Venizelos announces he is forming a Provisional Government in Crete as an alternative to the one in Athens; he is determined to bring Greece into the war on the side of the Allies
  • Oct 2 Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year
  • Oct 2 San Diego Zoo founded
  • Oct 4 Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time

BattleBattle of Interest

Oct 5 Adolf Hitler is wounded in the left thigh by an exploding shell during the Battle of the Somme

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman
  • Oct 7 The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters

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Oct 9 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 10 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
  • Oct 11 6th College Football Crab Bowl Classic; Navy beats Maryland 14-7 in College Park
  • Oct 12 Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series
  • Oct 14 Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.
  • Oct 14 The Perm State University was founded in Russia.
  • Oct 16 Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus

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Oct 16 Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Oct 16 T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • Oct 17 Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage
  • Oct 19 France extends formal recognition of the Provisional Government in Crete proclaimed Eleftherios Venizelos
  • Oct 24 Moroccan troops capture Ft Douaumont
  • Oct 26 Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
  • Oct 27 Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.
  • Oct 28 Australian government holds a national referendum seeking support for the proposal of compulsory conscription; it is rejected
  • Oct 31 Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 1 Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
  • Nov 2 Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France
  • Nov 3 Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar

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Nov 5 Emperors Wilhelm II (Germany) and Franz Jozef I (Austria-Hungary) establish the kingdom of Poland

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Nov 5 Second Chamber accept initial impetus to general males/female suffrage
  • Nov 5 The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.
  • Nov 7 Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns Tsar of uprising

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Nov 13 British offensive at Ancre, Belgium
  • Nov 13 Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.

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Nov 15 William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Nov 16 Eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 16 I Berlin/V Herbert/H Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
  • Nov 16 Russian La Satannaya ammunition factory explodes, killing 1,000
  • Nov 18 General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) - over 1 million killed or wounded

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Nov 19 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Nov 21 HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.
  • Nov 24 Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing's troops will withdraw and each nation's army will guard the border. President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it
  • Nov 26 Greece declares war on Germany
  • Nov 26 Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched'
  • Nov 28 1st German air attack on London
  • Nov 29 US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
  • Nov 30 Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Dec 1 There is virtual civil war in Greece as royalists fight Venizelist, and the Allies determine on a Venizelist victory
  • Dec 2 Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract
  • Dec 6 German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest
  • Dec 6 World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
  • Dec 7 David Lloyd George replaces resigning H. H. Asquith as British PM
  • Dec 11 David Lloyd George forms British war government
  • Dec 13 Avalanche kills 10,000 Austrian & Italian troops in 24 hrs in Tyrol
  • Dec 13 Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsons premieres in Dublin
  • Dec 13 French chief of staff Joffre replaced by Nivelle
  • Dec 14 America's first board certified doctors are named by the American Board of Ophthalmology following an examination at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, TN
  • Dec 15 French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun
  • Dec 19 Suriname Bauxite Company forms in Paramaribo
  • Dec 23 World War I: Battle of Magdhaba - Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
  • Dec 26 Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 483

  • May 20 Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
  • May 20 Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
  • May 21 Harold Robbins, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Joseph Janni, producer
  • May 21 Leonard Manasseh, architect
  • May 21 Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
  • May 22 Gordon Binkerd, composer
  • May 23 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • May 23 Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
  • May 24 Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
  • May 25 Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
  • May 25 Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
  • May 26 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)
  • May 26 Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
  • May 27 Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)
  • May 28 C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite) [or Aug 28]
  • May 28 Gerald McArthur, detective
  • May 28 Walker Percy, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 29 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), born in Lenoir, North Carolina (d.1995)
  • May 30 Joseph W Kennedy, scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)
  • May 31 Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)
  • May 31 John Vivyan, actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life)
  • May 31 Judy Campbell, actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie)
  • Jun 3 Leo Gorcey, actor (Mannequin, Road to Zanzibar), (b. 1916 or 1917), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • Jun 4 Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
  • Jun 4 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes)
  • Jun 4 Robert Furchgott, Charleston South Carolina, American Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • Jun 5 Eddie Joost, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Jack Sutherland, journalist
  • Jun 5 Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • Jun 8 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (d. 2007)
  • Jun 9 Robert S McNamara, US Sec of Defense (1961-68)/head (World Bank)
  • Jun 10 Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
  • Jun 12 Irwin Allen, director (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Ivan Tors, TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper)
  • Jun 14 Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
  • Jun 14 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, composer
  • Jun 14 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jun 15 Marshall Field IV, publisher/editor (Chic Daily News, Sunday Times)
  • Jun 16 Francis Lopez, composer
  • Jun 16 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)
  • Jun 17 Einar Englund, composer
  • Jun 17 Victor Dalby Lord, ficticious character on One Life to Live
  • Jun 18 John Young, actor/TV panelist (Masquerade Party)
  • Jun 19 Pat Buttram, actor (Mr Haney-Green Acres)
  • Jun 19 George Pravda, Prague, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), (d. 1985)
  • Jun 20 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)
  • Jun 20 William Balchin, geographer
  • Jun 20 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
  • Jun 21 Joe Bamford, British manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 22 Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • Jun 23 Irene Worth, [Hattie Abrams], Nebraska, actress (Nicolas & Alexandra)
  • Jun 23 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • Jun 24 John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • Jun 25 Theodore P Toynbee, British journalist/writer (Savage Days, Barricade)
  • Jun 26 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist
  • Jun 27 Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer
  • Jun 27 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, composer
  • Jun 29 David Donaldson, painter
  • Jun 29 Ruth Warwick, St Joseph, Missouri, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children)
  • Jul 1 Olivia de Havilland, actress (the Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 2 Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
  • Jul 2 Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • Jul 2 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • Jul 4 Tokyo Rose, [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], propagandist (WW II)
  • Jul 6 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1970)
  • Jul 7 Luc Peire, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • Jul 7 Robert Stevens Baker, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 7 Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • Jul 9 Edward Heath, (C) British PM (1970-74)
  • Jul 9 Joe Liggins, US composer (Pink Champagne)
  • Jul 9 Sir Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10 Dick Cary, jazz Musician
  • Jul 11 Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
  • Jul 11 Howard Brubeck, composer
  • Jul 11 Reg Varney, English actor
  • Jul 14 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
  • Jul 14 Phyllis Stedman, politician
  • Jul 15 George Maduro, Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam)
  • Jul 16 Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
  • Jul 17 Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
  • Jul 18 Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education
  • Jul 18 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
  • Jul 18 Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Jul 19 James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)
  • Jul 19 Phillip Cavaretta, baseball player (NL MVP 1945)
  • Jul 22 Hipolito M Ocalia, Curacao, landscape painter
  • Jul 22 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • Jul 23 Ben Weber, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 23 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
  • Jul 24 Bob Eberly, Mechanicsville NY, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band)
  • Jul 24 John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)
  • Jul 25 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
  • Jul 25 Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
  • Jul 27 Asfa Wossen, Crown prince of Ethiopia/son of emperor Haile Selassi
  • Jul 27 Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player
  • Jul 27 Keenan Wynn, actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor), born in New York City (d. 1986)
  • Jul 27 Siegfried Reda, composer

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