Historical Events in February 1915

  • Feb 3 Turkish & German army reach Suez Canal
  • Feb 4 Experiments to find cause of pellagra begin at Miss Penitentiary
  • Feb 7 1st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received
  • Feb 7 2nd Battle of Masurian Lakes: German armies surrounded a Russian army

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Feb 8 D. W. Griffith's silent film "The Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles - first 12-reel film in America

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

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Feb 10 US President Woodrow Wilson warns Germany that the US will hold it 'to a strict accountability' for 'property endangered or lives lost'

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Feb 10 US President Woodrow Wilson protests to Britain on the use of US flags on British merchant ships to deceive the Germans

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Feb 12 Adolf Hitler receives the relatively common Iron Cross second class for bravery in World War I

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 13 The French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region
  • Feb 16 Frank Home Run Baker, 28, announces retirement following a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He sits out 1915 season
  • Feb 17 Edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WW I, is mortally wounded
  • Feb 18 Germany begins a blockade of Britain
  • Feb 19 British fleet opens fire on Dardanelles coast
  • Feb 20 Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco
  • Feb 21 Russian 20th Army corps surrenders
  • Feb 21 World's Fair in SF opens
  • Feb 22 Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war
  • Feb 23 Germany sinks US ships Carib & Evelyn & torpedoes Norwegian ship Regin
  • Feb 23 Nevada enforces convenient divorce law
  • Feb 26 Malancourt, Argonnen 1st (German) flame-thrower
  • Feb 28 WWI: After the French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region, they gain a few hundred yards - at the cost of 50,000 casualties