Historical Events for May 1916

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Events 1 - 39 of 39

2nd - US president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act
2nd - 2nd Ave & Bronx Terrace renamed Bronx Blvd; Seward Pl renamed Sycamore Ave; Herald Ave renamed Dickinson Ave; Monroe & Selwyn Avenue named
3rd - Irish Nationalists Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke are executed by firing squad following their involvement in the Easter Rising
4th - At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare
4th - Ned Daly, Willie Pearse, Michael O'Hanrahan and Joseph Plunkett are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
5th - US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
6th - Belgian troop march into Kigali, German East Africa
8th - German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes killing 679 German soldiers
8th - Irishmen Eamon Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert and Sean Houston are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
9th - British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
10th - Disastrous fire in Ellendale, ND
10th - Historic Shipport Museum opens in Amsterdam
12th - James Connolly and Sean McDermott are executed following their involvement in the Easter Rising in Dublin
13th - 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day
13th - 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04
15th - Asiago, Italy, falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front
15th - Claiming that the USA must act to quell dangerous disorder, the government orders US Marines to land in Santo Domingo; the American occupation will continue until 1924
16th - 41st Preakness: Linus McAtee aboard Damrosch wins in 1:54.8
17th - British Summer Time (Daylight Savings) introduced
18th - US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft
18th - A British Royal Inquiry into the Easter Rising in Dublin is set up in London
19th - Escadrille Américaine (Lafayette) transfered to Verdun
20th - Codell, Kansas hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918)
20th - Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting
21st - Britain begins "Summer Time" (daylight saving time)
22nd - French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun
23rd - Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun
24th - Conscription begins in Britain
24th - French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured
24th - Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname
24th - US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker
27th - Groundbreaking begins on Hugh Grant Circle in Bronx
27th - President Wilson addresses the League to Enforce Peace, founded in 1915, and gives public support to the idea of a league of nations
29th - NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game
29th - Official flag of president of US adopted
29th - US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
30th - Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta wins in 3:34:16.990 (135.187 km/h)
31st - Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak): naval battle betwwen British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet: 10,000 die in this inconcluisve slaughter
31st - British battle cruiser HMS Invincible explodes, killing all but 6 (Battle of Jutland)

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