October 1915 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 3 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley, Nevada
  • Oct 4 Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established
  • Oct 5 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • Oct 5 Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing
  • Oct 8 Battle of Loos, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed
  • Oct 9 Belgrade Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
  • Oct 9 Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, NY
  • Oct 9 Louis Kaufmans "Unchastened Woman" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 11 Bulgarian anti Serbian offensive begins
  • Oct 11 Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners

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Oct 12 Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile

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Oct 12 Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citzens who identify themselves with dual nationalities

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Oct 16 Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
  • Oct 18 3rd Italian offensive at Isonzo
  • Oct 19 Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria
  • Oct 19 US bankers arrange a $500 million loan to the British and French
  • Oct 21 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris

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Oct 21 William Jennings Bryan's successor as US Secretary of State, Robert Lansing, sends a note to Britain protesting interference with US shipping

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Oct 23 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)
  • Oct 23 25,000 women march in New York City demanding right to vote
  • Oct 25 Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia
  • Oct 27 Andrew Fisher is replaced as Labour Prime Minister by William 'Billy' Hughes, who will advocate a more active role for Australians in the war
  • Oct 28 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
  • Oct 29 Aristide Briand becomes Prime Minister of France for the 3rd time

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Oct 29 Tomáš Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 4 Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)
  • Oct 6 Harry van Doorn, [Henri W], CRM minister/Dutch politician (KVP/PPR)
  • Oct 6 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
  • Oct 7 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja) [NS]
  • Oct 9 Clifford M. Hardin, United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • Oct 13 Terry Frost, English artist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 15 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician (Prime Minister 1983–84, 1986–1992, (d. 2012)

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Oct 17 Arthur Miller, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
  • Oct 22 Harry Hickox, Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • Oct 24 Bob Kane, American cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • Oct 24 Roger Milliken, American millionaire
  • Oct 24 Marghanita Laski, British Journalist and Novelist(d. 1988)
  • Oct 25 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian mathematician (d. 1999)
  • Oct 27 Harry Saltzman, St Johns NB Canada, producer (Goldfinger)
  • Oct 28 Dody Goodman, comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 28 Richard Michael Fraser, political Administrator
  • Oct 30 Fred Friendly, American journalist (d. 1998)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 9 Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Edith L Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium (WW II)
  • Oct 22 Andrew Noble, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, dies at 84
  • Oct 24 Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (b. 1828)

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Oct 30 Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of heart failure at 94

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper