1915 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 242

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 Last liberal British government of H. H. Asquith falls

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • May 17 National Baptist Convention chartered
  • May 20 Bataafsche Petroleum Me begins oil extraction of Maracaibo
  • May 22 Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna, Scotland)
  • May 22 Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain, other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.
  • May 23 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • May 25 2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties
  • May 25 Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0
  • May 26 H. H. Asquith forms a coalition government in the United Kingdom
  • May 31 An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London
  • Jun 1 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
  • Jun 3 Austro-German forces recapture Przemysl, a crucial city in southeastern Poland, and the entire Russian front begins to collapse
  • Jun 5 Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
  • Jun 8 92°F (33.3°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Jun 9 US President Wilson sends 2nd Lusitania note to Germany protesting sinking of the Lusitania and refuting German claim British blockade illegal
  • Jun 10 British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
  • Jun 15 US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
  • Jun 16 The foundation of the British Women's Institute.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Jun 20 German offensive in Argonne
  • Jun 21 Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
  • Jun 21 The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
  • Jun 22 BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
  • Jun 23 Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0
  • Jun 23 Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste
  • Jun 26 Germany suppresses "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
  • Jun 27 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
  • Jun 27 Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription
  • Jul 1 Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
  • Jul 1 Australian Survey Corps becomes part of Military Forces
  • Jul 2 Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, explodes a bomb in the US Senate reception room
  • Jul 3 After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations
  • Jul 7 A Great Gorge and International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 The Germans reply to US President Woodrow Wilson's second Lusitania note by saying that Americans may sail on clearly marked neutral ships, but Germany does not deal with Wilson's other demands

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Jul 9 Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
  • Jul 10 British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa
  • Jul 11 German cruiser Königsberg sinks off Dar-es-Salam
  • Jul 15 The head of German propaganda in the US, Dr Heinrich Albert, loses his briefcase on a subway in New York City; an examination of its content reveals an extensive network of German espionage and subversion across the US
  • Jul 15 The Austro-German forces launch an offensive along the Eastern Front
  • Jul 17 Italian offensive at Isonzo
  • Jul 18 2nd Battle of Isonzo begins & ends with loss of 280,000 men
  • Jul 19 Dutch accidents at sea law enforced
  • Jul 21 Wilson sends the third Lusitania note, warning Germany that future infringement of American rights will be deemed 'deliberately unfriendly'
  • Jul 24 Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die
  • Jul 26 International School for Wijsbegeerte forms
  • Jul 28 Because of virtual anarchy, US Marines go ashore in Haiti on orders from President Wilson; this will lead to an occupation that will last until 1934
  • Aug 5 Warsaw, evacuated by the Russians, is occupied by Germans
  • Aug 5 The Latin-American Conference Convenes in Washington, with representatives from leading South American nations joining the US to discuss conditions in Mexico
  • Aug 6 The British land more troops at Suvla Bay on the northern shore of Gallipoli in an effort to break the stalemate on the peninsula during WWI
  • Aug 7 WWI: Assault against Russell's Top at Gallipolis, Turkey - 232 Australians are killed
  • Aug 7 St Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Bkln rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, & Card runner scores
  • Aug 9 British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipoli during WWI
  • Aug 12 "Of Human Bondage" by William Somerset Maugham, published
  • Aug 14 British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000
  • Aug 15 Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia
  • Aug 16 KC's Alex Main no-hits Buffalo (Federal League), 5-0
  • Aug 17 German troops over run Kovno, Lithuania
  • Aug 17 Hurricane strikes Galveston, Texas (275 killed)
  • Aug 17 Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Georgia, after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life
  • Aug 19 Rationing laws go into effect in Netherlands
  • Aug 19 World War I: the Battle of Van begins
  • Aug 19 British liner "SS Arabic" sunk by German submarine without warning leaving Liverpool for New York; killing 44. Creates diplomatic incident
  • Aug 21 Italy declares war on Turkey in World War One
  • Aug 23 Tsar Nicolaas II takes control of Russian Army
  • Aug 25 Hurricane kills 275 in Galveston, Texas with $50 million damage
  • Aug 26 German troops overrun Brest-Litovsk, Russia
  • Aug 31 Brazil becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Sep 1 The German ambassador to the US pledges again that German submarines will no longer sink liners without warning and providing safety of passengers and crew following the sinking of the British liner "Arabic"
  • Sep 5 Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Tsar Nicholas II, distressed by increasing Russian losses, assumes personal command of his nation's military forces; clearly a symbolic act and devastating for his leadership

  • Sep 7 Johnny Gruelle patents his Raggedy Ann doll (US Patent D47789)
  • Sep 7 St Louis Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago (Federal League), 3-0
  • Sep 8 Association of Negro Life & History founded
  • Sep 9 Association for study of Negro Life & History forms by Carter G Woodson
  • Sep 16 Tsar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma
  • Sep 16 US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years
  • Sep 21 Cecil Chubb buys Stonehenge for £6,600
  • Sep 21 Emanuel Querido ("Kerido") begins publishing Querido
  • Sep 22 Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its 1st class
  • Sep 22 Xavier University, 1st Black Catholic College in US, opens in NO LA
  • Sep 25 Battle of Loos commenced, lasted until 14th October. Chlorine gas deployed by the British was blown back into their own trenches: 59,000 British & 26,000 German casualties
  • Sep 25 The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
  • Sep 28 Battle of Kut-el-Amara: British defeat Turks in Mesopotamia
  • Sep 29 1st transcontinental radio telephone message is sent
  • Sep 29 British army conquerors Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamia
  • Sep 29 Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta
  • 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

CommunicationModel T

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 268

  • May 6 John Arnold, British high court judge
  • May 6 May Henriquez-Alvarez, Curacao, sculptor
  • May 6 Theodore H White, historian/writer (Making of President)
  • May 9 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
  • May 10 Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)
  • May 10 John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, British peer
  • May 10 Monica Dickens, author/founder (US Samaritians)
  • May 10 Salah Abou Seif, director
  • May 12 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001)
  • May 13 John Habakkuk, principal (Jesus College in Oxford)
  • May 15 Paul A Samuelson, economist (1970 Nobel, 1947 John Bates Clark Medal)
  • May 15 Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
  • May 17 Joseph D Craggs, electrical engineer
  • May 18 Leon Shenandoah, native American leader
  • May 20 Moshe Dayan, Israeli general/minister of Defense
  • May 23 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • May 25 Daniel Wolf, journalist
  • May 26 Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)
  • May 27 Herman Wouk, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War), born in NYC, New York
  • May 28 Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
  • May 29 David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
  • May 29 Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
  • May 30 Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer
  • Jun 2 Lester del Rey, US, sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)
  • Jun 2 Walter Tetley, animation voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 2 Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)
  • Jun 2 Florence Holway, Massachusetts, 75 year old rape victim and activist, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 4 Modibo Keita, president of Mali (1960-68)
  • Jun 5 Alfred Kazin, US writer/literature critic (Inmost Leaf)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Ware, founder (MENSA)
  • Jun 8 Gustaaf AWC baron van Hemert Dingshof, (mayor-Maarn Neth)
  • Jun 8 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 9 Jane Cowan, cello teacher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 10 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
  • Jun 11 David Kindersley, font designer/cutter
  • Jun 11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • Jun 12 David Rockefeller, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
  • Jun 12 Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 16 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), born in Lithuania (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Mariano Rumor, premier Italy
  • Jun 16 John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Red Adair, oilman (fought oil fires in Kuwait)
  • Jun 19 Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
  • Jun 20 Terence Young, Shanghai China, director (Dr No, Thunderball)
  • Jun 20 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • Jun 23 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
  • Jun 24 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • Jun 26 Paul Castellano, American mafia boss (d. 1985)
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author
  • Jul 1 Jean Stafford, US writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter)
  • Jul 1 Viscount Leverhulm, English large landowner (Unilever)
  • Jul 1 Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon (d. 2001)
  • Jul 2 8th duke of Wellington, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 2 Bert Decorte, Flemish poet
  • Jul 4 Christine Lavant, writer
  • Jul 7 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • Jul 8 Charles Hard Townes, Greenville SC, physicist (developed lasers)
  • Jul 11 Colin Purdie Kelly, US, 1st US air hero (during WW II)
  • Jul 11 George Ivan Smith, diplomat
  • Jul 12 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer
  • Jul 15 Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
  • Jul 15 Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
  • Jul 16 Barnard Hughes, Bedford Hills NY, (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends)
  • Jul 16 Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, deputy speaker (House of Lords)
  • Jul 16 Edward Miller, Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge)
  • Jul 17 Habib Rajab, Durban, South African, a trader and collector of oriental art
  • Jul 18 Anthony Cox, English architect
  • Jul 18 Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter
  • Jul 21 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), born in London (d. 2002)
  • Jul 21 Maurice Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 22 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)
  • Jul 24 Frank Thistlethwaite, vice chancellor (University of East Anglia)
  • Jul 24 Enrique Fernando, Philippino jurist (d. 2004)
  • Jul 25 David Napley, solicitor
  • Jul 28 Charles Townes, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jul 29 Bruce R. McConkie, LDS apostle and author (d. 1985)
  • Jul 29 Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • Jul 31 Robert Steel, academic
  • Aug 2 Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter
  • Aug 3 Sal Santen, Dutch writer
  • Aug 4 Warren Avis, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • Aug 8 Jumbo Elliott, American track coach (d. 1981)
  • Aug 12 Michael Kidd, American choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Aug 14 Lord Mishcon, economist
  • Aug 14 B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
  • Aug 15 Alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist
  • Aug 15 Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author/resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg)
  • Aug 19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • Aug 21 Joshua Hassan, first Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), born in Gibraltar (d. 1997)
  • Aug 22 David Dellinger, American social rights and peace movement leader (d. 2004)
  • Aug 22 James Hillier, Co-inventor of the electron microscope (d. 2007)
  • Aug 24 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)
  • Aug 24 James Tiptree, Jr., American writer (d. 1987)
  • Aug 25 Walter Trampler, Munich Germany, violist (Beaux Arts Trio)
  • Aug 26 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
  • Aug 27 Walter Heller, economist (Old Myths & New Realities), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • Aug 28 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • Aug 29 Denys Hay, British historian (d. 1994)
  • Aug 29 Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist (d. 1985)

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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