1915 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 242 of 242

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 29 Tomáš Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Nov 1 Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
  • Nov 2 First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Nov 6 1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok)
  • Nov 6 Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government
  • Nov 8 An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedos and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning; over 200 lives lost
  • Nov 12 Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice archipelago
  • Nov 12 Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry
  • Nov 14 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 23 On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day
  • Nov 24 Serbian leader flees to Albania
  • Nov 29 Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.
  • Nov 30 St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin
  • Dec 1 The US requests that Germany withdraw its military and naval attaches from the Embassy in Washington
  • Dec 3 General Joseph Joffre becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies
  • Dec 4 F F Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Dec 4 Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Ga
  • Dec 4 Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco

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Dec 4 Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe 'to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas'

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

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Dec 8 John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" appears anonymously in "Punch" magazine

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • Dec 12 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau, Germany
  • Dec 12 Aristide Briand forms French war government
  • Dec 12 Russian troops overrun Hamadan, Persia
  • Dec 20 Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia
  • Dec 20 Final withdraw of all allied troops from Anzac Cove
  • Dec 21 10.17" (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)
  • Dec 27 US Iron and Steel workers begin a 3-week strike in Ohio for a eight-hour-day; they are successful as the US needs steel for armaments
  • Dec 28 SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
  • Dec 28 Today the British Cabinet recognizes the true nature of the war by deciding to institute compulsory military service, with single men to be conscripted before married ones
  • Dec 30 Cromarty Harbour, Scotland - British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 268 of 268

  • Aug 30 Liesbeth Saijers, Dutch sculptor
  • Sep 2 Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
  • Sep 6 Franz Josef Strauss, Germany, nazi/minister of defense (1956-62)
  • Sep 12 Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)
  • Sep 13 Peter Guy Wykeham-Barnes, fighter Pilot
  • Sep 15 Helmut Schoen, football coach
  • Sep 18 Hetta [Hester Henrietta] Empson, artist, born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • Sep 18 Ronald Ogden, engineer
  • Sep 23 Ian Dawson-Shepherd, campaigner
  • Sep 24 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poetess (Zoja) [OS]
  • Sep 24 Seymour Egerton, CEO (Coutis Bank)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 25 Ethel Rosenberg, American Communist, born in New York City, New York

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • Sep 29 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • Sep 30 Lester Garfield Maddox, (Gov-D-Ga)/restaurant owner
  • Sep 30 Robert Morris, lawyer
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)
  • Nov 1 Carlos A Nicolaas, Bonaire, teacher/poet
  • Nov 4 Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science
  • Nov 4 Lloyd James Austin, French Scholar
  • Nov 5 Moe Biller, labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 7 Philip Morrison, American scientist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 9 Sargent Shriver, MD, Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp
  • Nov 9 André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor
  • Nov 11 William Proxmire, (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88) (Golden Fleece Awards)
  • Nov 12 Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)
  • Nov 13 Howard Cooke, Jamaica, (1991 Mico Gold Medal Award)
  • Nov 13 Robert Sutton, electronics engineer
  • Nov 14 Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist
  • Nov 20 Kon Ichikawa, Japan, director (Matatabi, Money Talks)
  • Nov 23 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician
  • Nov 25 Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)
  • Nov 28 Evald Okas, Estonian painter
  • Nov 29 Earl W Sutherland, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971)
  • Nov 30 Angier Biddle Duke, US Ambassador (Spain), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 30 Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)
  • Dec 2 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), (d. 2000)
  • Dec 7 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], US, sci-fi author (Ginger Star)
  • Dec 8 Denis Harding, soldier
  • Dec 8 George Scheuer, writer/journalist
  • Dec 9 Herbert Huncke, writer
  • Dec 13 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77)
  • Dec 13 Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)
  • Dec 13 Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Vilnius, Lithuania, Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Dec 14 Clay Warnick, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Dec 15 Jose Toribio Merino Castro, admiral
  • Dec 20 Aziz Nesin, Turkish writer, born on Heybeliada, Ottoman Empire (d. 1995)
  • Dec 26 Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
  • Dec 27 William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
  • Dec 29 Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
  • Dec 29 John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
  • Dec 29 Robert Ruark, US writer (Something of Value)

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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