February 16, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Russian troops conquer the Ottoman Empire city of Erzurum during WWI
  • The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania
  • The US rejects the right of Germany and Austria-Hungary to sink armed merchant ships

Deaths in History

  • Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79
  • [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Ot & Sien), dies at 57