On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1914

Historical Events

Battle of Interest

French offensive in Artois, Northern France led by Philippe Pétain

  • World War I: German battleships under Franz Von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.

Famous Deaths

  • Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer and conductor, dies at 82
1914 Highlights

About December 16, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius