On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1914

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

French offensive in Artois, Northern France led by Philippe Pétain

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
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? 105 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius