On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1915

Historical Events

  • Frank Friday Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor

Historic Event

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

  • Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Georgia
  • Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan Jackson, American newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Hollaender, German violinist, conductor, and composer, dies at 60
1915 Highlights

About December 4, 1915

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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