What Happened in October 1915

Historical Events

  • Oct 3 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley, Nevada
  • Oct 4 Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established
  • Oct 5 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • Oct 5 Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing
  • Oct 8 Battle of Loos on WWI Western Front ends, German forces contain British attack (85,000 casualties)
  • Oct 8 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally
  • Oct 9 Belgrade, Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
  • Oct 9 Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, New York
  • Oct 9 Louis Kaufmans comedy "Unchastened Woman" premieres in New York City

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Oct 9 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Oct 11 Bulgarian anti-Serbian offensive begins
  • Oct 11 Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners

InventionModel T

Oct 12 Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford manufactures its 1 millionth automobile at the River Rouge plant in Detroit

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Oct 12 Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citizens who identify themselves with dual nationalities

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Oct 13 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
  • 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)

CommunicationWomen's Suffrage March on Fifth Ave, New York

Oct 23 An estimated 25,000 supporters in a women's suffrage march on New York's Fifth Ave, led by Dr. Anna Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters

  • Oct 25 James L Curtis named US Minister for 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

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Oct 29 Tomáš Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician
  • Oct 3 Ray Stark, American film producer (d. 2004)
  • Oct 4 Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)
  • Oct 6 Edgardo Martin, composer
  • 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 7 Roman Padlewski, composer
  • Oct 9 Clifford M. Hardin, United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • Oct 11 Florence Finch, Philippine American war hero (WWII), born in Santiago, Philippines (d. 2017)
  • Oct 13 Terry Frost, English artist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 15 Yitzḥak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister (1983–84, 1986–1992), born in Ruzinoy, Poland (d. 2012)

Person of interestArthur Miller

Oct 17 Arthur Miller, American playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Oct 18 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • Oct 19 Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba), born in Jebel Ed-Druz, Southern Syria (d. 1974)
  • Oct 20 Giora Schuster, composer
  • Oct 22 Harry Hickox, Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • Oct 24 Jean Vallerand, composer
  • 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-American mathematician, born in Vancouver (d. 1999)
  • Oct 26 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor
  • Oct 26 Joe Fry, British racing driver, born in Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1950)
  • Oct 27 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)
  • Oct 28 Dody Goodman, comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 28 Richard Michael Fraser, political Administrator
  • Oct 29 Dennis Brookes, cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7)
  • Oct 30 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer (Capitaine Bruno)
  • Oct 30 Jane Randolph, American actress (Cat People, Railroaded!), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Oct 30 Fred Friendly, American journalist (d. 1998)

Famous Weddings


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Oct 25 Leader of China's 1911 revolution Sun Yat-sen (48) weds second wife Soong Ching-ling

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Russell Alexander, composer, dies at 38
  • Oct 5 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer, dies at 28
  • Oct 5 Otto Valdemar Malling, composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Samuel Prowse Warren, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 9 Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Edith L Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium (WWII)
  • Oct 22 Andrew Noble, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, dies at 84
  • Oct 23 W G Grace, British cricketer, dies
  • Oct 24 Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (b. 1828)
  • Oct 30 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies

Person of interestCharles Tupper

Oct 30 Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of heart failure at 94

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper