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What Happened on October 12, 1915

Article: Edith Cavell – England’s Heroine Nurse

Historical Events


Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners

Historic InventionModel T

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

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The 1910 Model T Ford
The 1910 Model T Ford
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Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citizens who identify themselves with dual nationalities

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Famous Deaths

BattleEdith Cavell

Edith Cavell, British nurse (WWI), executed by firing squad at 49

  • Edith Louisa Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium during World War I at 49
1915 Highlights

About October 12, 1915

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra