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What Happened in 1916

Important Events in 1916

  • Jan 8 WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople
  • Feb 21 World War I: Battle of Verdun begins with a German offensive, leads to an estimated 1 million casualties and becomes the longest battle of the entire war (9 months)

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1916 in Film & TV

  • Jun 24 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract
  • Nov 19 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers

1916 in Sport

  • Jan 17 Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City

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Germany ratifies bill bringing in Daylight Saving Time - first country in the world

On April 30, 1916


Famous People in 1916

World Leaders in 1916

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

Joseph Dunn (14) is attacked by a shark, suffering non-fatal wounds in New Jersey, the final episode in a spate of shark attacks along the Jersey coast where 4 people died over 12 days

On July 12, 1916

Famous Weddings in 1916


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1916 in Articles and Photos