What Happened on January 7, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In response to pressure from President Woodrow Wilson, Germany notifies the US State Department that it will abide by strict international rules of maritime warfare

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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