On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1916

Historical Events

  • 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle, Washington

Aviation Pioneer William Boeing
Aviation Pioneer
William Boeing

Famous Birthdays

  • George Maduro, Dutch Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam), born in Willemstad, CuraƧao (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths

  • Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), dies of heart failure at 71
1916 Highlights

About July 15, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer