On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1916

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Emperors Wilhelm II (Germany) and Franz Joseph I (Austria-Hungary) establish the kingdom of Poland

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I
Austro-Hungarian Emperor
Franz Joseph I
  • Second Chamber accept initial impetus to general males/female suffrage
  • The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), born in New Hope, Alabama (d. 1953)
  • Len Wilkinson, English cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II), born in Northwich, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
1916 Highlights

About November 5, 1916

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio