On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1916

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Historic Invention1st Use of Tanks in War

First use of tanks in warfare, "Little Willies" at Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the Battle of the Somme
Learn More >>

Battle of Flers–Courcelette.: Mark I tanks fill with petrol on the day tanks were first used in war, September 15, 1916
Battle of Flers–Courcelette.: Mark I tanks fill with petrol on the day tanks were first used in war, September 15, 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • Margaret Lockwood, British actress (Cast a Dark Shadow, The Lady Vanishes), born in Karachi, India (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer, dies at 82