On This Day

Historical Events in November 1915

  • Nov 1 Parris Island is officially designated a US Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
  • Nov 2 First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Nov 6 1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok)
  • Nov 6 Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government
  • Nov 8 An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedoes and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning, killing over 200 people
  • Nov 12 Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice archipelago in the Western Pacific
  • Nov 12 Theodore William Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Historic Event

Nov 14 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia

  • Nov 20 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tigers win 2nd title; beat Toronto Rowing Association, 13-7
  • Nov 23 On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day
  • Nov 24 Serbian leader flees to Albania
  • Nov 29 Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California
  • Nov 30 St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin