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Historical Events in October 1915

  • Oct 3 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley, Nevada
  • Oct 4 Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established
  • Oct 5 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • Oct 5 Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 5 Detroit Tigers speedster Ty Cobb steals his 96th base of the season in 5-0 loss to Cleveland Indians; stands as MLB record until 1962 (Maury Wills, 104)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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Oct 7 English nurse Edith Cavell sentenced to death along with 34 others by German court martial for running underground network to free Allied soldiers

  • Oct 8 Battle of Loos on WWI Western Front ends, German forces contain British attack (85,000 casualties)
  • Oct 8 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally
  • Oct 9 Belgrade, Serbia, surrenders to Central leaders
  • Oct 9 Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, New York
  • Oct 9 Louis Kaufmans comedy "Unchastened Woman" premieres in New York City

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Oct 9 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Oct 11 Bulgarian anti-Serbian offensive begins

Historic InventionModel T

Oct 12 Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford manufactures its 1 millionth automobile at the River Rouge plant in Detroit

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The 1910 Model T Ford
The 1910 Model T Ford
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Oct 12 Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citizens who identify themselves with dual nationalities

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Oct 12 Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners
  • Oct 13 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series
  • Oct 16 Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
  • Oct 18 3rd Italian offensive at Isonzo
  • Oct 19 Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria
  • Oct 19 US bankers arrange a $500 million loan to the British and French
  • Oct 21 1st transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris

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Oct 21 William Jennings Bryan's successor as US Secretary of State, Robert Lansing, sends a note to Britain protesting interference with US shipping

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan
US Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan
  • Oct 23 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)

Historic CommunicationWomen's Suffrage March on Fifth Ave, New York

Oct 23 An estimated 25,000 supporters in a women's suffrage march on New York's Fifth Ave, led by Dr. Anna Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters

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25,000 women march in New York City demanding right to vote
25,000 women march in New York City demanding right to vote
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  • Oct 25 James L Curtis named US Minister for Liberia
  • Oct 27 Andrew Fisher is replaced as Labour Prime Minister by William 'Billy' Hughes, who will advocate a more active role for Australians in the war

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Oct 28 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

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Oct 29 Aristide Briand becomes Prime Minister of France for the 3rd time

11x Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand
11x Prime Minister of France
Aristide Briand