On This Day

1915 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 240 of 240

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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
  • 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
  • Nov 12 Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 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
  • Dec 1 The US requests that Germany withdraw its military and naval attaches from the Embassy in Washington
  • Dec 3 General Joseph Joffre becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies
  • Dec 4 Frank Friday Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Dec 4 Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Georgia
  • Dec 4 Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe 'to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas'

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

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Dec 8 John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" appears anonymously in "Punch" magazine

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • Dec 12 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau, Germany
  • Dec 12 Aristide Briand forms French war government
  • Dec 12 Russian troops overrun Hamadan, Persia
  • Dec 20 Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia
  • Dec 20 Final withdraw of all allied troops from Anzac Cove
  • Dec 21 10.17" (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)
  • Dec 27 US Iron and Steel workers begin a 3-week strike in Ohio for a eight-hour-day; they are successful as the US needs steel for armaments
  • Dec 28 San Francisco City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
  • Dec 28 Today the British Cabinet recognizes the true nature of the war by deciding to institute compulsory military service, with single men to be conscripted before married ones
  • Dec 30 Cromarty Harbour, Scotland - British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 244 of 244

  • Oct 9 Clifford M. Hardin, American politician (17th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • Oct 11 Florence Finch, Filipino-American war hero who fought against the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II, born in Santiago, Philippines (d. 2016) [1]
  • Oct 13 Terry Frost, British artist, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 2003)
  • Oct 15 Yitzḥak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister (1983–84, 1986–1992), born in Ruzinoy, Poland (d. 2012)

Person of interestArthur Miller

Oct 17 Arthur Miller, American playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Oct 22 Harry Hickox, Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • Oct 24 Roger Milliken, American millionaire (CEO of Milliken & Company), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Oct 24 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), born in Manchester, England (d. 1988)
  • Oct 25 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician, born in Vancouver (d. 1999)
  • Oct 28 Dody Goodman, American comedienne (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Martha Shumway"; Max Duggan), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Oct 28 Michael Fraser, British Conservative Party political administrator, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Fred W. Friendly, American journalist and broadcast executive, born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Nov 4 Alistair Cameron Crombie, Australian historian of science, born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 1996)
  • Nov 4 Lloyd James Austin, Australian linguist and literary scholar, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1994)
  • Nov 5 Moe Biller, American labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Nov 7 Philip Morrison, American physicist, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Nov 9 Sargent Shriver, American politician and activist (Peace Corps), born in Westminster, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • Nov 9 André François, Hungarian-French cartoonist, born in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 Bernhard Heiliger, German artist and sculptor, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 11 William Proxmire, American politician (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88), born in Lake Forest, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Nov 12 Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)
  • Nov 13 Howard Cooke, Governor-General of Jamaica (1991-2006), born in Goodwill, St. James, Jamaica (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist
  • Nov 20 Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director (Matatabi, Money Talks), born in Ise, Mie, Japan (d. 2008)
  • Nov 23 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician

Person of interestAugusto Pinochet

Nov 25 Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 2006)

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Nov 28 Evald Okas, Estonian painter, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2011)
  • Nov 29 Earl W Sutherland, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971)
  • Nov 30 Angier Biddle Duke, American diplomat and the youngest American ambassador in history, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Nov 30 Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)
  • Dec 2 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers) (d. 2000)
  • Dec 7 Leigh Brackett, American sci-fi author (Ginger Star), Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • Dec 8 George Scheuer, Austrian writer and journalist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Herbert Huncke, American writer and poet, born in Greenfield, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Dec 13 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77), born in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • Dec 13 Ross MacDonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1983)
  • Dec 13 Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Vilnius, Lithuania, Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Dec 14 Clay Warnick, American choral director (Your Show Of Shows), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1995)
  • Dec 15 José Toribio Merino, Chilean admiral (one of the principal leaders of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état), born in La Serena, Chile (d. 1996)
  • Dec 26 H. A. Gomperts, Dutch writer (Duck on Attic), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • Dec 27 William Masters, American gynecologist who studied sexual dysfunction, born in Cleveland, Ohio (2001)
  • Dec 29 Charles L. Harness, American sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead), born in Colorado City, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Dec 29 John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
  • Dec 29 Robert Ruark, American writer (Something of Value), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1965)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History