Historical Events for Year 1915

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Jan 1st - DW Griffith shows "Clansman" at a sneak preview
Jan 1st - Jews of Laibach Austria expelled
Jan 4th - 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho
Jan 4th - Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops
Jan 9th - Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, SF
Jan 11th - Col Jacob Ruppert & Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yanks for $460,000
Jan 12th - House of Reps rejects proposal to give women right to vote
Jan 13th - Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800
Jan 13th - Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, presents plan for assault on Dardanelles
Jan 15th - Japan claims economic control of China
Jan 15th - Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike," premieres in NYC
Jan 16th - Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin
Jan 17th - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens
Jan 17th - Russia occupies Bukovina & Western Ukraine
Jan 18th - Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
Jan 18th - Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
Jan 19th - 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
Jan 19th - Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
Jan 21st - Kiwanis International founded in Detroit
Jan 24th - German-British sea battle at Dogger Bank & Helgoland
Inventor Alexander Graham BellInventor Alexander Graham Bell Jan 25th - Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF
Jan 25th - Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC
Jan 25th - Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (NY to SF)
Jan 26th - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo established
Jan 27th - US Marines occupy Haiti
Jan 28th - 1st US ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)
Jan 28th - US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services
Jan 28th - US Pres Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates
Jan 30th - German submarine attack on Le Havre
Jan 30th - No 10 batsman F W Hyett scores century on debut, Vic v Tas
Jan 31st - 1st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians
Feb 3rd - Turkish & German army reach Suez Canal
Feb 4th - Experiments to find cause of pellagra begin at Miss Penitentiary
Feb 7th - 1st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received
Feb 7th - 2nd Battle of Masurian Lakes: German armies surrounded a Russian army
Film director D. W. GriffithFilm director D. W. Griffith Feb 8th - D. W. Griffith's silent film "Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in LA - first 12-reel film in America
Feb 10th - US President Wilson warns Germany that the US will hold it 'to a strict accountability' for 'property endangered or lives lost'
Feb 10th - US President Wilson protests to Britain on the use of US flags on British merchant ships to deceive the Germans
Feb 13th - The French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region
Feb 16th - Frank Home Run Baker, 28, announces retirement following a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He sits out 1915 season
Feb 17th - Edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WW I, is mortally wounded
Feb 18th - Germany begins a blockade of Britain
Feb 19th - British fleet fire on Dardanelles coast
Feb 20th - Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco
Feb 21st - 20th Russian Army corps surrenders
Feb 21st - World's Fair in SF opens
Feb 22nd - Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war
Feb 23rd - Germany sinks US ships Carib & Evelyn & torpedoes Norwegian ship Regin
Feb 23rd - Nevada enforces convenient divorce law
Feb 26th - Malancourt, Argonnen (1st (German) flame-thrower
Feb 28th - WWI: After the French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region, they gain a few hundred yards - at the cost of 50,000 casualties
Mar 2nd - British vice adm Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts
Mar 2nd - Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
Mar 3rd - US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics(NACA) created, the predecessor of NASA
Mar 5th - World War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.
Mar 6th - Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos
Mar 8th - 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
Mar 10th - British Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle
Mar 11th - The British declare a blockade of all German ports
Mar 13th - Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit
Mar 14th - German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal.
Mar 16th - Brit battle cruisers Inflexible & Irresistible hit mines in Dardanelle
Mar 16th - Federal Trade Commission organizes
Mar 18th - Failed British attack in Dardanelles
Mar 18th - French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed
Mar 19th - Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
Mar 23rd - Zion Mule Corp forms
Mar 25th - 1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21
Mar 25th - German U boat torpedoes Neth merchant ship Medea
Mar 26th - Stanley Cup: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Ottawa Senators
Mar 27th - Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid
Apr 4th - Germany protests vigorously to the US, claiming it must insist that Britain lifts its blockade and assert American neutrality
Apr 5th - French begin Woëvre-offensive
Apr 5th - Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title
Apr 14th - A's Herb Pennock is within 1 out of pitching 1st Opening Day no-hitter
Apr 14th - Dutch merchant navy ship Katwijk sunk by Germany torpedo
Apr 14th - The Turks invade Armenia.
Apr 15th - Manuel de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo" premieres in Madrid
Apr 15th - NY Giant Rube Marquard no-hits Bkln, 2-0
Apr 18th - French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
Apr 19th - 19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2
Apr 20th - The Armenians rise and seize the Turkish town of Van, which they hold until Russians relieve them on 19 May; thousands of Armenians are killed
Apr 22nd - 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
Apr 22nd - The Second Battle of Ypres begins on the Western Front
Apr 22nd - NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time
Apr 23rd - ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA)
Apr 24th - German army fires chloroform gas in Ieper
Apr 24th - Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day)
Apr 24th - Pitts' Frank Allen no-hits St Louis (Federal League), 2-0
Apr 25th - First landings at Gaba Tepe and Cape Helles on the Gallipoli Peninsula
Apr 26th - Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia
Apr 27th - Counterattack launched by Turkish forces under the command of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk against allied troops
May 1st - British liner Lusitania leaves NY for Liverpool
May 1st - German submarine sinks US ship Gulflight
May 2nd - Old Fordham Road in Bronx renamed Landing Road
World War I Soldier & Poet John McCraeWorld War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae May 3rd - John McCrae writes the poem "In Flanders Fields"
May 4th - Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary & Germany
May 5th - German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom
May 6th - German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland
May 6th - Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15
May 6th - The Allies on Cape Helles launch three attacks to enlarge their beachheads; after terrible losses, they advance about three miles
May 7th - SS Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost
May 8th - 41st Kentucky Derby: Joe Notter aboard Regret wins in 2:05.4
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth May 9th - German & French fight Battle of Artois
May 10th - Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
May 12th - Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250
May 12th - Franklin K Mathiews presents idea of "Book Week"
May 13th - US Secretary of State Bryan sends a note to Germany demanding that Germany disavow the attacks on the Lusitania and make immediate reparations; however, the note is written only to 'pacify exited public opinion', according to Bryan
May 15th - AT&T becomes 1st corporation to have 1 million stockholders
May 17th - 40th Preakness: Douglas Hoffman aboard Rhine Maiden wins in 1:58
May 17th - Cubs George "Zip" Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st & winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever
May 17th - Last liberal British government of Asquith falls
May 17th - National Baptist Convention chartered
May 20th - Bataafsche Petroleum Me begins oil extraction of Maracaibo
May 22nd - Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna, Scotland)
May 22nd - Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain, other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.
May 23rd - Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison May 24th - Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations
May 25th - 2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties
May 25th - Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0
May 26th - H. H. Asquith forms a coalition government in the United Kingdom
May 31st - An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London
May 31st - Indianapolis 500: Ralph DePalma wins in 5:33:55.619 (144.583 km/h)
Jun 1st - 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
Jun 3rd - The Austro-German forces recapture Przemysl, a crucial city in southeastern Poland, and the entire Russian front begins to collapse
Jun 5th - 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
Jun 5th - Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
Jun 8th - 92°F (33.3°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
Politician William Jennings BryanPolitician William Jennings Bryan Jun 9th - William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State
Jun 9th - US President Wilson sends the second Lusitania note to Germany demanding reparations and prevention of 'recurrence of anything so obviously subversive of the principles of warfare'; Wilson refuses to recognize the 'war zone' that Germany has proclaimed around the British Isles
Jun 10th - British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
Jun 12th - 29th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Hazel Wightman (4-6 6-2 6-0)
Jun 15th - US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
Jun 16th - The foundation of the British Women's Institute.
27th US President William Howard Taft27th US President William Howard Taft Jun 17th - The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations
Jun 18th - 21st US Golf Open: John Travers shoots a 297 at Baltusrol GC NJ
Jun 20th - German offensive in Argonnes
Jun 21st - Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
Jun 21st - The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
Jun 22nd - BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
Jun 23rd - Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste
Jun 23rd - Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0
Jun 23rd - Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
Jun 26th - Germany suppresses "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
Jun 27th - 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
Jun 27th - Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription
Jul 1st - Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
Jul 1st - Australian Survey Corps becomes part of Military Forces
Jul 2nd - Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, explodes a bomb in the US Senate reception room
Jul 3rd - After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations

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