January 12 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of Congress.
January 12 - United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the
right to vote.
January 19 - George Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
January 19 - German zeppelins bomb the cities of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in
the United Kingdom for the first time, killing more than 20.
January 21 - Kiwanis International founded in Detroit, Michigan.
January 27 - United States Marines occupy Haiti.
January 28 - An act of the United States Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
January 31 - World War I: Germany uses poison gas against Russians.
February 8 - The controversial film The Birth of a Nation by D.W. Griffith premieres (Los
February 12 - In Washington, DC the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
March 3 - NACA, the predecessor of NASA founded.
March 14 - World War I: Off the coast of Chile, the Royal Navy sinks the German
March 18 - World War I: British attack on the Dardanelles fails.
March 19 - Pluto is photographed for the first time but was not recognized as a planet.
April 22 - World War I: Second Battle Ypres - German troops introduce poison gas at
April 24 - Turkish troops attack the Armenian region of Van, starting the Armenian Genocide.
April 25 - The Anzac tradition begins during World War I with a landing at Gallipoli on
the Turkish coast.
May 7 - World War I: The RMS Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat killing 1,198.
May 9 - World War I: Second Battle of Artois - German and French forces fight.
May 17 - The last British Liberal Party government (Herbert Henry Asquith) falls.
May 23 - World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
June 16 - foundation of the British Women's Institute.
August 6 - World War I: Battle of Sari Bair begins - The Allies mount a diversionary attack
timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
August 17 - Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched for the alleged murder of
a 13-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia.
September 6 - The first prototype tank is tested for the British Army for
the first time.
October 12 - World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing
squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.
Alfred Wegener proposes the theory of Pangea.
Emory College is rechartered as Emory University, and plans to move its main
campus from Oxford, Georgia to Atlanta.
U.S. recognizes government of President Venustiano Carranza of Mexico.
Lord Beaverbrook buys the London Daily Express.
Automobile speed record of 102.6 m.p.h. set at Sheepshead Bay, N.Y.. by Gil
Anderson driving a Stutz.Ongoing events
World War I (1914-1918).
Armenian Genocide (1915-1918).
Hellenic Holocaust (1914-1922).Births
January 2 - Willem Klippel
January 14 - Mark Goodson
, game show producer and television pioneer (d. 1992).
January 20 - Ghulam Ishaq Khan
, President of Pakistan.
February 12 - Jan Johannes van den Houten
March 3 - Jacobus Willem Hanzen
March 14 - Marinus Cornelis van den Houten
March 21 - Gerardus Wilhelmus Zandvoort
April 4 - Muddy Waters
, blues musician (d. 1983).
April 7 - Billie Holiday
, jazz and blues singer.
April 18 - Cornelis van den Houten
April 29 - Janet van Houten
May 6 - Orson Welles
, American director (Citizen Kane).
August 22 - Hugh Paddick
, British actor (d. 2000).
September 27 - Gerrit de Vente
October 14 - Cornelia Johanna van den Houten
December 12 - Frank Sinatra
, American entertainer.
December 19 - Edith Piaf
, French singer.Chick Hearn
, pro-basketball announcer.Deaths
March 18 - Sara van den Houten
March 23 - Neeltje van den Houten
March 24 - Marinus Spits
March 29 - Johanna Rommelse
April 23 - Rupert Brooke
May 28 - Pieter van den Houten
June 1 - Abraham Jacob Hage
June 3 - Leendert van de Sluis
July 1 - Maria Louisa van den Houten
July 16 - Ellen G. White
, prophetess, co-founder of Seventh-Day Adventism.
September 9 - Albert Spalding
, baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer.
October 12 - Charles Sorley
November 15 - Booker T. Washington
, African-American educator.Science
publishes his theory of general relativity.To my Homepage