1915 h1 Timeline
01 - Jews of Laibach Austria expelled.
01 - DW Griffith shows "Clansman" at a sneak preview.
04 - 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho.
04 - World War I Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops.
09 - Exposition l.Civic Auditorium dedicated, SF.
11 - Sports Col Jacob Ruppert & Col Tillinghast Huston purchase Yanks for $460,000.
12 - House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women right to vote.
13 - Winston Churchill presents plan for assault on Dardanelles.
13 - Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 29,800.
15 - Japan claims economic control of China.
16 - Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin.
17 - World War I Russia occupies Bukovina & Western Ukraine.
18 - Japan's Twenty-One Demands on China
18 - Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die.
19 - World War I, Aviation -jan 20 1915 First German aerial bombing of Britain, by two Zeppelins, thereby opening up a new era in the exploitation of aeronautics.
19 - Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude.
24 - World War I German-British sea battle at Doggersbank & Helgoland.
25 - Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (NY to SF). Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF.
28 - US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services.
28 - World War I 1st US ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK).
30 - World War I German submarine attack on Le Havre.
31 - World War I 1st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians.
00 - World War I, Aviation French Lieutenant Roland Garros mounts a machine gun on his aircraft, shot down first the German aircraft.
00 - World War I, Aviation Anthony H. G. Fokker perfects his design for a synchronizing gear to allow machinegun fire through a rotating propeller.
03 - World War I Turkish & German army reach Suez Canal.
04 - World War I Germany announces "war zone" in British waters
04 - Experiments to find cause of pellagra begin at Miss Penitentiary.
07 - 1st wireless message sent from a moving train to a station received.
07 - World War I 2nd Battle of Masurian Lakes. German armies surround a Russian army.
08 - SIlent Film "Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in LA.
10 - World War I Prussians defeated by Germans in Battle of Masurian Lakes.
12 - Cornerstone laid for Lincoln Memorial in Wash DC.
17 - World War I Edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WW I, is mortally wounded.
18 - World War I German submarine 'blockade' of British Isles begins.
19 - World War I British begin naval action against the Dardenelles
20 - Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in San Francisco.
21 - World's Fair in San Francisco opens.
21 - 20th Russian Army corps surrenders.
22 - World War I Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war.
23 - World War I Germany sinks US ships Carib and Evelyn also torpedoes Norwegian ship Regin.
23 - Nevada enforces convenient divorce law.
25 - World War I Allied fleet destroys outer forts of Dardanelles.
01 - World War I American citizen dies in sinking of first passenger ship, the British liner, Falaba.
02 - World War I Allied troops land at Kum-Kale, on Asiatic side of the Dardanelles.
02 - World War I British vice adm Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts.
03 - The Advisory Committee for Aeronautics l.National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics or NACA was established by a rider to the Naval Appropriations Act.
04 - U.S. Congress passed an appropriation bill of $300,000 for Army aeronautics for the 1916 fiscal year.
06 - Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos.
08 - 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned.
10 - World War I British expedition Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle.
11 - World War I Britain announces blockade of German ports
14 - German cruiser Dresden blows itself up near coast of Chile.
15 - World War I Netherland merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed & sinks in North Sea.
16 - World War I Brit battle cruisers Inflexible & Irresistible hit mines in Dardanelle.
16 - Federal Trade Commission organizes.
18 - World War I Failed British attack in Dardanelles.
18 - World War I French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed.
19 - World War I Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time).
22 - World War I Austrian fortress of Przmysl surrenders to Russians.
25 - 1st submarine disaster; a US F-4 sank off Hawaii, killing 21.
25 - World War I German U boat torpedoes Netherland merchant ship Medea.
02 - Aviation President Wilson appointed the first 12 members of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
05 - Sports Jess Willard KOs Jack Johnson in 26 for heavyweight boxing title.
14 - World War I Dutch merchant navy ship Katwijk sunk by Germany torpedo.
16 - Military, Aviation US Navy AB-2 flying boat successfully catapulted from a barge, Lt. P. N. Bellinger as pilot.
19 - Sports 19th Boston Marathon won by Edouard Fabre of Canada in 2:31:41.2.
22 - BelgiumWorld War I Second Battle of Ypres begins. Poison gas first used by Germans in attack on Canadians.
22 - World War I 2nd Battle of Ypres begins.
23 - Military, Aviation The Secretary of War called the first meeting of the NACA in his office. Brig. Gen. George P. Scriven, Chief Signal Officer, was elected temporary Chairman, and Dr. Charles D. Walcott, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, was elected first Chairman of the important NACA Executive Committee.
23 - American altitude record of 10,000 feet for seaplanes was established in Burgess-Dunne AH-10 by Lt. P. N. Bellinger over Pensacola, Florida.
23 - ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA).
24 - World War I German army fires chloroform gas in Ieper.
24 - Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day).
25 - World War I British landing on Gallipoli Peninsula
25 - World War I 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli.
26 - France, Russia, Italy and Britain conclude secret Treaty of London
01 - World War I American steamer Gulflight torpedoed off Scilly Isles by German submarine; 3 lives lost.
01 - World War I British Lusitania leaves NY, for Liverpool.
01 - World War I German submarine sinks US ship Gulflight.
02 - World War I British South Africa troops under General Botha capture Otymbingue, German Southwest Africa.
02 - World War I Opening of great Austro-German offensive in Galicia. (Gorlice-Tarnow)
04 - World War I Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungaryb & Germany.
05 - World War I German U-20 sinks Earl of Lathom.
06 - World War I German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland.
07 - World War I Germans capture Libau, Russian Baltic port.
07 - World War I Lusitania, Cunard liner, sunk by German submarine off Kinsale Head, Irish coast, with loss of 1152 lives; 102 Americans.
07 - Alfred G Vanderbilt, US millionaire, dies aboard Lusitania.
07 - Charles Frohman, dies aboard Lusitania.
09 - World War I Opening of the Second Battle of Artois on western front.
10 - World War I Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea.
12 - Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250.
15 - AT&T becomes 1st corporation to have 1 million stockholders.
20 - Bataafsche Petroleum Me begins oil extraction of Maracaibo.
23 - World War I Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary and begins invasion on a 60 mile front.
24 - Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations.
25 - World War I 2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties.
31 - World War I, Aviation German Zeppelins bombard suburbs of London.
31 - World War I, Aviation An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London.
01 - Military, Aviation Navy let first contract for lighter-than-air craft in ordering one nonrigid airship from Connecticut Aircraft. l.DN-1
10 - World War I British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon.
15 - World War I, Aviation Allied aircraft bombs Karlsruhe, Baden, in retaliation of german bombing in England.
15 - US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo.
17 - League to Enforce Peace forms in Philadelphia.
20 - World War I German offensive in Argonnes.
21 - Anti-British revolt in South-Africa ends with arrest of Gen De Law.
22 - World War I Lemberg recaptured by Austrians.
24 - 800 die as excursion steamer Eastland capsizes in Chicago.
26 - Germany suppresses its "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace.
29 - World War I First of twelve battles of the Isonzo begins on the Italian front.
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