January 8 - Allied forces withdraw from Gallipoli.
January 17 - The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) is formed.
January 24 - In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad the Supreme Court of the United States
declares the federal income tax void.
January 28 - Louis D. Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the Supreme Court of
the United States.
January 29 - World War I: Paris is bombed by German zeppelins for the first time.
February 3 - Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada are burned down.
February 11 - Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
February 11 - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert.
February 21 - World War I: In France the Battle of Verdun begins.
March 6 - Sydney conservatorium of music in Australia accepts first students.
March 9 - Pancho Villa leads 1,500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus,
New Mexico, killing 17.
March 15 - President Woodrow Wilson sends 12,000 United States troops over the
Mexican border to pursue Pancho Villa.
March 19 - First United States air combat mission in history as eight US planes take
off in pursuit of Pancho Villa.
April 24 - April 30 - Easter Rising in Ireland.
May 20 - The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell
painting ("Boy with Baby Carriage").
May 31 - June 1 - Battle of Jutland.
July 1 - November 18: More than 1 million soldiers die during The Battle of the Somme
including 60,000 soldiers from the British Commonwealth on the first day. The United
States is still unwilling to join in the war with Britain, Canada, Australia and the other
July 15 - In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing incorporates Pacific Aero Products (later
July 16 - Hellenic Holocaust: The entire Greek population of Sinope and the coastal region
of the county of Kastanome has been exiled or killed.
July 22 - In San Francisco, California, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a
Preparedness Day parade killing 10 injuring 40.
December 31 - The Hampton Terrace Hotel in North Augusta, South Carolina, one of the
largest and most luxurious hotels in the nation at the time, burns to the ground.
November 5 - Kingdom of Poland proclaimed by joined act of emperors of Germany and
November 7 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman elected to the
United States House of Representatives.
November 18 - World War I: First Battle of the Somme ends - In France, British
Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started
on July 1, 1916.
November 30 - Hellenic Holocaust: According to the Austrian consul: "on 26 November
Rafet Bey (Turkish Minister of the Interior) told me: "we must finish off the Greeks
as we did with the Armenians
on 28 November."
December 23 - World War I: Battle of Magdhaba - In the Sinai desert, Australian and
New Zealand mounted troops capture the Turkish garrison.
Woman's International Bowling Congress established in the US.
Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, are cancelled.
Cours de linguistique générale by Ferdinand de Saussure published.
November - Woodrow Wilson defeats Charles E. Hughes in the U.S. presidential election.
Federal charter granted to the Boy Scouts of America.
Robert Baden-Powell founds Wolf Scouts in Britain, changed to Cub Scouts in the USA.
Food rationed in Germany.Ongoing events
World War I (1914-1918).Births
January 3 - Betty Furness
, actress, consumer activist (d. 1994).
January 8 - Adriaantje Cornelia de Fouw
January 12 - Pieter Willem Botha
, President of South Africa.
January 15 - Anton Willem Johan Jochems
February 11 - Bernice Levin Neugarten
, social scientist/gerontologist (d. 2001).
February 11 - Joseph Alioto
, Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1998).
February 14 - Masaki Kobayashi
February 26 - Jackie Gleason
, comedian (d. 1987).
February 29 - Dinah Shore
, singer (d. 1994).
March 4 - Hans Eysenck
, psychologist (d. 1997).
March 11 - Harold Wilson
, British prime minister (d. 1995).
March 13 - John Aspinwall Roosevelt
, businessman, philanthropist (d. 1981).
March 14 - Horton Foote
March 15 - Harry James
, musician, band leader (d. 1983).
March 19 - Irving Wallace
, novelist (d. 1990).
April 3 - Herb Caen
, newspaper columnist (d. 1997).
April 5 - Gregory Peck
, actor (d. 2003).
April 12 - Beverly Cleary
April 15 - Helene Hanff
, author (d. 1997).
April 22 - Yehudi Menuhin
, violinist (d. 1999).
May 8 - João Havelange
, industrialist and FIFA president 1974-1998.
May 10 - Milton Babbitt
May 21 - Harold Robbins
, novelist (d. 1997).
May 21 - Tinus Osendarp
, Dutch sprinter.
May 22 - Sara Jozina van den Houten
May 26 - Henriette Roosenburg
, journalist (d. 1972).
May 31 - Geziena Christina de Jong
June 8 - Francis Crick
, scientist, Nobel laureate.
June 23 - Hermann Gmeiner
, pedagogue (d. 1986).
June 23 - Irene Worth
, actress (d. 2002).
July 11 - Gough Whitlam
, twenty-first Prime Minister of Australia, 1972-1975.
July 14 - Natalia Ginzburg
, author (d. 1991).
July 16 - Cornelia van den Houten
July 22 - Marcel Cerdan
, World Champion Boxer (d. 1949).
July 31 - Bill Todman
, game show producer (d. 1979).
August 2 - Antoinetta Elisabeth Stroosnijder
August 9 - Willem Beije
September 3 - Gerritje Cornelia Kuiper
September 13 - Roald Dahl
, author (d. 1990).
October 23 - Maria (Marie) van der Schelde
October 30 - Leon Day
, baseballer (d. 1995).
November 10 - Louis le Brocquy
, leading Irish painter.
November 24 - Forrest J. Ackerman
November 28 - Mary Lilian Baels
, Princess of Rethy, Belgium (d. 2002).
December 9 - Kirk Douglas
, US actor.
December 19 - Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann
December 23 - Gerrit van den Houten
- English Cricketer.Jack Agazarian
, SOE agent and hero of WW II (d. 1945).Stillborn
July 29 - Stillborn van den Houten (boy)
January 11 - Elizabeth Blom
January 14 - Leuntje van den Houten
January 23 - Daniel de Bruine
February 6 - Rubén Darío
February 12 - Richard Dedekind
February 28 - Henry James
March 1 - N.N. van den Houten. (girl)
May 3 - Padraig Pearse
, Irish nationalist.
May 11 - Max Reger
June 6 - Yuan Shikai
, Chinese military official and politician.
June 29 - Georges Lacombe
, French artist.
July 6 - Odilon Redon
July 23 - Sir William Ramsay
, chemist and Nobel prize winner.
May 13 - Sholom Aleichem
August 4 - Cornelis Meerman
October 7 - James Whitcomb Riley
October 23 - Elisabeth Voogd
October 28 - Cleveland Abbe
, U.S. meteorologist (b. 1838).
November 6 - Klasina Meerman
November 9 - Willem van den Houten. Later: Willem van Houten
November 13 - Lanoe Hawker
, British fighter pilot.
November 22 - Jack London
December 5 - Princess Augusta
of Cambridge, the last grandchild of George III.
December 29/December 30 - Grigori Rasputin
, Russian monk & mystic.To my Homepage