1915 in History – What happened in year 1915

In history, year 1915 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1915.

Know what happened in 1915:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 MayThe oldest continually operational Royal Air Force station, RAFNortholt, opened as the home to No. 4 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron.
08 FebruaryFilm director D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation was released, becoming one of the most influential and controversial films in the history of American cinema.
12 DecemberPresident Yuan Shikai of the Republic of China reinstated themonarchy and declared himself Emperor.
27 March Typhoid Mary, the first person to be identified as an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever, was placed into quarantine, where she would spend the rest of her life.
03 MayCanadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote 'InFlanders Fields', later considered one of the most notable poems writtenduring the First World War.
22 MayFive trains were involved in a crash near Gretna Green,Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246 others.
24 AprilThe Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire began with thearrest and deportation of hundreds of prominent Armenians inConstantinople.
09 March The Panama–California Exposition (guide book pictured) openedin San Diego's Balboa Park, celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal.
14 March First World War-British forces cornered and sank the SMSDresden, the last remnant of the German East Asia Squadron, near theChilean island of Más a Tierra.
19 March Pluto was photographed for the first time, 15 years before itwas officially discovered by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory.
13 JanuaryAbout 30,000 people in Avezzano, Italy—96% of itspopulation—were killed when an earthquake struck the region.
18 January Japanese Prime Minister Okuma Shigenobu issued the Twenty-OneDemands to China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
25 AprilFirst World War-Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Anzac Cove while British and French troops landed at Cape Helles tobegin the Allied invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire.
12 DecemberPresident Yuan Shikai of the Republic of China reinstated themonarchy and declared himself Emperor.
25 NovemberAlbert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciencehis field equations of general relativity.
12 OctoberA German firing squad executed British nurse Edith Cavell forhelping Allied soldiers to escape occupied Belgium.
28 OctoberRichard Strauss conducted the first performance of his tonepoem An Alpine Symphony in Berlin.
15 AugustThe New York World revealed that Germany had purchased excessphenol from Thomas Edison that could be used to make explosives for thewar effort and diverted it to Bayer for aspirin production.
17 AugustAmerican Jew Leo Frank was lynched by a mob of prominentcitizens in Marietta, Georgia, for the alleged murder of a 13-year-oldgirl.
01 JulyWorld War I-German fighter pilot Kurt Wintgens became the first person to shoot down another plane in aerial combat using asynchronized machine gun.
07 JulySinhalese army officer Henry Pedris was wrongly executed byBritish authorities for allegedly inciting race riots, hastening the SriLankan independence movement.
24 JulyThe passenger ship SS Eastland rolled over while tied to a dockin the Chicago River, killing 844 passengers and crew, the largest lossof life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
03 MayCanadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote 'In Flanders Fields', later considered one of the most notable poems writtenduring the First World War.
09 MayBritish forces launched the Battle of Aubers Ridge, anoffensive on the Western Front which was part of the larger FrenchSecond Battle of Artois.
22 MayLassen Peak, in the Shasta Cascade region of NorthernCalifornia, violently erupted, the only volcanic eruption in thecontiguous U.S. in the 20th century until Mount St. Helens in 1980.
22 MayFive trains were involved in the United Kingdom's deadliesttrain crash near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246 others.
27 MayHMS Princess Irene was obliterated by an explosion off Sheerness, United Kingdom with the loss of 352 lives.
25 AprilFirst World War-Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landedat Anzac Cove while British and French troops landed at Cape Helles tobegin the Allied invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire.
03 MarchThe National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), thepredecessor of NASA, was founded.
09 MarchThe Panama–California Exposition opened in San Diego's BalboaPark, celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1915:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayDoris Fisher / Writer / United States of America
01 February Stanley Matthews / Footballer / United Kingdom
02 February Abba Eban / Politician / South Africa
07 AprilBillie Holiday / Actress / United States of America
09 NovemberAndré François / Painter / Romania
09 JuneJim McDonald / Footballer / United States of America
11 January Paddy Mayne / Lawyer / Britain
11 NovemberWilliam Proxmire / Journalist / United States of America
12 March Alberto Burri / Painter / Italy
19 February John Freeman / Politician / United States of America
21 January Orazio Mariani / Sprinter / Italy
21 February Claudia Jones / Journalist / Britain
24 January Robert Motherwell / Painter / United States of America
26 NovemberEarl Wild / Composer / United States of America
27 DecemberGyula Zsengellér / Footballer / Hungary
28 NovemberYves Thériault / Author / Canada
29 JulyFrancis W. Sargent / Politician / United States of America
29 DecemberRobert Ruark / Author / United States of America
30 January Joachim Peiper / Field Officer / Germany
30 SeptemberLester Maddox / Politician / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1915:

YearName / Profession / Country
09 AugustHitendra Kanaiyalal Desai / Politician / India
17 SeptemberM. F. Husain / Painter / India
15 OctoberJayant / Actor / India
NA NAMadan Puri / Actor / India
02 February Khushwant Singh / Author / India
17 SeptemberMaqbool Fida Husain / Painter / India
20 AugustD. Devaraj Urs / Politician / India
24 OctoberJeevan / Actor / India
15 SeptemberKaram Singh / Soldier / India
25 JuneKashmir Singh Katoch / Military Advisor / India
06 AugustGurdial Singh Dhillon / Politician / India
15 NovemberV. R. Krishna Iyer / Judge / India
12 JuneNagraj Rao Havaldar / Singer / India
11 March Vijay Hazare / Cricketer / India
27 MarchPushpalata Das / Freedom Fighter / India
02 FebruaryKhushwant Singh / Author / India
08 AugustBhisham Sahni / Writer / India
06 February Kavi Pradeep / Poet / India
08 JuneKayyar Kinhanna Rai / Author / India
22 JulyShaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah / Politician / India

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