1916 in History – What happened in year 1916

In history, year 1916 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 1916.

Know what happened in 1916:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 AugustIrish nationalist Sir Roger Casement was hanged at London'sPentonville Prison for treason for his role in the Easter Rising, arebellion to win Irish independence from Britain.
05 AugustFirst World War-The British Empire's Sinai and Palestinecampaign began with a victory in the Battle of Romani.
15 July William Boeing incorporated the Pacific Aero Products Company,which was later renamed Boeing.
27 July British mariner Charles Fryatt was executed at Bruges, Belgiumafter a court-martial found him to be a franc-tireur.
29 AugustThe United States Congress passed the Philippine Autonomy Act,the first formal and official declaration of the US commitment to grantindependence to the Philippines.
31 MayThe German Kaiserliche Marine and British Royal Navy clashed inthe Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War.
18 DecemberThe French defeated German forces around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France, ending the longest battle and one of thebloodiest in World War I.
05 NovemberAn armed confrontation in Everett, Washington, US, betweenlocal authorities and members of the Industrial Workers of the Worldresulted in seven deaths.
15 SeptemberTanks, the 'secret weapons' of the British Army during theFirst World War, were first used in combat at the Battle of the Somme inSomme, Picardy, France, leading to strategic Allied victory.
27 SeptemberLij Iyasu, the emperor-designate of Ethiopia, was deposed infavor of his aunt, Zewditu.
03 AugustIrish nationalist Sir Roger Casement was hanged at London'sPentonville Prison for treason for his role in the Easter Rising, arebellion to win Irish independence from Britain.
19 JulyFirst World War-'The worst 24 hours in Australia's entirehistory' occurred when Australian forces suffered heavy losses in theirunsuccessful assault on the Germans at the Battle of Fromelles inFrance.
27 JulyBritish mariner Charles Fryatt was executed at Bruges, Belgium,after a court-martial found him to be a franc-tireur.
30 JulyGerman agents caused a major explosion when they sabotagedAmerican ammunition supplies to prevent the materiel from being used bythe Allies of World War I.
01 JuneLouis Brandeis became the first Jew to be appointed to theUnited States Supreme Court.
10 MayErnest Shackleton and five companions completed one ofhistory's greatest small-boat journeys when they arrived at SouthGeorgia after an 800-nautical-mile (1,500 km) journey in a lifeboat.
01 JulyFirst World War-The first day of the Battle of Albert, the opening phase of the Battle of the Somme, became the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army, with 57,470 casualties of which 19,240 were killed or died of wounds.
05 DecemberBritish Prime Minister H. H. Asquith resigned due to his lack of vigour over the conduct of the Great War.
05 AugustFirst World War-The British Empire's Sinai and Palestine Campaign began with a victory in the Battle of Romani.
15 SeptemberTanks, the 'secret weapons' of the British Army during theFirst World War, were first used in combat at the Battle of the Somme in Somme, Picardy, France, leading to strategic Allied victory.
23 DecemberFirst World War-Allied forces gained a strategic victory in the Battle of Magdhaba, located in the Sinai Peninsula.
27 OctoberSupporters of deposed Ethiopian Emperor-designate Iyasu V weredefeated at the Battle of Segale, ending their attempt to restore him tothe throne.
27 SeptemberLij Iyasu, the emperor-designate of Ethiopia, was deposed infavor of his aunt, Zewditu.
18 DecemberThe French defeated German forces around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France, ending the longest battle and one of thebloodiest in World War I.
03 AugustIrish nationalist Sir Roger Casement was hanged at London'sPentonville Prison for treason for his role in the Easter Rising, arebellion to win Irish independence from Britain.
15 MarchSix days after Pancho Villa and his cross-border raiders attacked Columbus, New Mexico, US General John J. Pershing led apunitive expedition into Mexico to pursue Villa.
24 AprilIrish republicans led by Patrick Pearse began the Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland, and proclaimed the Irish Republic an independent state.
15 MayJesse Washington, a teenage African-American farmhand, was lynched in Waco, Texas, US, in what became a well-known example of racially motivated lynching.
16 MayThe United Kingdom and France signed the Sykes–Picot Agreement, a secret agreement considered to have shaped the Middle East, defining the borders of Iraq and Syria.
01 JuneLouis Brandeis became the first Jew to be appointed to theUnited States Supreme Court.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1916:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 JuneRobert F. Furchgott / Biochemist / United States of America
06 DecemberYekaterina Budanova / Pilot / Russia
06 MayRobert H. Dicke / Astronomer / United States of America
07 MayHuw Wheldon / Broadcaster / United Kingdom
08 DecemberRichard Fleischer / Producer / United States of America
12 SeptemberTony Bettenhausen / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
14 SeptemberEric Bentley / Singer / United States of America
15 JuneHoracio Salgán / Pianist / Argentina
15 AprilHelene Hanff / Author / United States of America
15 SeptemberMargaret Lockwood / Actress / United Kingdom
16 NovemberAl Lucas / Bassist / Canada
18 DecemberBetty Grable / Actress / United States of America
19 OctoberJean Dausset / Academic / France
23 NovemberP. K. Page / Poet / United Kingdom
25 AprilJerry Barber / Golfer / United States of America
25 SeptemberJessica Andersson / Author / Australia
28 AugustJack Vance / Author / United States of America
30 MayMort Meskin / Illustrator / United States of America
31 MayBernard Lewis / Author / United Kingdom
31 MayBert Haanstra / Producer / Netherlands

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1916:

YearName / Profession / Country
04 MayZail Singh / Politician / India
30 AugustShailendra / Writer / India
13 MaySachidananda Routray / Poet / India
17 AugustAmritlal Nagar / Writer / India
05 MayGiani Zail Singh / Politician / India
24 DecemberP. Shilu Ao / Politician / India
25 SeptemberDeendayal Upadhyaya / Economist / India
02 FebruaryDasarath Deb / Politician / India
25 March S. M. Pandit / Painter / India
22 January Harilal Upadhyay / Poet / India
10 FebruaryDarbara Singh / Politician / India
05 MayZail Singh / Politician / India
21 March Bismillah Khan / Shehnai Player / India
16 SeptemberM. S. Subbulakshmi / Singer / India
21 NovemberJadu Nath Singh / Soldier / India
08 MayChinmayananda Saraswati / Educator / India
05 MarchBiju Patnaik / Politician / India
31 JulyMohan Lal Sukhadia / Politician / India
03 AugustShakeel Badayuni / Poet / India
11 AugustGopal Gurunath Bewoor / Soldier / India

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