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1916Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

1916Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

1916Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

1916World War I: Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.

1916Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).

1916John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.

1916Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football

1916Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes

1916Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris

1916Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative

1916Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

191630th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Louise Raymond (6-0 6-1)

19161st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY

1916Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured

1916Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)

1916Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism

1916Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President

1916Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

1916 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
1st football game in Rose Bowl (Washington State-Brown) 
Jan 1
1st issue of "Journal of Negro History" published 
Jan 5
Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro 
Jan 7
German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun 
Jan 7
In response to pressure from President Wilson, Germany notifies the State Department that it will abide by strict international rules of maritime warfare 
Jan 8
World War I: Allied forces withdraw from Gallipoli. 
Jan 9
The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated. 
Jan 10
Russian offensive in Kaukasus 
Jan 10
In retaliation for President Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood 
Jan 11
French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu 
Jan 12
Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Is colony in Pacific 
Jan 14
Dutch Zuiderzee dyke cracks 
Jan 17
1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY 
Jan 17
Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in NYC 
Jan 18
A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite stikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri. 
Jan 23
Temp falls from 44°F (7°C) to -56°F (49°C) night of 23-24, Browning MT 
Jan 24
The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons 
Jan 25
Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary 
Jan 27
Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin 
Jan 28
1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson 
Jan 28
German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France 
Jan 28
Opera "Goyescas," premieres (NYC) 
Jan 29
1st bombing of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place 
Jan 31
Dutch Girl Guides form 
Feb 3
Canada's original Parliament buildings, in Ottawa, burns down 
Feb 3
Tristan Tzara publishes the Dada manifesto in Zurich Switzerland 
Feb 5
Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co 
Feb 8
French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374 
Feb 8
NL votes down Charlie Ebbets proposal to limit 25 cent seats 
Feb 9
Britain's military service act enforced (conscription) 
Feb 9
NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20) 
Feb 10
Military conscription begins in Britain 
Feb 11
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert 
Feb 11
Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control 
Feb 11
Germany and Austria-Hungary notify the US that they will sink any armed merchant ships starting on 1 March 
Feb 12
1st edition of Joseph Patterson/Sidney Smith strip "Gumps" 
Feb 15
NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500 
Feb 16
Russian troops conquer the Ottoman Empire city of Erzurum during WWI 
Feb 16
The US rejects the right of Germany and Austria-Hungary to sink armed merchant ships 
Feb 16
The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania 
Feb 17
Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith' musical premieres in NYC 
Feb 18
The last German garrison in the German colony of Cameroons surrenders 
Feb 21
Battle of Verdun in WW I begins (1 million casualties) 
Feb 22
The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany' 
Feb 23
Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin 
Feb 23
French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun 
Feb 25
German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun 
Feb 26
Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930 
Feb 26
Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract 
Feb 26
Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia 
Mar 1
Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic 
Mar 8
US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime 
Mar 9
Mexican General Francisco "Pancho" Villa invades US (18 killed) 
Mar 9
Germany declares war against Portugal 
Mar 12
French airship sinks British submarine D3 
Mar 14
Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun 
Mar 15
Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea 
Mar 15
Gen Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay 10 for 10 months 
Mar 15
University of Gent goes under Dutch control 
Mar 16
James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London 
Mar 16
US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty 
Mar 20
Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium 
Mar 21
JP Van Limburg Stirum succeeds AWF Idenburg as gov-gen of Neth Indies 
Mar 24
German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed 
Mar 25
Heavyweight Jess Willard & Franc Moran fight to no decision in NYC 
Mar 25
Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title 
Mar 25
Women are allowed to attend a boxing match 
Mar 26
Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary 
Mar 30
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2 
Mar 31
Dutch government ends all military engagements 
Apr 1
1st US national women's swiming championships held 
Apr 2
German troops overtake Bois de Caillette 
Apr 2
57 armed New Zealand police invade the remote Ngāi Tūhoe settlement of Maungapōhatu in the Urewera Ranges to arrest the Māori prophet Rua Kēnana 
Apr 4
US Senate agrees (82-6) to participate in WW I 
Apr 5
French troops occupy Bois de Caillette 
Apr 6
German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare 
Apr 8
Norway approves active & passive female suffrage 
Apr 8
In Corona, California, racecar driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators. 
Apr 9
The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection 
Apr 10
1st professional golf tournament held 
Apr 10
The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City. 
Apr 12
Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement boards submarine U-19 at Wilmshaven, Germany, bound for a rendezvous with the Aud at Tralee 
Apr 18
US Secretary of State Warns Germany that the USA may break diplomatic relations unless torpedo attacks on unarmed ships stop 
Apr 19
"Bing Boys are Here" opens in London 
Apr 19
20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth of Mass in 2:27:16.4 
Apr 19
Italians troops conquer Col di Lana at Merano 
Apr 19
Alderman Kelly reads the 'Castle Order' to a meeting of Dublin Corporation; this forged document supposedly from Dublin Castle, indicated that there was to be mass arrests of Irish Volunteers to prevent "trouble" 
Apr 20
German-British sea battle off Belgian coast 
Apr 20
Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago opens, Cubs beat Cin Reds 7-6 
Apr 21
Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, lands on the coast from a German submarine; he attempts to get German aid for an uprising against the British 
Apr 21
Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement is discovered at McKenna's Fort and is arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary 
Apr 21
The Aud, carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans in staging what would become the 1916 Rising, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour 
Apr 22
France battles at Fort Douaumont 
Apr 22
Karl Spindler scuttles the Aud near Daunt's Rock, to prevent its cargo of 20,000 rifles destined for Irish republicans falling into enemy hands 
Apr 22
Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers Eóin MacNeill issues the Countermanding order in Dublin to try to stop what would become the Easter Rising 
Apr 23
Lord Dunsany's "Night at an Inn" premieres in NYC 
Apr 24
Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins 
Apr 24
Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for ice-trapped ship Endurance 
Apr 27
The British renew their assault on the Irish Volunteer position in Mount Street; shelling also sets the buildings on fire 
Apr 29
Irish nationalists set post office on fire in Dublin 
Apr 30
Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds 
May 2
US president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act 
May 2
2nd Ave & Bronx Terrace renamed Bronx Blvd; Seward Pl renamed Sycamore Ave; Herald Ave renamed Dickinson Ave; Monroe & Selwyn Avenue named 
May 3
Irish Nationalists Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke are executed by firing squad following their involvement in the Easter Rising 
May 4
At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare 
May 4
Ned Daly, Willie Pearse, Michael O'Hanrahan and Joseph Plunkett are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin 
May 5
US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924 
May 6
Belgian troop march into Kigali, German East-Africa 
May 8
German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes 
May 8
Irishmen Eamon Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert and Sean Houston are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin 
May 9
British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey 
May 10
Disastrous fire in Ellendale, ND 
May 10
Historic Shipport Museum opens in Amsterdam 
May 12
James Connolly and Sean McDermott are executed following their involvement in the Easter Rising in Dublin 
May 13
1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day 
May 13
42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04 
May 15
Asiago, Italy, falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front 
May 15
Claiming that the USA must act to quell dangerous disorder, the government orders US Marines to land in Santo Domingo; the American occupation will continue until 1924 
May 16
41st Preakness: Linus McAtee aboard Damrosch wins in 1:54.8 
May 17
British Summer Time (Daylight Savings) introduced 
May 18
US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft 
May 18
A British Royal Inquiry into the Easter Rising in Dublin is set up in London 
May 19
Escadrille Américaine (Lafayette) transfered to Verdun 
May 20
Codell, Kansas hit by tornado (also on same date in 1917 & 1918) 
May 20
Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting 
May 21
Britain begins "Summer Time" (daylight saving time) 
May 22
French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun 
May 23
Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun 
May 24
Conscription begins in Britain 
May 24
French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured 
May 24
Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname 
May 24
US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker 
May 27
Groundbreaking begins on Hugh Grant Circle in Bronx 
May 27
President Wilson addresses the League to Enforce Peace, founded in 1915, and gives public support to the idea of a league of nations 
May 29
NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game 
May 29
Official flag of president of US adopted 
May 29
US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta wins in 3:34:16.990 (135.187 km/h) 
May 31
Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak): naval battle betwwen British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet: 10,000 die in this inconcluisve slaughter 
May 31
British battle cruiser HMS Invincible explodes, killing all but 6 (Battle of Jutland) 
Jun 1
German attack on Fort Vaux, Verdun 
Jun 2
German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux 
Jun 3
US National Defense Act establishes Reserve Officers Training Corps 
Jun 4
General Aleksei Brusilov begins a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (WWI) 
Jun 5
The Sherif Hussein proclaims a revolt of the Arabs in the province of Hejaz, an action that undermines the Turkish Empire 
Jun 6
Voters in East Cleveland approves women suffrage 
Jun 6
With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-Sen 
Jun 7
Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes 
Jun 7
Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun 
Jun 10
48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22 
Jun 10
Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks 
Jun 12
30th US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats Louise Raymond (6-0 6-1) 
Jun 12
Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at US tennis championship 
Jun 14
The Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Wilson campaigns on the slogan 'he kept out out of the war' 
Jun 14
Representatives of eight Allied nations hold an economic conference in Paris at which they discuss ways to cripple their enemies economic power during and after the war 
Jun 15
Boys Scouts of America forms 
Jun 16
Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0 
Jun 16
Passing of the Military Services Bill introduces conscription in New Zealand 
Jun 17
1st national congress of Sarekat Islam at Bandoeng Java 
Jun 17
US troops under Gen Pershing march into Mexico 
Jun 18
Yanks score in every inning but 8th to beat Indians 19-3 in baseball 
Jun 21
Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0 
Jun 21
Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing 
Jun 21
President Carranza orders his troops to oppose American soldiers at Carrazil, Mexico; 18 American soldiers are killed or wounded 
Jun 24
Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract. 
Jun 25
Russian Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov 
Jun 26
Cleveland Indians experiment with #s on their jerseys (one game) 
Jun 29
Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time 
Jun 30
22nd US Golf Open: Chick Evans shoots a 286 at Minikahda Club MINN 
Jun 30
General Douglas Haig reports "The men are in splendid spirits" 
Jul 1
British court martial (Easter uprising) 
Jul 1
Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market 
Jul 1
Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR 
Jul 1
First day of the Battle of the Somme: the British Army suffers its worst day, losing 19,240 men (WWI) 
Jul 2
Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism 
Jul 2
Russian offensive in Armenia 
Jul 3
1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die) 
Jul 7
The New Zealand Labour party is formed 
Jul 9
1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany 
Jul 11
Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act 
Jul 11
Germany launches final offensive in the Battle of Verdun 
Jul 14
33.6 cm rainfall at Effingham SC (state record) 
Jul 14
St Louis Brown Ernie Koob pitches all 17 inns in a 0-0 tie vs Boston 
Jul 15
22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record) 
Jul 15
Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash 
Jul 20
Giants trade Christy Mathewson to Cin Reds 
Jul 22
A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in SF killing 10 
Jul 25
Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks 
Jul 26
The US Protests the 'Blacklist' issued by the British forbidding trade with some 30 US firms 
Jul 29
Postal check & Girodienst establishes 
Jul 30
German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ 
Aug 1
Hawaii National Park forms 
Aug 2
World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto. 
Aug 4
Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million 
Aug 4
The Turks attack the British line at Romani in the northern Sinai (WWI) 
Aug 8
A's set AL record with 19th consecutive loss on road 
Aug 10
Turks annex Persian city Hamadan from Russia 
Aug 12
Picasso, Max Jacob, Kisling, Ortiz & Paquerette photographed in Paris 
Aug 17
Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia 
Aug 21
Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, arrested by the British 
Aug 23
Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years 
Aug 25
US Department of Interior forms National Park Service 
Aug 26
Phila A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleve, 5-0 
Aug 26
Yanks turn triple-play beating Browns 10-6 
Aug 27
Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary 
Aug 28
Germany declares war on Romania 
Aug 28
Italy declares war against Germany during WW I 
Aug 29
Congress creates US Naval Reserve 
Aug 29
Transportship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; 1000 die 
Aug 29
US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence 
Aug 29
General Paul Von Hindenburg replaces Von Falkenhayn as German chief of staff 
Aug 30
Boston's Dutch Leonard no-hits St Louis Browns, 4-0 
Aug 31
Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London 
Sep 1
Bulgaria declares war on Romania 
Sep 1
US Keating-Owen Act (child labor banned from interstate commerce) 
Sep 3
Allies turned back Germans in Battle of Verdun 
Sep 3
US President Wilson signs Adamson Act, providing an 8-hour day on interstate railroads, preventing a national railroad strike 
Sep 4
Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown final baseball game 
Sep 5
36th US Men's Tennis: R N Williams III beats Johnston (4-6 6-4 0-6 6-2 6-4) 
Sep 7
Giants beat Brooklyn 4-1, to launch NY's record 26-game winning streak 
Sep 7
Workmen's Compensation Act passed by Congress 
Sep 8
US President Wilson signs the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax 
Sep 11
German troops conquer Kavalla Greece 
Sep 11
The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses during reconstruction, killing 11 men, following initially total collapsed on August 29, 1907. 
Sep 14
Christy Mathewson pitches & wins his final game 
Sep 15
Debut of tanks in war, "Little Willies" at Battle of Flers-Courcelette (part of the Battle of the Somme) 
Sep 17
40,000 Amsterdam demonstrators demand general voting right 
Sep 17
World War I: Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France. 
Sep 19
First landing at Schiphol Airport, Netherlands (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg) 
Sep 19
Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa 
Sep 24
Indians' Marty Kavanaugh, hits AL's 1st pinch-hit grand slam 
Sep 26
Bishop speak against Catholics in trade unions 
Sep 27
1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians 
Sep 27
Emperor Lidj Jasu of Ethiopia flees 
Sep 27
Iyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu. 
Sep 29
John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire. 
Sep 30
Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak 
Sep 30
Eleftherios Venizelos announces he is forming a Provisional Government in Crete as an alternative to the one in Athens; he is determined to bring Greece into the war on the side of the Allies 
Oct 2
Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year 
Oct 2
San Diego Zoo founded 
Oct 4
Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time 
Oct 5
Soldier Adolf Hitler is injured 
Oct 7
Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football 
Oct 7
The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters 
Oct 9
Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings 
Oct 10
In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3 
Oct 12
Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series 
Oct 14
Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person. 
Oct 14
The Perm State University was founded in Russia. 
Oct 16
Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus 
Oct 16
Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln) 
Oct 16
T E Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein 
Oct 17
Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage 
Oct 19
France extends formal recognition of the Provisional Government in Crete proclaimed Eleftherios Venizelos 
Oct 24
Moroccan troops capture Ft Douaumont 
Oct 26
Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control) 
Oct 27
1st published reference to "jazz" appears (Variety) 
Oct 27
Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu. 
Oct 28
Australian government holds a national referendum seeking support for the proposal of compulsory conscription; it is rejected 
Oct 31
Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle" premieres in NYC 
Nov 1
Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government. 
Nov 2
Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France 
Nov 3
Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar 
Nov 5
Emperors Wilhelm II (Germany) and Franz Jozef I (Austria-Hungary) establish the kingdom of Poland 
Nov 5
Second Chamber accept initial impetus to general males/female suffrage 
Nov 5
The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police. 
Nov 7
Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns Tsar of uprising 
Nov 7
Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative 
Nov 7
Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President 
Nov 13
British offensive at Ancre, Belgium 
Nov 13
Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription. 
Nov 15
William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross 
Nov 16
Eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff" premieres in NYC 
Nov 16
I Berlin/V Herbert/H Blossoms musical premieres in NYC 
Nov 16
Russian La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000 
Nov 18
General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) - over 1 million killed or wounded 
Nov 19
Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers). 
Nov 21
HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people. 
Nov 24
Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing's troops will withdraw and each nation's army will guard the border. President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it 
Nov 26
Greece declares war on Germany 
Nov 26
Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched' 
Nov 28
1st German air attack on London 
Nov 29
US declares martial law in Dominican Republic 
Nov 30
Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty. 
Dec 1
There is virtual civil war in Greece as royalists fight Venizelist, and the Allies determine on a Venizelist victory 
Dec 2
Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract 
Dec 6
German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest 
Dec 6
World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest. 
Dec 7
British government of David Lloyd George forms 
Dec 7
David Lloyd George replaces resigning H. H. Asquith as British PM 
Dec 11
David Lloyd George forms British war government 
Dec 13
Avalanche kills 10,000 Austrian & Italian troops in 24 hrs in Tyrol 
Dec 13
Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsons premieres in Dublin 
Dec 13
French chief of staff Joffre replaced by Nivelle 
Dec 15
French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun 
Dec 19
Suriname Bauxite Company forms in Paramaribo 
Dec 23
World War I: Battle of Magdhaba - Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula. 
Dec 26
Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France 
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