Historical Events In 1915
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Dec 26 In the year 1915 hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
Dec 27 In the year 1915 mary Kornman, Idaho Falls ID, actress (Queen of the Jungle)
Dec 28 Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78 in the year 1915.
Dec 28 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers) on this day in history.
Dec 28 San Francisco City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph in the year 1915.
Dec 28 SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph in the year 1915.
Dec 29 Charles Beach Hawley, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
Dec 29 Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead) on this day in history.
Dec 30 In the year 1915 cromarty Harbour, Scot-British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die
Dec 30 On this day in history hMS Natal, blew up and sank at her moorings in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland, over 400 lives lost. Sources differ about the date with some giving it as 31st. The cause was speculated about at the time and sabotage was feared by some but the official enquiry put it down to a cordite explosion which becomes unstable when overheated. Other ships had suffered a similar fate, and this is the most likely explanation.