Historical Events In 1915
Friday, 22 November 2019
Dec 26 Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic) in the year 1915.
Dec 27 Mary Kornman, Idaho Falls ID, actress (Queen of the Jungle) in the year 1915.
Dec 28 In the year 1915 gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78
Dec 28 On this day in history roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers)
Dec 28 San Francisco City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph on this day in history.
Dec 28 On this day in history sF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
Dec 29 Charles Beach Hawley, composer, dies at 57 in the year 1915.
Dec 29 On this day in history charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
Dec 30 Cromarty Harbour, Scot-British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die on this day in history.
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.