Historical Events In 1916
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Oct 30 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
Oct 31 Carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden on this day in history.
Oct 31 Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
Nov 01 Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris StÃ¼rmer government on this day in history.
Nov 02 Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France on this day in history.
Nov 03 Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar on this day in history.
Nov 03 Treaty establishes British suzerainty over Qatar in the year 1916.
Nov 04 The birth of Walter Cronkite, Legendary US TV reporter on this day in history.
Nov 04 In the year 1916 walter Cronkite, St Joseph Mo, news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81)
Nov 05 Emperor Wilhelm II & French Jozef I establishes kingdom of Poland in the year 1916.
Nov 05 On this day in history len Wilkinson, cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II)
Nov 06 On this day in history ray Conniff, Attleboro Mass, chorus director (Ray Conniff Singers)
Nov 07 On this day in history grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns czar of uprising
Nov 07 Joe Bushkin, NYC, jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes) in the year 1916.
Nov 07 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected President on this day in history.
Nov 08 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons) on this day in history.
Nov 08 HMS Zulu, a Tribal Class Royal Navy destroyer. Disabled by a mine in the Dover Straits which destroyed the after part of the ship. The fore part of HMS Zulu and the aft part of HMS Nubian were salvaged and later joined together to form HMS Zubian. This ship went on to acquire battle honours, to be sold later in 1919 on this day in history.
Nov 10 Billy May, Pitts Pa, orch leader (Milton Berle Show) in the year 1916.
Nov 11 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman in the year 1916.
Nov 12 Jean Papineau-Couture, composer in the year 1916.
Nov 13 Battle of the Somme ends, with a cost of 60,000 Allied lives in the year 1916.
Nov 13 British offensive at Ancre Belgium in the year 1916.
Nov 13 In the year 1916 frederik Septimus Kelly, composer, dies at 35
Nov 13 In the year 1916 jack Elam, Miami AZ, actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo)
Nov 14 Sherwood Schwartz, Passaic NJ, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is) on this day in history.
Nov 15 In the year 1916 dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados
Nov 16 Daws Butler, Toledo OH, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound) on this day in history.
Nov 16 On this day in history eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff," premieres in NYC
Nov 17 On this day in history winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi)
Nov 18 On this day in history gen Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme in Europe
Nov 18 In the year 1916 james L Lyons, jazz promoter
Nov 19 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers) on this day in history.
Nov 20 Ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter in the year 1916.
Nov 21 Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress (In Pyama) in the year 1916.