In 1916, a German note to Washington, D.C., concerning submarine warfare, declares that a strict adherence to international law would henceforth be followed.
In 1916, Te mperature falls from 7 degrees C to -49 degrees C night of 23-24, Browning, Mont.
In 1916, German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France.
In 1916, Stalin writes a letter to the Party Center abroad concerning his work on articles on the national question.
In 1916, Greatest Snowfall In One Day: 78" in Alaska.In 1943, the government announced that shoe rationing would go into effect in two days, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person for the remainder of the year. The war must have been a really big SHEW.
In 1916, French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedo ed off Syrian coast, kills 374.
In 1916, Britain's military service act enforced (conscription).
In 1916, Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control.
In 1916, the longest and bloodiest battle of World War I - the battle of Verdun - began in France.
In 1916, In a letter to the Bolshevik center abroad, sent through Inessa Armand, J. V. Stalin inquires about his article "Cultural-National Autonomy," which he had sent abroad.
In 1916, 3,100 people died when the French cruiser Provence was sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean.
In 1916, Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia.
In 1916, The Army Reorganization Act is passed by Congress.
In 1916, Pancho Villa led a Mexican band in a raid on Columbus, New Mexico, killing more than 12 pe ople.
In 1916, Germany declares war against Portugal.
In 1916, Stalin, in conjunction with S. Spandaryan and other exiles, writes a letter to the journal Voprosy Strakhovaniya (Insurance Questions).
In 1916, Gen Pershing, 15,000 troops chasing Villa into Mexico, stays 10-mos.
In 1916, General John "Black Jack" Pershing marched into M exico to capture revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, who had staged several cross- border raids. The two-year expedition was unsuccessful.
In 1916, US Senate agrees (82-6) to participate in WW I.
In 1916, the Easter Rising in Dublin collapsed as Irish nationalists who has seized control of the General Post Office surrendered to British authorities.
In 1916, responding to a demand from President Wilson, Germany agreed to limit its submarine warfare, thereby averting a diplomatic break with Washington.
In 1916, US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924.
In 1916, Battle of Skagerrak: Brit-German sea battle at Jutland (10,000 dead).
In 1916, British battlecruiser Invincible explodes, killing all but 6.
In 1916, during World War I, British and Ger man fleets fought the Battle of Jutland off Denmark.
In 1916, US troops under Gen Pershing march into Mexico.
In 1916, Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing.
In 1916, Battle on the Somme: British fourth Army walks to German lines.
In 1916, the Allies attack the German defenses at the Somme, beginning the bloodiest batt le in history.
In 1916, first of 3 fatal shark attacks occ urred near NJ shore (4 die).
In 1916, 33.6 cm rainfall at Effingham SC (state record).
In 1916, 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record).
In 1916, a bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, California, killing 10 people.
In 1916, German saboteurs blew up ammunitions plant on Black Tom Island near Jersey City, New Jersey.
In 1916, Turks annex Persian city Hamadan from Russia.
In 1916, Italy's declaration of war against Germany took effect during World War I.
In 1916, Congress created the U.S. Naval reserve.
In 1916, Transport ship Hsin-Yu & cruiser Hai-Yung collide; Steamer 'Hsin Iu' sinks off China coast , 1,000 drown.
In 1916, the Allies turn back the Germans in World War I's Battle of Verdun.
In 1916, the first use of an army tank used in war was Britian's "Little Willies" at Battle of Flors, France.
In 1916, Hitler an der Westfront.
In 1916, Reserve Officers Training Corps Estab lished By U.S. Army.
In 1916, Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control).
In 1916, Greece declares war on Germany.
In 1916, first (German) air attack on London.
In 1916, In connection with the drafting of summarily exiled persons into the army J. V. Stalin is sent under escort to Krasnoyarsk.
In 1916, the French defeated the Germans in the World War I battle of Verdun.
In 1916, Gregory Rasputin, the monk who had wielded powerful influence over the Russian court, was murdered by a group of conservative noblemen.