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1916 January


January 7th
In 1916, a German note to Washington, D.C., concerning submarine warfare, declares that a strict adherence to international law would henceforth be followed.
January 23rd
In 1916, Te mperature falls from 7 degrees C to -49 degrees C night of 23-24, Browning, Mont.
January 28th
In 1916, German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France.

1916 February


February 5th
In 1916, Stalin writes a letter to the Party Center abroad concerning his work on articles on the national question.
February 7th
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.
February 8th
In 1916, French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedo ed off Syrian coast, kills 374.
February 9th
In 1916, Britain's military service act enforced (conscription).
February 11th
In 1916, Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control.
February 21st
In 1916, the longest and bloodiest battle of World War I - the battle of Verdun - began in France.
February 25th
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.
February 26th
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.

1916 March


March 5th
In 1916, The Army Reorganization Act is passed by Congress.
March 9th
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.
March 12th
In 1916, Stalin, in conjunction with S. Spandaryan and other exiles, writes a letter to the journal Voprosy Strakhovaniya (Insurance Questions).
March 15th
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.

1916 April


April 4th
In 1916, US Senate agrees (82-6) to participate in WW I.
April 29th
In 1916, the Easter Rising in Dublin collapsed as Irish nationalists who has seized control of the General Post Office surrendered to British authorities.

1916 May


May 4th
In 1916, responding to a demand from President Wilson, Germany agreed to limit its submarine warfare, thereby averting a diplomatic break with Washington.
May 29th
In 1916, US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924.
May 31st
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.

1916 June


June 17th
In 1916, US troops under Gen Pershing march into Mexico.
June 21st
In 1916, Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing.

1916 July


July 1st
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.
July 3rd
In 1916, first of 3 fatal shark attacks occ urred near NJ shore (4 die).
July 14th
In 1916, 33.6 cm rainfall at Effingham SC (state record).
July 15th
In 1916, 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record).
July 22nd
In 1916, a bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, California, killing 10 people.
July 30th
In 1916, German saboteurs blew up ammunitions plant on Black Tom Island near Jersey City, New Jersey.

1916 August


August 10th
In 1916, Turks annex Persian city Hamadan from Russia.
August 28th
In 1916, Italy's declaration of war against Germany took effect during World War I.
August 29th
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.

1916 September


September 3rd
In 1916, the Allies turn back the Germans in World War I's Battle of Verdun.
September 15th
In 1916, the first use of an army tank used in war was Britian's "Little Willies" at Battle of Flors, France.

1916 October


October
In 1916, Hitler an der Westfront.
October 21st
In 1916, Reserve Officers Training Corps Estab lished By U.S. Army.
October 26th
In 1916, Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control).

1916 November


November 26th
In 1916, Greece declares war on Germany.
November 28th
In 1916, first (German) air attack on London.

1916 December


December 14th
In 1916, In connection with the drafting of summarily exiled persons into the army J. V. Stalin is sent under escort to Krasnoyarsk.
December 15th
In 1916, the French defeated the Germans in the World War I battle of Verdun.
December 16th
In 1916, Gregory Rasputin, the monk who had wielded powerful influence over the Russian court, was murdered by a group of conservative noblemen.


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