1915

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December 8, 2021

1915 (MCMXV) in the Gregorian calendar was a year without a shooting day that began on a Friday.

Events

First half year

January 12 - The US Congress creates a national park at Rocky Mountain. The House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote in the United States. January 13 - An earthquake kills 33,000 people in the Italian city of Avezzano January 24 - World War I: German battlecruiser SMS "Blücher" is sunk at Doggerbank January 30 - World War I: The Germans launch their first submarine attack off Le Havre February 19 - World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins when Allied forces attack the Turkish peninsula of Gallipoli. The fighting lasted until January 9, 1916 and ended in victory for the Ottoman Empire. March 3 - NACA, NASA's predecessor, is founded. March 14 - World War I: The British Navy sinks the German cruiser "SMS Dresden" off the coast of Chile. March 18 - World War I: Three warships are sunk during a failed British and French attack on the Dardanelles. March 19 - Pluto is photographed for the first time, but is not captured for being a planet. April 10 - The Castberg Children's Act is passed in Norway to strengthen the rights of unmarried women and "illegitimate" children. April 22 - World War I: The Second Battle of Ypres begins and is the Germans' first use of chlorine gas in warfare. April 25 - World War I: Date of public holiday ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand in connection with the Battle of Gallipoli. April 28 - The International Women's League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is founded. May 7 - World War I: The British luxury ship S / S Lusitania is torpedoed by the German submarine U20 and sinks. May 23 - World War I: Italy joins the Allies after declaring war on Austria-Hungary. May 24 - World War I: Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary.

Second half year

August 6 - World War I: The landing at Suvla Bay. September 8 - Tryggve Gran made the first flight in northern Norway when he took off with a Blériot XI from a field on Elvenes in Salangen. September 15 - The Norwegian Housewives' Association is founded. October 6 - World War I: Bulgaria enters the war on the side of the central government. November 13 - Aktieselskapet Høyangfaldene, Norsk Aluminum Company (Naco) was founded in Kristiania. November 19 - Joe Hill is executed in Salt Lake City. November 21 - Ernest Shackleton's expedition ship "Endurance" is smashed in the pack ice in Antarctica.

Births

January

1. - Tatiana von Metternich-Winneburg, Russian-German princess, painter and author (d. 2006) 6. - John C. Lilly, American physician and author (d. 2001) 6. - Alan Wilson Watts, British philosopher (d. 1973) 9. - Olga Marie Mikalsen, Norwegian singer (d. 2006) 13. - Harry Westrheim, Norwegian journalist and author (d. 2007) 16. - Aase Bjerkholt, Norwegian politician and minister (d. 2012) 17. - Sammy Angott, American boxer (d. 1980) 18. - Santiago Carrillo Solares, Spanish Politician (d. 2012) 19. - Håkon Kyllingmark, Norwegian politician and minister (d. 2003) 23. - Aage Samuelsen, Norwegian preacher (d. 1987) 25. - Tage la Cour, Danish author (d. 1993) 25. - Sverre L. Mo, Norwegian politician (d. 2005) 26. - Maxine Rodinson, French historian and sociologist (d. 2004) 29. - Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish author (d. 2002) 30. - Horst Feistel, German cryptographer (d. 1990) 30. - Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976) 30. - John Profumo, British War Minister (d. 2006) 31. - Andreas Cappelen, Norwegian politician and minister (d. 2008) 31. - Håkan Lidman, Swedish athlete (d. 2000) 31. - Alan Lomax, American folklorist (d. 2002)

February

1. - Stanley Matthews, English footballer (d. 2000) 2. - Abba Eban, Israeli politician and diplomat (d. 2002) 3. - Henki Kolstad, Norwegian show

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