Year 1916 in History - Important Historical Events of the year 1916

The year 1916 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1916 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1916 in World ⚡

DateIncident/Event
15 marchSix days after Pancho Villa and his cross-border raiders attacked Columbus, New Mexico, US General John J. Pershing led apunitive expedition into Mexico to pursue Villa.
24 aprilIrish republicans led by Patrick Pearse began the Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland, and proclaimed the Irish Republic an independent state.
10 mayErnest Shackleton and five companions completed one ofhistory's greatest small-boat journeys when they arrived at SouthGeorgia after an 800-nautical-mile (1,500 km) journey in a lifeboat.
15 mayJesse Washington, a teenage African-American farmhand, was lynched in Waco, Texas, US, in what became a well-known example of racially motivated lynching.
16 mayThe United Kingdom and France signed the Sykes–Picot Agreement, a secret agreement considered to have shaped the Middle East, defining the borders of Iraq and Syria.
31 mayThe German Kaiserliche Marine and British Royal Navy clashed inthe Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War.
01 juneLouis Brandeis became the first Jew to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
01 julyFirst World War-The first day of the Battle of Albert, the opening phase of the Battle of the Somme, became the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army, with 57,470 casualties of which 19,240 were killed or died of wounds.
15 julyWilliam Boeing incorporated the Pacific Aero Products Company, which was later renamed Boeing.
19 julyFirst World War-'The worst 24 hours in Australia's entirehistory' occurred when Australian forces suffered heavy losses in theirunsuccessful assault on the Germans at the Battle of Fromelles inFrance.
27 julyBritish mariner Charles Fryatt was executed at Bruges, Belgiumafter a court-martial found him to be a franc-tireur.
30 julyGerman agents caused a major explosion when they sabotagedAmerican ammunition supplies to prevent the materiel from being used bythe Allies of World War I.
03 augustIrish nationalist Sir Roger Casement was hanged at London'sPentonville Prison for treason for his role in the Easter Rising, arebellion to win Irish independence from Britain.
05 augustFirst World War-The British Empire's Sinai and Palestinecampaign began with a victory in the Battle of Romani.
25 augustThe National Park Service is created by congress with the 'National Park Service Organic Act' to converse areas classified as national parks and the National Register of Historic Places.
15 septemberThe British launch a major offensive against the Germans at the Battle of the Somme, using 40 primitive tanks for the first time in history.
15 septemberTanks, the 'secret weapons' of the British Army during theFirst World War, were first used in combat at the Battle of the Somme inSomme, Picardy, France, leading to strategic Allied victory.
27 septemberLij Iyasu, the emperor-designate of Ethiopia, was deposed infavor of his aunt, Zewditu.
27 octoberSupporters of deposed Ethiopian Emperor-designate Iyasu V weredefeated at the Battle of Segale, ending their attempt to restore him tothe throne.
05 novemberAn armed confrontation in Everett, Washington, US, betweenlocal authorities and members of the Industrial Workers of the Worldresulted in seven deaths.
05 decemberBritish Prime Minister H. H. Asquith resigned due to his lack of vigour over the conduct of the Great War.
18 decemberThe French defeated German forces around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France, ending the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in World War I.
23 decemberFirst World War-Allied forces gained a strategic victory in the Battle of Magadha, located in the Sinai Peninsula.
06 JuneWomen were given the right to vote in East Cleveland, USA.
20 JuneSNDT Women's University was established in Pune.
02 JulyGeological Survey of India Department was established.
15 JulyBoeing, the world's largest aerospace company, started.
06 SeptemberThe first super market opened in Tennessee, USA.
15 SeptemberTanks were used in the Battle of the Somme for the first time during World War I.
16 SeptemberClassical singer and actress MS awarded the Bharat Ratna, the country's largest civilian honor. Subbalakshmi was born.
25 SeptemberIndian economist, sociologist, journalist and great thinker Deendayal Upadhyaya was born.
03 AugustOn this day, lyricist Shakeel Badauni was born.
25 AugustRussia defeated Germany in the Battle of Tottenberg.
28 AugustItaly declared war against Germany in the First World War.
13 DecemberAn avalanche in Tyrol, Austria killed 10,000 Austrian and Italian soldiers in 24 hours.
29 JanuaryGermany attacked France for the first time in the First World War.
05 FebruaryPopular Hindi poet Janaki Vallabh Shastri was born.
21 FebruaryDuring World War I, a terrible war broke out between Germany and France. This battle is famous as the War of War.
20 MarchAlbert Einstein's book General Theory of Relatively was published.
21 MarchRenowned Shehnai player Bismillah Khan was born in Dumraon, Bihar.
04 AprilThe US Senate agreed to participate in World War I.
12 JanuaryFour soldiers were killed in an explosion on the US Navy E-2 submarine of the US Navy at the New York Navy Yard.
03 FebruaryHigh Court was established in Patna, Bihar.
07 MarchThe German automobile company BMW was founded in Munich.
14 AprilThe Imperial German Army established the High Commissioner for Coastal Defense to protect the North Coast from attack.
09 MayThe American cargo ship SS Royono killed 47 people off the coast of California.
14 JuneSir Parasurambhau College was established in Pune, India, as the new Poona College.
17 JulyThe birthplace of Abraham Lincoln was established as the National Historical Park in the city of Kentucky in Loughroy County.
09 AugustLassen Volcanic National Park was established in California.
06 SeptemberThe German Army re-established the Ninth Army for the Romanian campaign.
07 OctoberA zoo has been set up in the city of Taronga, Sydney, in which no cage for animals is made.
08 NovemberJapanese manufacturer NSK Limited received approval to manufacture industrial bearings.
31 DecemberDouglas Haig was promoted to Field Marshal of the British Army.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1916 in India ⚡

DateIncident/Event
02 JulyGeological Survey of India Department was established.
25 SeptemberIndian economist, sociologist, journalist and great thinker Deendayal Upadhyaya was born.
14 JuneSir Parasurambhau College was established in Pune, India, as the new Poona College.

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