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Major Events of 1915

1915 (Roman Numerals: MCMXV) was the 15th year of the 20th century. 1915 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Friday.

In 1915 World War I continued to rage. Italy joined the Entente. British and Commonwealth forces landed at Gallipoli in an attempt to knock Turkey out of the war. Germany introduced poison gas into warfare in an attempt to break the stalemate on the Western Front, and German U-boats tried to cut supplies to Britain, in the process sinking the liner Lusitania and causing outrage in the United States.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1915.
News Events of 1915

British and Commonwealth forces land in Gallipoli.

The Lusitania sank by German U-Boat off Irish coast.

Italy declares war on Austro-Hungary.

Anglo-French forces land at Salonika, Greece.

Germans introduce poison gas into warfare.

Denmark and Iceland grants the vote to women.

First stone of Lincoln Memorial placed in Washington DC.

Lincoln Memorial

William J. Simmons refounds the Ku Klux Klan at Stone Mountain near Atlanta, Georgia.

Georges Claude patents using the neon discharge tube for advertising.

First Stop sign introduced (Detroit, Michigan).

US Coast Guard created.

Sports in 1915

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