The year is 1915, the year in which Donald Albert Schwab, was born Feb. 15, in Kansas.


1915 Men's Fashions  &  1915 Model T Ford

Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar).


* January While working as a cook at New York's Sloan Hospital under an assumed name, "Typhoid Mary" infects 25 people, and is placed in quarantine for life.
* January 1 - Sinking of the battleship HMS Formidable, off Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, by a German U-Boat.
* January 12 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
* January 12 - United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote.
* January 13 - An earthquake (6.8 in Richter scale) in Avezzano, Italy: more than 29,000 dead.
* January 19 - Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
* January 19 - German zeppelins bomb the cities of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom for the first time, killing more than 20.

* January 21 - Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
* January 28 - An act of the U.S. Congress designates the United States Coast Guard, begun in 1790, as a military branch.
* January 31 - World War I: Germany uses poison gas against Russians.


* February 8 - The controversial film The Birth of a Nation by D.W. Griffith premieres (Los Angeles, California).
* February 12 - In Washington, DC the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
* February 20 - In San Francisco, CA the Panama-Pacific International Exposition is opened.

[edit] March

* March to October - 1915 locust plague
* March 3 - NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
* March 14 - World War I: Off the coast of Chile, the Royal Navy forces the German light cruiser SMS Dresden to scuttle.
* March 14 - Britain, France and Russia agree to give Constantinople and the Bosporus to Russia in case of victory (the treaty is later nullified by the Bolshevik revolution)
* March 18 - World War I: British attack on the Dardanelles fails.
* March 19 - Pluto is photographed for the first time but was not recognized as a planet.
* March 25 - US submarine F-4 sinks off Hawaii: 21 dead.
* March 28 - The first Roman Catholic Liturgy is celebrated by Archbishop John Ireland at the newly consecrated Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


* April 13 - Mexican Revolution - Pancho Villa's attack against Alvaro Obregon's troops in Celaya. Charge of Villa's troops is no match against Obregon's barbed wire and machine guns
* April 22 - World War I: Second Battle of Ypres - German troops introduce poison gas at Ypres, Belgium.
* April 24 - The Ottoman Empire arrests hundreds of Armenian intellectuals. Armenians mark this as the start of the Armenian Genocide.
* April 25 - The ANZAC tradition begins during World War I with a landing at Gallipoli on the Turkish coast.
* April 25 - The Great Fire of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital.
* April 30 - Australian submarine AE2 sunk in Sea of Marmara.

* May 3 - John McCrae writes In Flanders Fields.
* May 5 - World War I: The Turks begin shelling Anzac Cove from a new position behind their lines.
* May 6 - Babe Ruth hits his first career home run off of Jack Warhop.
* May 7 - World War I: The RMS Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat killing 1,198.
* May 9 - World War I: Second Battle of Artois - German and French forces fight.
* May 17 - The last purely Liberal government in the United Kingdom ends when Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith forms an all party coalition.
* May 22 - Quintinshill railway disaster, Scotland, UK: 200 killed.
* May 23 - World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
* May 29 - Teófilo Braga becomes president of Portugal.


* June 3 - Troops of Obregon and Villa clash at León: Obregon loses his right arm in grenade attack but Villa is decisively defeated.
* June 9 - U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns over a disagreement regarding his nation's handling of the RMS Lusitania sinking.
* June 16 - Foundation of the British Women's Institute


* July 7 - An extremely overloaded Great Gorge and International Railway trolley with 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario resulting in 15 casualties.
* July 24 - The steamer Eastland capsizes in central Chicago, with the loss of 845 lives.
* July 28 - United States occupation of Haiti begins

* August 5-August 23 - Hurricane Two of the 1915 Atlantic hurricane season over Galveston and New Orleans: 275 dead.
* August 6 - World War I: Battle of Sari Bair begins - The Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
* August 16 - The Entente promises the Kingdom of Serbia, should victory be achieved over Austro-Hungary and its allied Central Powers, the territories of Baranja, Srem and Slavonia from the Cisleithanian part of the Dual Monarchy; Bosnia and Herzegovina; and eastern ? of Dalmatia (from the river of Krka to Bar).
* August 17 - Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia.
* August 31 - Jimmy Lavender of the Chicago Cubs pitches a no hitter against the New York Giants.


* September 6 - The first prototype tank is tested for the British Army for the first time.
* September 7 - Former cartoonist John B. Gruelle is given a patent for his Raggedy Ann doll.
* September 11 - The Pennsylvania Railroad begins electrified commuter rail service between Paoli and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, using overhead AC trolley wires for power. This type of system would later be used in long-distance passenger trains between New York City, Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


* October 12 - World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.
* October 15 - World War I: Austria-Hungary invades Kingdom of Serbia. Bulgaria enters the war, invading Kingdom of Serbia. Retreat of the Serbian First Army towards Greece begins Serbian Campaign (World War I)
* October 19 - US recognizes Mexican government of Venustiano Carranza de facto (not de jure until 1917)
* October 27 - William Morris Hughes becomes 7th Prime Minister of Australia.

[edit] November

* November - Sykes-Picot Agreement, a secret understanding between the governments of Britain and France to overtake Middle-Eastern regions of the Ottoman Empire (mostly Syria and Iraq) and establish their own zone of influence.
* November 14 - Vision allegedly encountered by various military personnel in Europe at 22:30 hours, as recounted on the television series One Step Beyond.
* November 23 - Triangle Film Corporation opens its new motion picture theater in Massillon, Ohio.
* November 25 - The theory of general relativity is formulated.


* December 12 - Chinese president Yuan Shikai declares himself Emperor
* December 23 - HMHS Britannic, the largest individual British loss in World War I, departs Liverpool on her maiden voyage.
* December 25 - British and German forces get out of the trenches in World War One and have a free-for-all kick-around football game in no-man's land.
* December 26 - Irish Republican Brotherhood Military Council decides to stage a rising on Easter Sunday 1916.


* Alfred Wegener proposes the theory of Pangaea.
* Emory College is rechartered as Emory University, and plans to move its main campus from Oxford, Georgia to Atlanta.
* Lord Beaverbrook buys the Daily Express.
* Automobile speed record of 102.6 m.p.h. set at Sheepshead Bay, N.Y.. by Gil Anderson driving a Stutz.
* The first stop sign appears in Detroit, Michigan.
* Women's suffrage is introduced in Denmark and Iceland.
* Franz Kafka's short novel Die Verwandlung is first published in Germany.


* World War I (1914-1918).