Explore what happened in1915

1915

Headlines of 1915 were dominated by news revolving around what was called the Great War, or World War 1. The “War to End All Wars” had entered its second year, and was to go on until 1918.

1915

Major events surrounding the war included, first of all, Italy’s shift away from the Triple Alliance (later called the Central Powers) with Germany and Austria-Hungary. When fighting began, Italy instead joined the Triple Entente of Russia, France, and the United Kingdom (later called the Allies). Italy formally joined the Allied Powers under the Treaty of London. Another shift in the Great War included the beginning of the end of American neutrality. In May of 1915, a German U-boat sank the RMS Lusitania, a British passenger ship, as she sailed from New York City to Liverpool, England. Although the vessel was carrying munitions bound for Britain, and there had been notices posted for passengers before departure regarding the dangers of U-boats, over 1,000 passengers died in the attack. This figure included over 100 Americans. This provoked a strong reaction in the United States, and began turning the public, and the Wilson administration, away from neutrality and against Germany. Even so, the United States would not enter the war against the Central Powers until 1917.

In addition to these major shifts in the global political landscape, there were other notable events in 1915. In the field of science, the dwarf planet, Pluto, was photographed for the first time. At this time, it was still not classified as a planet and had yet to be “demoted” to the status of dwarf planet some years later.

Even in a time of war, everyday life continued (at least in the United States, still a neutral power in 1915). It was this year that the legendary American baseball player, George Herman Ruth, Jr. (better known as “Babe Ruth”) hit his first career home run for the Boston Red Sox and thus began a slugging career that lasted 22 seasons. It was this year, too, that actor and director Orson Welles and singer Frank Sinatra were born.

Have a look at how Virginia, United States of America was like in 1915

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

A Fool There Was

Directed by: Frank Powell

Starring: Edward Jos, Theda Bara, Runa Hodges

Country: United States

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Alice in Wonderland

Directed by: W.W. Young

Starring: Viola Savoy, Herbert Rice

Country: United States

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The Birth of a Nation

Directed by: D.W. Griffith

Starring: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall

Country: United States

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The Juggernaut

Directed by: Ralph W. Ince

Starring: Anita Stewart, Earle Williams, Julia Swayne Gordon

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1915 ?

The Turmoil

By: Booth Tarkington

A narrative of loss and change, a love story, and a warning about the evils of materialism, the book chronicles two midwestern families trying to cope with the onset of industrialization.

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A Far Country

By: Winston Churchill

Excerpt: ...pleased to call plutocratic obsessions, nor had their disapproval always been confined to badinage. Nancy, too, they looked upon as a renegade. I was able to bear their reproaches with the superior good nature that springs from success, to ...

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Michael O'Halloran

By: Gene Stratton Porter

This early 20th-century classic chronicles the adventures of an orphaned newspaper boy in his "hand-to-hand scuffle" with life in a midwestern metropolis. Gene Stratton-Porter's faith in the healing power of nature is also apparent, in a lovingly depicted tamarack swamp ...

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Pollyanna Grows Up

By: Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna Grows Up is a 1915 children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter. It is the first of many sequels to Porter's best-selling Pollyanna. Pollyanna, now cured of her crippling spinal injury, spends her time teaching the "glad game" to new ...

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1915 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. John
  2. William
  3. James
  4. Robert
  5. Joseph
  6. George
  7. Charles
  8. Edward
  9. Frank
  10. Thomas
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Helen
  3. Dorothy
  4. Margaret
  5. Ruth
  6. Mildred
  7. Anna
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Frances
  10. Evelyn

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