February 1916 calendar

February 1916

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1916.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1916: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1916?


  • 03 Feb 1916 Tristan Tzar publishes Dada-manifest in Zurich Switzerland.
  • 05 Feb 1916 Enrico Caruso recorded "O Sole Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Company.
  • 08 Feb 1916 French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374.
  • 09 Feb 1916 6.00 p.m. ampndash Tristan Tzara quotfoundsquot the art movement Dadaism (according to Hans Arp).
  • 11 Feb 1916 Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
  • 15 Feb 1916 New York Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500.
  • 16 Feb 1916 Russian troops conquer Erzurum Armenia.
  • 21 Feb 1916 Battle of Verdun (WWI) begins (one million casualties).
  • 23 Feb 1916 French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun.
  • 25 Feb 1916 German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun.
  • 26 Feb 1916 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract
  • 29 Feb 1916 Child labor: In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from twelve to fourteen years old.
  • 03 Feb 1916 The Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada burns down with the loss of seven lives.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1916?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Perfect Day
  2. - My Own Home Town In Ireland
  3. - Spanish Dance
  4. - Is There Still Room for Me 'Neath the Old Apple Tree?
  5. - When Old Bill Bailey Plays the Ukelele


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?