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January 1915

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1915.
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 January 1915: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1915?


  • 01 Jan 1915 Jews of Laibach Austria expelled.
  • 04 Jan 1915 Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops.
  • 09 Jan 1915 Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, San Francisco.
  • 11 Jan 1915 Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast Huston purchase New York Yankees for $460,000.
  • 12 Jan 1915 The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress.
  • 13 Jan 1915 W Churchill presents plan for assault on Dardanelles.
  • 15 Jan 1915 Japan claims economic control of China.
  • 17 Jan 1915 Russia occupies Bukovina and Western Ukraine.
  • 18 Jan 1915 Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die.
  • 19 Jan 1915 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
  • 21 Jan 1915 Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 22 Jan 1915 Over 600 people are killed in Guadalajara, Mexico, when a train plunges off the tracks into a deep canyon.
  • 24 Jan 1915 German-British sea battle at Doggersbank and Helgoland.
  • 25 Jan 1915 Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
  • 26 Jan 1915 Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado established.
  • 27 Jan 1915 Military casualties begin arriving at the Hôpital Temporaire d'Arc-en-Barrois, established earlier in the month.
  • 28 Jan 1915 US Coast Guard created from Life Saving and Revenue Cutter services.
  • 30 Jan 1915 German submarine attack on Le Havre.
  • 31 Jan 1915 WWI: Germany's first large-scale use of poison gas as a weapon occurs when 18,000 artillery shells containing liquid xylyl bromide tear gas are fired on the Imperial Russian Army on the Rawka River west of Warsaw during the Battle of Bolimov however, freezing temperatures prevent it being effective.

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