January 1916 calendar

January 1916

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1916: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1916?


  • 05 Jan 1916 Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro.
  • 07 Jan 1916 German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun.
  • 09 Jan 1916 World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.
  • 10 Jan 1916 Russian offensive in Kaukasus.
  • 11 Jan 1916 French troops capture / Serbian army flees to Corfu
  • 12 Jan 1916 Britain proclaims Gilbert and Ellice Island colony in the Pacific.
  • 13 Jan 1916 WWI: The Battle of Wadi occurs between Allied British and Ottoman Empire forces, during the Mesopotamian campaign in modern-day Iraq.
  • 14 Jan 1916 Dutch South Sea dike cracks.
  • 17 Jan 1916 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy Country Club - Bronxville, New York
  • 18 Jan 1916 In Baxter, Missouri, a falling meteorite dtrikes a building.
  • 24 Jan 1916 In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.
  • 25 Jan 1916 Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary.
  • 27 Jan 1916 Communist party "Spartacus Letters" first published in Berlin.
  • 28 Jan 1916 1st Jewish Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson
  • 31 Jan 1916 Dutch Girl Guides form.
  • 12 Jan 1916 Both Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircraft, receive the German Empire's highest military award, the Pour le Mérite as the first German aviators to earn it.