March 1916 calendar

March 1916

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1916?


  • 01 Mar 1916 Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic.
  • 08 Mar 1916 US invades Cuba for third time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime.
  • 09 Mar 1916 Germany declares war against Portugal.
  • 12 Mar 1916 French airship sinks British submarine D3.
  • 14 Mar 1916 Battle of Verdun: German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun.
  • 15 Mar 1916 Gen Pershing, 15,000 troops chasing Villa into Mexico, stays 10-mos
  • 16 Mar 1916 The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
  • 19 Mar 1916 Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history.
  • 20 Mar 1916 Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
  • 21 Mar 1916 JP Van Limburg Stirum succeeds AWF Idenburg as Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies
  • 22 Mar 1916 The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
  • 25 Mar 1916 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title
  • 26 Mar 1916 Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary.
  • 30 Mar 1916 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2.
  • 31 Mar 1916 Dutch government ends all military engagements.
  • 09 Mar 1916 Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Casey's Description of His Fight
  2. - Go to Sleep, My Dusky Baby
  3. - Old Folks at Home
  4. - Stop, Look, and Listen (Medley)
  5. - We'll Build a Little Home in the U.S.A.


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