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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1916?


Events

  • 02 May 1916 US President Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act.
  • 03 May 1916 The leaders of the Easter Rising are executed in Dublin.
  • 04 May 1916 At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare.
  • 05 May 1916 US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924.
  • 06 May 1916 Belgian troop march into Kigali, German East-Africa.
  • 08 May 1916 German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes.
  • 09 May 1916 British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey.
  • 10 May 1916 Disastrous fire in Ellendale North Dakota.
  • 12 May 1916 James Connolly was sat on a chair and shot dead in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, after his role in the Easter Uprising
  • 13 May 1916 Native American Day is 1st observed
  • 15 May 1916 Asiago Italy falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front.
  • 16 May 1916 41st Preakness: Linus McAtee aboard Damrosch wins in 1:54.8.
  • 17 May 1916 British Summer Time (Daylight Savings), first introduced.
  • 18 May 1916 US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft.
  • 20 May 1916 Saturday Evening Post cover features Norman Rockwell painting
  • 21 May 1916 Britain begins "Summer Time" (Daylight Savings Time).
  • 22 May 1916 French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun.
  • 23 May 1916 Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun.
  • 24 May 1916 US pilot William Thaw shoots down a German Fokker.
  • 27 May 1916 Groundbreaking begins on Hugh Grant Circle in the Bronx.
  • 29 May 1916 Official flag of President of US adopted.
  • 31 May 1916 British battle cruiser Invincible explodes, killing all but 6

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Music charts

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

  1. - Hello, Hawaii, How Are You?
  2. - Memories
  3. - There's a Broken Heart for Every Light on Broadway
  4. - St. Louis Blues
  5. - Kiss Me Again

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Reggie Mixes In

Reggie Mixes In

Release year: 1916

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Bessie Love, Joseph Singleton, William Lowery

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Release year: 1916

Directed by: Arthur Berthelet

Starring: William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain, Edward Fielding

Country: United States of America

Maria Rosa

Maria Rosa

Release year: 1916

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Geraldine Farrar, Wallace Reid, Pedro de Cordoba, James Neill

A Child of the Paris Streets

A Child of the Paris Streets

Release year: 1916

Directed by: Lloyd Ingraham

Starring: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Jennie Lee, Carl Stockdale