This week and next, many will be doing retrospective looks at 2015. I thought it would be interesting and/or fun to take a look at 1915 instead.
Here are some events that took place in 1915:
While working as a cook at New York's Sloan Hospital under an assumed name, Typhoid Mary infected 25 people, and was placed in quarantine for life.
The Rocky Mountain National Park was established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
The United States House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.
An act of the U.S. Congress designated the United States Coast Guard, begun in 1790, as a military branch.
The controversial film, The Birth of a Nation, directed by D. W. Griffith, premiered in Los Angeles.
In Washington, D.C. the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial was put into place.
NACA, the predecessor of NASA, was founded.
The U.S. submarine F-4 sank off Hawaii; 21 were killed.
Babe Ruth hit his first career home run off of Jack Warhop.
The RMS Lusitania was sunk on passage from New York to Britain by a German U-boat, killing 1,198.