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history - the United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote - German zeppelins bomb the cities of in the United Kingdom for the first time - Germany uses poison gas against the Russians - the murder of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks; the Armenian Genocide, started. Lasted until approximately 1918 - Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary - the United States occupation of Haiti begins - Sykes-Picot Agreement: The governments of Britain and France secretly agree to overtake the Middle-Eastern regions of the Ottoman Empire (mostly Syria and Iraq), and establish their own zones of influence

culture - NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded - Albert Einstein: Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie (theory of general relativity) - Alfred Wegener proposes the theory of Pangea: Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans) - the first prototype tank is tested for the British Army for the first time - Marcel Duchamp begins producing readymades - Franz Kafka: Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis) - Franz Werfel: Nicht der Mörder, der Ermordete ist schuldig - Booker T. Washington (†)

music - Scott Joplin: Treemonisha (the only performance during his lifetime) - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensymponie - Emmerich Kálmán: Die Csárdásfürstin - Tom Brown's band from New Orleans goes to Chicago, Illinois and start advertising themselves as a Jass Band - Alexander Scriabin (†) - first recorded Blues with singing by Morton Harvey

musical instruments - the ukulele becomes popular as a result of its appearance in the Hawaiian Pavilion at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco

released songs - John McCormack: It's A Long Way To Tipperary