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1915

1916

history - Paris is bombed by German zeppelins for the first time - the U.S. Cavalry regiments cross the border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa - United States Marines invade the Dominican Republic - the Brusilov Offensive, the height of Russian operations in WWI, begins with their breaking through Austro-Hungarian lines - more than 1 million soldiers die during the Battle of the Somme, including 60,000 casualties for the British Commonwealth on the first day - Portugal joins the Allies - Franz Joseph I of Austria (†)

culture - the first 40 hour work week officially began in the Endicott-Johnson factories of Western New York - Tristan Tzara "founds" the art movement Dadaism (according to Hans Arp) - Ernst Mach (†) - Franz Marc (†) - Odilon Redon (†) - Jack London (†)

music - Gustav Holst: The Planets - Leoš Janáček: Jenufa - Stein's Dixie Jass Band plays its first gig under its new name, the Original Dixieland Jass Band - W.C. Handy: Joe Turner Blues published - Countess Ada De Lachau: Li'l Liza Jane published - Enrique Granados (†) - Max Reger (†) - Marion Harris recorded I Ain't Got Nobody

1917

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