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Records of the past have been kept through the use of newspapers throughout a number of years. They are an irreplaceable source for researching history, and we have utilized this to feature the most notable events that occurred in 1916, including the founding of BMW, the Arab Revolt, the establishment of the National Park Service, the first election of a woman in the U.S. House of Representatives, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?
Stored blood that had been preserved by being kept cool is used in a blood transfusion by the British Royal Army Medical Corps, resulting in the first successful procedure of this nature.
The automobile company Bayerischen Motoren Werke, referred to as BMW, is founded in Munich Germany.
The Dominican Republic is invaded by the United States Marines. Read More
Daylight saving time is initiated by Britain. Read More
The Arab Revolt begins Read More
Lord Kitchener is aboard the HMS Hampshire when it sinks after hitting a mine off the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
More than one million soldiers die at the Battle of the Somme during World War I. Read More
The inspiration for Peter Benchley's Jaws, the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, consists of 5 swimmers being mauled by a shark along 80 miles of New Jersey coastline which ended in 4 deaths and one survival who required limb amputation.
10 are killed and 40 are injured when a bomb explodes on Market Street in San Francisco, California during a Preparedness Day parade.
The towns of Cochrane and Matheson are destroyed and 233 left dead when a lightning strike ignites a forest fire in Ontario, Canada.
With the intention of destroying American ammunition supplies, German agents cause an explosion at an armament storehouse in New Jersey in what is known as the Black Tom explosion.
California establishes the Lassen Volcanic National Park. Read More
Neutrality is declared by Peru. Read More
The National Park Service is created by the signing of a legislation by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Germany declares war on Romania and Italy declares war on Germany during World War I.
The Philippine Autonomy Act is passed by the United States. Read More
13 workers are killed by a mechanical failure on the Quebec Bridge for the second time causing the central span to crash into the Saint Lawrence River.
The first U.S. birth control clinic, which was the forerunner of today's Planned Parenthood, is opened by Margaret Sanger.
The Endicott-Johnson factories of Western New York are the first to officially start implementing the 40 hour work week.
The first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives is Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana.
Due to his support for conscription, Billy Hughes, the Prime Minister of Australia, is expelled from the Labor Party.
Jack London the writer dies at his California home at age 40 of kidney failure. Read More
One of the largest and most luxurious hotels in the nation at this time, the Hampton Terrace Hotel, burns to the ground in North Augusta, South Carolina.
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