January 1916 in history

January 1916 events chronologically

Jan 1 German troops abandon Yaoundé and their Kamerun colony to British forces and begin the long march to Spanish Guinea
Jan 9 World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula
Jan 10 World War I: In the Erzurum Offensive, Russia defeats the Ottoman Empire
Jan 18 A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri
Jan 24 In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional
Jan 29 World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1916

Jan 7 Paul Keres an Estonian chess grandmaster, and a renowned chess writer. He was among the world's top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s
Jan 7 Elena Ceaușescu None
Jan 10 Sune Bergström a Swedish biochemist.
Jan 12 P. W. Botha Pieter Willem Botha, DMS , commonly known as "P. W." and Die Groot Krokodil , was the leader of South Africa from 1978 to 1989, serving as the last Prime Minister from 1978 to 1984 and the first executive State President from 1984 to 1989
Jan 22 Henri Dutilleux a French composer active mainly in the second half of the 20th century. His work, which garnered international acclaim, followed in the tradition of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Albert Roussel, but in an idiosyncratic style
Jan 24 Rafael Caldera President of Venezuela from 1969 to 1974 and again from 1994 to 1999.
Jan 24 Sudirman a high-ranking Indonesian military officer during the Indonesian National Revolution. The first commander-in-chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces, he continues to be widely respected in the country

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1916

Jan 3 Grenville M. Dodge a Union army officer on the frontier and pioneering figure in military intelligence during the Civil War, who served as Ulysses Grant's intelligence Chief in the Western Theater. He served in several notable assignments, including command of the XVI Corps during the Atlanta Campaign
Jan 7 Oskar Grippenberg commanding general of the Russian Second Manchurian Army during the Russo-Japanese War.
Jan 8 Rembrandt Bugatti an Italian sculptor, known primarily for his bronze sculptures of wildlife subjects.
Jan 12 Georgios Theotokis a Greek politician and four times Prime Minister of Greece. He represented the New Party or Neoteristikon Komma
Jan 13 Victoriano Huerta a Mexican military officer and president of Mexico. Huerta's supporters were known as Huertistas during the Mexican Revolution. Huerta is still vilified by modern-day Mexicans, who generally refer to him as El Chacal or El Usurpador
Jan 17 Marie Bracquemond a French Impressionist artist described retrospectively by Henri Focillon in 1928 as one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. However, her frequent omission from books on women artists is attributable to the efforts of her husband, Félix Bracquemond, who sought to thwart her development and recognition as an artist. His objections to her career were not based on gender but on the style she adopted—Impressionism
Jan 29 Clements Markham an English geographer, explorer, and writer. He was secretary of the Royal Geographical Society between 1863 and 1888, and later served as the Society's president for a further 12 years. In the latter capacity he was mainly responsible for organising the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901–04, and for launching the polar career of Robert Falcon Scott