Trivia Questions From the Year 1916
The British Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood
transfusion using what?
A: Blood that had been stored and cooled.
Last British troops evacuated from Gallipoli, as the
Ottoman Empire prevails over a what?
A: A joint British and French operation to capture Istanbul.
In Browning, Montana, the temperature drops from +6.7°C to
-48.8°C (44°F to -56°F) in one day, and is thus the what?
A: The greatest change ever on record for a 24-hour period.
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds what?
A: The national income tax.
Paris is bombed by German "what" for the first time?
Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on what?
A: birth control.
What orchestra presents its first concert?
A: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Where does the Battle of Verdun begin?
A: In France.
In Munich, what German automobile company is founded?
A: BMW (Die Bayerischen Motoren Werke).
Pancho Villa leads about 500 Mexican raiders in an attack
A: Columbus, New Mexico, killing 12 U.S. soldiers.
President Wilson sends 12,000 United States troops over the
U.S.–Mexico border to pursue who?
A: Pancho Villa.
The U.S. 7th and 10th Cavalry regiments under whom, cross
the border to join the hunt for Villa?
A: John J. Pershing.
The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, does what?
A: Abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
What is invented by William J. Newton and Morris Goldberg?
A: The light switch.
Where do the Chicago Cubs play their first game?
A: At Weeghman Park (modern-day Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.
What Chinese steamer ship capsizes off the Chinese coast,
killing at least 1,000?
Where does the Easter Rising occur?
A: In Ireland.
The 47th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division is decimated in one
of the most heavily concentrated what?
A: German gas attacks of the war.
Jesse Washington, a black farmhand, is what?
A: He is brutally lynched in Robinson, Texas by a crowd of white people, for murdering his employers' wife.
In May, where do the United States Marines invade?
A: The Dominican Republic.
The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a
A: A Norman Rockwell painting (Boy with Baby Carriage).
Britain initiates what?
A: Daylight saving time.
In June, who is sworn in as a Justice of the United States
A: Louis Brandeis.
President Wilson signs a bill incorporating what?
A: The Boy Scouts of America.
At the Battle of Erzincan, Russian forces defeat troops of
A: Ottoman Empire in Armenia.
In July, in San Francisco, a bomb explodes on Market Street
A: A Preparedness Day parade, killing 10 injuring 40.
In Ontario, Canada, a lightning strike ignites a
fire that destroys what two towns?
A: Cochrane and Matheson, killing 233.
German agents cause the Black Tom explosion in Jersey City,
New Jersey, an act of sabotage destroying what?
A: An ammunition depot and killing at least 7 people.
What National Park is established in California?
A: Lassen Volcanic National Park.
President Wilson signs legislation creating the what?
A: The National Park Service.
The Kingdom of Romania declares war on whom?
A: The Central Powers, entering the war on the side of the Allies.
British pilot Leefe Robinson becomes the first to shoot
A: A German airship over Britain.
Mary, a circus elephant, is hanged in the town of Erwin,
Tennessee for what?
A: Killing her handler, Walter "Red" Eldridge.
Who is elected President of Argentina?
A: Hipólito Yrigoyen.
Margaret Sanger opens the first what?
A: U.S. birth control clinic - a forerunner of Planned Parenthood.
Friedrich Adler shoots whom?
A: Count Karl von Stürgkh, Minister-President of Austria.
In the U.S. presidential election,
Woodrow Wilson narrowly defeats who?
A: Republican Charles E. Hughes.
Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first
woman elected to what?
A: The United States House of Representatives.
In November , Writer Jack London dies of what?
A: Kidney failure.