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).
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?
The 47th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division is decimated in one
of the most heavily concentrated what?
A: German gas attacks of the war.
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.
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.
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.
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.