1916

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Birmingham c. 1916

1916 was the 45th year after the founding of the city of Birmingham.

Events

Sterling Edwards at his dealership in 21st Street South, c. 1916

Business

Religion

Sports

Works

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (erected 1916, renovated 1965)

Buildings

Individuals

Births

Art Hanes in 1938

Graduations

Marriages

A. O. Lane in 1887

Deaths

See also 1916 Roden Mine explosion & 1916 Bessie Mine explosion.

Context

In 1916, World War I continued, but the U.S. continued to avoid involvement. Germany made the Sussex pledge. The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicated the throne and the Republic of China was restored. The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field). The Saturday Evening Post published its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting. European countries began observing daylight saving time. German agents caused the Black Tom explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey. The National Park Service was created. President Woodrow Wilson was re-elected. Gustav Holst finished composing The Planets.

Notable books released in 1916 included Rinkitink in Oz by L. Frank Baum, The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by Jame Joyce, and The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain. Popular music published in 1916 included "Beale Street Blues" by W. C. Handy and "I Ain't Got Nobody" by Spencer Williams, Roger Graham & Dave Peyton.

Notable births in 1916 included actress & consumer advocate Betty Furness, codebreaker Peter Twinn, photographer David Douglas Duncan, singer Dinah Shore, voice actress Lucille Bliss, actor Gregory Peck, author Beverly Cleary, artist George Tuska, automobile manufacturer Ferruccio Lamborghini, actor Glenn Ford, biologist Francis Crick, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, social scientist Herbert Simon, actress Olivia de Havilland, architect Lawrence Halprin, physicist Alexander Prokhorov, baseball player Phil Cavarretta, actor Van Johnson, author Roald Dahl, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, French President François Mitterrand, television journalist Walter Cronkite, voice actor Daws Butler, basketball announcer Chick Hearn, actor Kirk Douglas, author Shirley Jackson, and actress Betty Grable. Notable deaths included physicist Ernst Mach, writer Henry James, Chinese politician Yuan Shikai, German WWI flying ace Max Immelmann, and artist Thomas Eakins.

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