Decades: 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s - 1910s - 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
Years: 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 - 1915 - 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920
January 12 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of Congress
January 12 - United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote
January 19 - George Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
January 19 - German zeppelins bomb the cities of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom for the first time, killing more than 20.
January 21 - Kiwanis International founded in Detroit, Michigan
January 27 - United States Marines occupy Haiti
January 28 - An act of the United States Congress creates the United States Coast Guard
January 31 - World War I: Germany uses poison gas against Russians
February 8 - The controversial film The Birth of a Nation by D.W. Griffith premieres (Los Angeles, California).
February 12 - In Washington, DC the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
March 3 - NACA, the predecessor of NASA founded
March 14 - World War I: Off the coast of Chile, the Royal Navy sinks the German battleship Dresden.
March 18 - World War I: British attack on the Dardanelles fails.
March 19 - Pluto is photographed for the first time but was not recognized as a planet.
April 22 - World War I: Second Battle Ypres - German troops introduce poison gas at Ypres, Belgium.
April 24 - Turkish troops attack the Armenian region of Van, starting the Armenian Genocide.
April 25 - The Anzac tradition begins during World War I with a landing at Gallipoli on the Turkish coast.
May 7 - World War I: The RMS Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat killing 1,198.
May 9 - World War I: Second Battle of Artois - German and French forces fight.
May 17 - The last British Liberal Party government (Herbert Henry Asquith) falls.
May 23 - World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
June 16 - foundation of the British Women's Institute
August 6 - World War I: Battle of Sari Bair begins - The Allies mount a diversionary attack timed to coincide with a major Allied landing of reinforcements at Suvla Bay.
August 17 - Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia.
September 6 - The first prototype tank is tested for the British Army for the first time.
October 12 - World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.
Alfred Wegener proposes the theory of Pangea
Emory College is rechartered as Emory University, and plans to move its main campus from Oxford, Georgia to Atlanta.
U.S recognizes government of President Venustiano Carranza of Mexico.
Lord Beaverbrook buys the London Daily Express.
Automobile speed record of 102.6 m.p.h set at Sheepshead Bay, N.Y. by Gil Anderson driving a Stutz.
World War I (1914-1918)
Armenian Genocide (1915-1918)
Hellenic Holocaust (1914-1922)
Art, Culture & Fashion
1915 in film
1915 in literature
1915 in music
1915 in science
1915 in sports
Denise Bloch, SOE agent executed by the Nazis (+ 1945)
Chick Hearn, pro-basketball announcer
Krystyna Skarbek, SOE agent, heroine of WW II (+ 1944)
January 7 - Erwin Wickert, narrator
January 12 - Paul Jarrico, writer (+ 1997)
January 14 - Mark Goodson, game show producer and television pioneer (+ 1992)
January 20 - C. W. Ceram, author († 1972)
January 22 - Heinrich Albertz, theologian and politician (+ 1993)
January 29 - Victor Mature, actor (+ 1999)
January 31 - Thomas Merton, author (+ 1968)
January 31 - Diana Rowden, SOE agent executed by the Nazis (+ 1944)
February 2 - Abba Eban, diplomat (+ 2002)
February 11 - Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist.
February 11 - Mervyn Levy, American artist/critic.
February 11 - Patrick Leigh Fermor, American author.
February 12 - Lorne Greene, actor (+ 1987)
February 23 - Paul Tibbets, pilot of the "Enola Gay", dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan
February 28 - Zero Mostel, actor (+ 1977)
March 8 - Tapio Rautavaara, athlete, actor, singer
March 11 - Hans Peter Keller, writer (+ 1989)
March 11 - Karl Krolow, lyricist and essayist (+ 1999)
March 20 - Rudolf Kirchschläger, Austrian President (+ 2000)
April 1 - Otto Wilhelm Fischer, actor
April 4 - Muddy Waters, blues musician (+ 1983)
April 7 - Billie Holiday, jazz and blues singer
April 7 - Henry Kuttner, science fiction writer (+ 1958)
May 6 - Orson Welles, American director (Citizen Kane)
May 6 - Theodore H. White, writer (+ 1986)
May 15 - Paul Samuelson, economist, Nobel Prize in economics recipient
May 20 - Moshe Dayan, Israelian general
May 27 - Herman Wouk American writer
May 28 - Joseph H. Greenberg, linguist (+ 2001)
May 28 - Frank Pickersgill, SOE agent, executed by the Nazis (+ 1944
June 13 - Don Budge, tennis player (+ 2000)
August 22 - Hugh Paddick, British actor
October 25 - Tommy Prince, aboriginal Canadian war hero (+ 1977)
December 12 - Frank Sinatra, American entertainer
December 19 - Edith Piaf, French singer
April 27 - Alexander Scriabin, composer
September 9 - Albert Spalding, baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer
November 15 - Booker T. Washington, African-American educator
Albert Einstein publishes his theory of general relativity.
Physics - Sir William Henry Bragg, William Lawrence Bragg
Chemistry- Richard Martin Willstätter
Medicine - not awarded
Literature - Romain Rolland
Peace - not awarded