1916 History Facts:
  • Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and four others begin a 800-mile ocean crossing aboard the James Caird lifeboat, from Antarctica to South Georgia Island to get help for the others trapped back on Antarctica. This episode is cited by many as the greatest sailing journey of all time. Their original ship, the Endurance, was crushed in the sea ice.
  • The Battle of Jutland between German and British fleets - leads to stalemate.
  • The First Battle of the Somme begins.
  • Easter Rising against British Government occurs in Ireland.
  • George Jung produces the first fortune cookies (Los Angeles).
  • Coca-Cola launches its curvaceous bottle.
  • John D Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire.
1916 Science & Technology Facts:
  • Albert Einstein publishes his 'General Relativity' paper.
  • William Boeing founds his aircraft construction company.


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