[December 30th, 1916] Rasputin murdered by Russian nobles.
[Oct. 20, 1918] Charlie Chaplin's Shoulder Arms was released
[September 12, 1919] As an army political agent, Adolf Hitler was sent to report on an emerging far-right group, the German Workers' Party (later renamed the Nazi Party). Finding he agreed with their nationalist, anti-Semitic beliefs, he joins the obscure group as its seventh member.
[August 15, 1919] Downtown Baghdad, Iraq, totally untouched by war.
[July 27th, 1919] A member of the state militia faces off against an African-American veteran during the 1919 Chicago Race Riot. July 27, 1919.
[March 23rd, 1919] Mussolini founds Fascist Party
[March 5, 1919] Comic strip by W.K. Haselden, as published in the Daily Mirror on March 5, 1919, accurately predicts the future nightmares of cell phones.
[Oct 2, 1919] Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke which leaves him bedridden and paralyzed. His wife, Edith Wilson, secretly attends to his duties while he is ill.
[April 22nd, 1918] Red Baron shot down in flames
[January 15, 1919] 'The Boston Molassacre' occurred when tank containing molasses exploded creating a deadly 15' tall wave of molasses.
[November 13, 1918] The British enter Constantinople. It’s the first time a non-Muslim Army has been in the city since 1453.
[February 13, 1919] Sgt. Henry Johnson of the 369th Infantry Regiment (The Harlem Hellfighters) after being awarded the Croix du Guerre for gallantry
[August 13, 1919] Sgt. Stubby, famed American war dog, returns home.
[November 17, 1918] Early dinosaur film The Ghost of Slumber Mountain was first shown to movie audiences
[August 6, 1919] “With the latest guns, the Boston Police will be ready to face the Reds with severity should they try anything.”
[November 4, 1919] The Old Treadmill, The Washington Times, cartoon.
[February 9, 1919] an amputee soldier of “the Harlem Hellfighters” (369th Infantry Regiment) at his his Regiment’s welcome home parade
[May 4, 1919] Over 3000 students from universities in Beijing gather in front of Tiananmen to protest the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
[August 14, 1919] A French Tank and soldiers patrolling Istanbul during the Entente occupation
[July 9, 1919] World needs a League of Nations to stop a future generation of German people fed nothing but revenge
[November 1, 1918] Italian machine-gun crew on Mt. Grappa
[October 5 1919] Enzo Ferrari, an Italian car mechanic and engineer, enters his first race. He finished fourth. Ferrari was a good driver, but not great. He won just 13 of the 47 races he entered. Some say he cared too much for the sports cars he drove and could never ruin an engine in order to win.
[June 7th, 1917] Aftermath of 19 mines placed underneath German positions near Messines by the British on June 7, 1917. ~ 10K troops died. One of the biggest non-nuclear blasts ever, it was audible in Dublin & London.
[May 29, 1919] Irritated with burned toast that was served in the cafeteria at the manufacturing plant in Stillwater, Minnesota where he worked during World War I, Charles Strite invented a pop-up toaster with a variable timer. He filed a patent for the first pop-up toaster on this day.
[November 3, 1918] A BEF soldier comforts a wounded Belgian baby whose parents were killed by a German shell
[July 20, 1919] United Kingdom flag created out of a giant human formation 1919
[July 15, 1919] An unidentified couple posed for a photo just after getting engaged on July 15, 1919.
[August 16, 1919] Observation deck on airship R. 33
[June 6, 1919] Million Armenians slain; babies drowned and priests brutally tortured by Turks. Thousands of bodies in one pit. So many bodies hurled into one river that it overflowed its banks
[July 30, 1917] 100 years ago today my great grandparents bought this 80 acre farm in central Michigan. About half of their 509 descendants were able to attend the centennial celebration this afternoon.
[April 2, 1917] President Woodrow Wilson asking Congress to declare war on Germany
[November 17, 1919] Signs of the Times, The Washington Times, cartoon.
[September 21, 1919] 84 Years Old Civil War Veteran of Philadelphia, Wearing at the Fifty-third G. A. R. Reunion at Columbus, Ohio, the Exact Equipment with which He Marched Away to the War with the 71st Pennsylvania Regiment in 1861
[May 11, 1917] Kurdish girls carrying water, May 11, 1917
[September 23rd, 1919] Italian poet seizes city from League
[April 29th, 1918] A British soldier wears a greatcoat as he stands amidst a dump of empty shell cases near Domart, 29 April 1918.
[May 21, 1919] The House of Representatives votes 304-89 in favor of approving the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
[September 30th, 1919] Hollywood: Harold Lloyd victim of a gag that misfired
[May 25 1919] Lenin on Red Square in Moscow during Vsevobuch celebrations - Photo: Nappelbaum. Colour by Klimbim
[January 16th, 1919] Berlin revolutionary leaders murdered
[November 7, 1918] Wallstreet, New York City, New York
[November 12, 1918] My great grandmother's diary
[November 11th, 1918] Cheering crowds on a London bus greet the signing of the Armistice, 11 November 1918. At last the war was over- and in time for Christmas, though four years too late to save 10 million lives.
[January 7, 1919] a Sparticist machinegun position atop the Brandenburg gate
[March 11th, 1919] Germans go hungry as famine spreads
[June 10, 1919] My grandfather was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here’s the only baby picture I have of him.
[February 11, 1919] Egyptians protest against British rule in Cairo. Note that one carries an American flag.
[October 7th, 1919] A group of men inspecting a tank parked at Lincoln's Inn, London, during an inquiry.
[July 5] I just got a German WWI gas mask, and the filter is dated 100 yeard ago today.
[Decembre 1st, 1919] Nancy Astor enters the House of Commons on a monday morning, effectively becoming the first ever elected female MP to be granted a seat in the British Parliament. She would later bring about great changes within, among other things, women’s rights.
[Jan. 30, 1917] Pancakes Kill 5
[July 22, 1919] Hippy emerges from the desert to teach New Yorkers how to live off $5 a week ($72 in 2019)
[December 8th, 1918] Paris boy views the celebration of the signing of the armistice in the Place de la Concorde from the retroussé nose of a German trophy
[June 6, 1918] 2 time Medal of Honor recipient, Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph 'Dan' Daly, yelled at the men of the 73rd Machine Gun Company “Come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”
[March 1st, 1917] Washington, D.C.: Germany urges Mexico to invade U.S.
[February 5th, 1917] The American Immigration Act of 1917 passes through congress and becomes law, overriding President Wilson's veto.
[December 21st, 1918] Le soldat Bouvier, Propriété d\\'Albert Kahn, Boulogne, France, A 15 081
[May 13th, 1918] British soldiers with their rabbits and fowls and the improvised pen in which they are kept. Near Albert, 13 May 1918. Note a pot full of eggs laid by the hens.
[November 30th, 1919] A destitute family in Fleet Street, London.
[November 22, 1919] A Black mother cries over Lynching in America
[April 11, 1919] In Lens, France, a married couple living in the cellar of their former home, which is in complete ruins. (Library of Congress)
[March 25th, 1918] Debussy, one of the great innovators of music, has died
[January 2, 1919] Cpl. George Miner, a Winnebago Indian, guarding the German frontier
[December 10th, 1918], Strasbourg, France, A 15 250
[September 5th, 1919] Reims, Marne, Champagne, France
[June 15, 1919] An eleven-year-old Frida Kahlo (7/06/1907–7/13/1954) is captured in portrait by her photographer father Guillermo Kahlo (10/26/1871–4/14/1941), who titled the photo “Frida Kahlo, June 15, 1919.” (Museo Frida Kahlo)
[September 18, 1919] Thousands of trucks abandoned by the Americans in France
[October 8, 1919] The Bodensee airship lands in Stockholm, the only landing of a zeppelin in Sweden
[February 9th, 1919] First air service links London-Paris
[June 23, 1919] This picture by Cartoonist Bob Satterfield is printed on at least three June 23, 1919 papers
[June 26th, 1918] Big Bertha shells Paris from 65 miles
[June 2, 1919] After having abandoned his first wife Mileva Maric and two children, Albert Einstein remarries with Elsa Löwenthal, his double cousin, on June 2, 1919. Indeed, their two mothers, Pauline and Fanny, were sisters, while their two fathers were first cousins.
[December 7th, 1918] JC Leyendecker, World War I Santa, The Saturday Evening Post cover art, December 7, 1918.
[June 3 1918] 700 Dead in Spain due to new plague. Over 100,000 people struck by mysterious disease now spreading to Morocco probably from the movement of Spanish
[November 11, 1918] A soldier's diary entry on the day the war ended.
[November 5, 1918] Pfc. Edwin McCarter dancing on roller skates for his comrades in Bordeaux
[June 3, 1919] Vegetarian Cafeteria at the corner of 3rd and Hill Streets, downtown Los Angeles
[April 27th, 1918] American black soldiers, cooks of the hospital train No. 54, at Horreville, 27 April 1918.
[December 1, 1918] Iceland gained sovereignty from Denmark.
[February 1st, 1917] During a potato shortage, a market trader offers pineapples as an alternative, 1 February 1917.
[November 23, 1919] Fighting the White Plague - Several hundred modern young crusaders—Philadelphia school children—form a living tuberculosis double cross
[November 20th, 1918] Victory! from Punch.
[March 30th, 1919] The planned tunnel between France and England
[September 9th, 1919] President Wilson smiles from a train in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 9, 1919, during a train trip across the country to promote the League of Nations. The trip proved too exhausting for Wilson, and he suffered a stroke soon after returning to Washington.
[October 24, 1917] My grandfather's (now my) dresser was built
[December 27th, 1918] Europe welcomes US President
[February 21, 1919] Died this day at age 86, MARY EDWARDS WALKER (11/26/1832), commonly referred to as Dr. Mary Walker, was an American abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is the first and only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor for her service in the Civil War.
[March 14, 1919] Three happy doughboys just off a transport from Europe. After 18 months overseas, the first thing they did was buy Yankee pastry pies and dig in. New York, New York, March 14, 1919.
[November 12th, 1917] Menu from Delmonico's restaurant, New York City
[June 4, 1919] My great-grandparents on their wedding day, a newly wed couple living the homesteader life in Alberta, Canada
[December 5th, 1918], Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, A 15 182 X
[April 22, 1919] San Francisco hosts one of the most joyous parties ever seen on Market Street as thousands of soldiers returned from World War I. The 91st Division, nicknamed the Wild West Division, had been in France for more than a year, fighting in the Ypres-Lys and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
[January 22, 1919] Sperm Whale Taken At Moss Landing California. On January 22 1919. Photograph by California Views Archives/Mr Pat Hathaway Archives.
[July 10, 1919] Author Aldous Huxley marries Maria Nys, a wartime Belgian refugee. 0ne year later they had a son named Matthew. It is said that their marriage was intensively close and happy. The marriage age lasted until 1955 when Maria died breast cancer.
[December 26, 1918] Life Magazine.
[January 6, 1919] Freikorps troops in the streets of Berlin
[January 20th, 1918] The Roscoe Arbuckle comedy Out West is released to cinemas
[December 25th, 1918] British troops in mess tent - Christmas 1918
[Oct. 26, 1916] 27-year-old Adolf Hitler is photographed during his recovery in Beelitz hospital
[September 14th, 1918] Cleveland, Ohio. Pacifist Debs gets 10 years in prison
[May 16th, 1918] The Battle of the Lys. Sentry of the 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in Lievin by a notice saying that no one is allowed past this point in daylight, 16 May 1918.
[June 30, 1919] American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction, H. P. Lovecraft (right) stands with Rheinhart Kleiner in front of his home at 598 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island.
[Feb 7, 1919] Born this day, DESMOND DOSS was a US Army corporal who served as a combat medic and became the only conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during the WWII. His life has been the subject of books, a documentary, and the 2016 film “Hacksaw Ridge.”
[April 15th, 1918] How Long Will The Fuel Last? (Washington Times cartoon)
[April 25th, 1918] Cheering troops of the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment near Cassel, 25 April 1918.
[October 12th, 1918] Mail face protectors worn by American and French tank gunners. Ricicourt (Meuse), 12 October 1918.
[March 3rd, 1919] Lenin seeks to spark revolution in Europe
[October 17th, 1919] Growing Sugar In New York City: Park Commissioner Gallatin holds up a sugar beet planted in the garden plot at Bryant Park for the purpose of showing New Yorkers how easy it is to grow your own sugar, New York, October 17, 1919.
[April 16th, 1917] Germans return Lenin to Russia in a sealed train.
[December 28th, 1918] Saturday Evening Post cover
[May 6, 1919] Lyman Frank Baum (Author of Wizard of Oz) died age 62.
[October 18th, 1919] Eamon de Valera in Indian Headdress, 18 October 1919
[May 15th, 1918] Washington, D.C.. Airmail is started but has a way to go
[October 7] 100 years ago, my Great Grandfather, George Ford, was injured at the Meuse Argonne. This is his Enlistment Postcard
[May 3rd, 1918] Movie of a Poor Story Teller (From the Washington Times)
[September 30th, 1917] Czar and his family are sent to Siberia.
[May 9th, 1918] An Army Service Corps private talking to a French farm girl. Rollencourt, 9 May 1918.
[4 April 1919]. Gum Advertisement from ‘Stars and Stripes’
[May 24, 1919] Welcoming back their soldier-catcher Hank Gowdy after nearly a 2 year absence, the Boston Braves held a ceremony in his honor on Saturday, May 24, 1919, before a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Gowdy was the first active major leaguer to enlist for military service in World War I.
[September 29th, 1919] Omaha Mob Hangs and Burns Negro Who Assaulted Girl (Omaha Daily Bee)
[July 17, 1919] Sheriff Fred O. Dawes of Vernon County, Missouri, was shot and killed by a suspect he had just arrested for stealing bags of feed from a grain company. His wife Sephronia was appointed in his place, becoming the first woman sheriff in Missouri. (Officer Down Memorial Page)
[December 23, 1917] This cartoon from the NYT during Christmas 1917 as WWI raged.
[December 16th, 1918] Parisians welcome President Woodrow Wilson
[December 24th, 1918] United States 13th Marine Regiment Christmas Eve Dinner, Bordeaux, France, 24 December 1918.
[August 31, 1919] Talk about shell games! Pile of shells that cost the British government $25 each. An enterprising Philadelphian, scenting a bargain, managed to buy them for 60 cents apiece. Now that shell cocktail shakers have gone out of vogue, wonder will he convent them into rolling pins
[February 12th, 1919] Dry Humour. President Wilson. Our future lies upon the water! Britannia. Alluding, I presume, to your prohibition movement?
[March 9 1919]New York times - Chinese burning $25,000,000 ($360,000,000 in 2019) of opium in a special oven
[February 17th, 1919] (Original Caption) 2/17/19-New York: Wounded black soldier viewing parade of the 369th colored infantry.
[March 20, 1919] 37th, Engineers upon arrival from France. March 20, 1919
[June 6, 1919] Surplus military cars and trucks in storage after World War I - Photo by US Army Signal Corps
[March 13th, 1918] School leaving age is raised to 14 (UK)
[November 14, 1918] The Freievolksrepublik Bremen (Free Peoples’ Republic of Bremen) is declared at town square
[May 8th, 1918] A group of First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ambulance drivers attached to the Belgian Army at Calais on 8 May 1918.
[Jul 18, 1919] Picture of Mexican revolutionary José Inés García Chávez appears in 'La Prensa' a San Antonio, Texas newspaper
[April 10th, 1918] Battle of Estaires. A line of British troops blinded by tear gas at an Advanced Dressing Station near Bethune, 10 April 1918. Each man has his hand on the shoulder of the man in front of him.
[January 21st, 1919] A group of Japanese Red Cross Nurses. 14th Div. Japan. Wish there was more info on these intrepid women!
[May 18th, 1918] Convalescent troops at Paris-Plage watching baseball, 18 May 1918.
[February 26, 1919] Paul Castelnau in the Devastated Regions. Reims, Marne, Champagne, France, A 16 293
[October 20, 1917] “We have had our first hot meal today since coming in over a week ago - I have been cook for the four in our dugout & have made a couple of stews with bully beef & pork & beans, & I also made some soup.” - From my grandfather’s war time diary, Wellington Infantry Regiment [NZEF].
[June 16, 1919] Georgetown University in Washington D.C., as part of its commencement ceremonies, dedicated 54 trees to alumni who had lost their lives in the service of their country during World War I. (Georgetown University Library)
[October 11th, 1918] Three British soldiers amusing themselves in Cambrai with the remains of a motor car, 11 October 1918.
[December 4th, 1916] Hollywood: The more Charlie falls, the higher he rises.
[November 12th, 1918] A group of Irish Guardsmen at Maubeuge, 12 November 1918.
[March 13th, 1919] Nearly Plucked (Demands made from Germany at the Paris Peace Conference)
[August 22nd, 1917] A British soldier stands besides the grave of a comrade near Pilckem during the Third Battle of Ypres, 22nd August 1917.