World Events

Posted in 1915

  • Passenger liner Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat The passenger liner Lusitania is sunk off the Irish coast by a German U-boat. Hit by two torpedos, the ship sank in less than 20 minutes with the loss of 1198 persons.
  • Italy enters the war on the Allied side.
  • Poison gas and flame-throwers are used on the war front.
  • Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity".