1912 1913 1914 - 1915 - 1916 1917 1918
| Decades: |
1880s 1890s 1900s - 1910s - 1920s 1930s 1940s
| Centuries: |
19th century - 20th century - 21st century
- January 12 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of Congress.
- January 12 - United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote.
- January 13 – An earthquake (6.8 in Richter scale) in Avezzano, Italy - 32.610 dead
- 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 is 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, is founded.
- March 14 - World War I: Off the coast of Chile, the Royal Navy sinks the German battleship SMS Dresden.
- March 14 - Britain, France and Russia agree to give Constantinople and the Bosporus to Russia in case of victory (the treaty is later nullified by the Bolshevik revolution)
- 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 of Ypres - German troops introduce poison gas at Ypres, Belgium.
- April 24 - Turkish troops attack the Armenian region of Van, starting the Armenian Genocide. In Constantinople, Turkish officers round up 300 ethnically Armenian intellectuals and execute them
- April 25 - The Anzac tradition begins during World War I with a landing at Gallipoli on the Turkish coast.
- April 30 - Australian submarine AE2 sunk in Sea of Marmora.
- 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 purely Liberal government in the United Kingdom ends when Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith forms an all party coalition.
- May 22 - Quintinshill railway disaster, Scotland, UK. 200 killed.
- May 23 - World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
- June 9 - U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns over a disagreement regarding his nation's handling of the RMS Lusitania sinking.
- June 16 - Foundation of the British Women's Institute
- June 24 - The steamer Eastland capsizes in Chicago, and over 800 people die.
- June 29 – Roger Casement is sentenced to be hanged for treason
- August 5 – 23 - hurricane over Galveston and New Orleans – 275 dead
- 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.
- The first stop sign appears in Detroit, Michigan.
- Female suffrage in Denmark and Iceland
- [[Henri Desir� Landru]] begins his serial kills
- Typhoid Mary isolated
- January 14 - Mark Goodson, game show producer and television pioneer (d. 1992)
- January 20 - Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan
- January 24 – Robert Motherwell, American abstract expressionist painter (d. 1991)
- January 31 - Thomas Merton, monk and author (d. 1968)
- February 1 – Artur London, Czech statesman (d. 1986)
- March 10 - Harry Bertoia, Italian artist and designer (d. 1978)
- April 4 - Muddy Waters, blues musician (d. 1983)
- April 7 - Billie Holiday, jazz and blues singer
- May 1 - Krystyna Skarbek, heroine of WW II (d. 1952)
- May 1 - Archie Williams, American athlete
- May 6 - Orson Welles, American director (Citizen Kane)
- May 20 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli military leader, politician (d. 1981)
- August 22 - Hugh Paddick, British actor (d. 2000)
- November 11 - William Proxmire, former U.S. Senator
- December 7 - Eli Wallach, actor
- December 12 - Frank Sinatra, American entertainer
- December 19 - Edith Piaf, French singer
- January 15 - Mary Slessor, Scottish Christian missionary to West Africa (b. 1848)
- February 5 - Ross Barnes, baseball player
- March 31 - Wyndham Halswelle, British runner
- April 23 - Rupert Brooke, poet
- July 16 - Ellen G. White, prophetess, co-founder of Seventh-Day Adventism
- September 9 - Albert Spalding, baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer
- October 12 - Charles Sorley, poet
- November 15 - Booker T. Washington, African-American educatoraf:1915
ast:1915 bg:1915 ca:1915 cs:1915 cy:1915 da:1915 de:1915 et:1915 el:1915 es:1915 eo:1915 eu:1915 fr:1915 fy:1915 gl:1915 hr:1915 io:1915 is:1915 it:1915 he:1915 la:1915 lb:1915 hu:1915 nl:1915 ja:1915年 no:1915 pl:1915 pt:1915 ro:1915 ru:1915 sk:1915 sl:1915 sr:1915 fi:1915 sv:1915 tr:1915 uk:1915 wa:1915 zh:1915年