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Movie history events from 1915

Stella, later to be Stella Baines, mother to Lorraine and grandmother to Marty McFly, is born. (Back to the Future)

The hunt for a blacked-up Abraham Lincoln is chronicled in D.W.Griffith's silent film The Hunt For Dishonest Abe. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

Young soldiers who have joined the ANZACs are brutally slaughtered fighting the Turkish army in Gallipoli. (Western Australia) (Gallipoli)

Gil James is born. (New York City, New York) (Kick-Ass 2)

Captain Alec Henderson dies in battle. (France) (Mrs. Henderson Presents)

Edward Sheridan Lionheart born. (Theatre of Blood)

The basic principles of Mendelian genetics are applied to the fruit fly. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Friday 29th January: German lieutenant Erwin Rommel leads his company in the daring capture of four French block-houses, the structures used on the front to house artillery positions. (France) (The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel)

Wednesday 3rd February: Samuel Ludlow writes a letter to his fiancee Susannah describing his experiences in the war. (Legends of the Fall)

Thursday 18th February: Director Leo Harrigan and film star Buck Greenway attend the premiere of D.W. Griffith's "The Clansman" [a.k.a. "The Birth of a Nation"]. (Los Angeles, California) (Nickelodeon)

Saturday 20th March: Tristan Ludlow writes his father and Susannah about how he is being discharged from the British Army and how Alfred is bringing Samuel's heart home. (Legends of the Fall)

Sunday 25th April: Allies begin invasion of Gallipoli. (The Dardanelles) (Gallipoli)

Friday 7th May: British ocean liner Lusitania sunk by German submarine. (off southern coast of Ireland) (The Sinking of the Lusitania)

Tuesday 7th September: Alfred Ludlow writes to his mother about how he has found his place in the world describing his business opportunities in Helena, Montana. (Helena, Montana) (Legends of the Fall)

Saturday 18th December: Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Bolling Galt. (Washington, D.C.) (Wilson)

Tuesday 21st December: Sir William Robertson is appointed chief of the Imperial General Staff. (Oh! What a Lovely War)


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