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Movie history events from 1916

Miss Moneypenny's mother leaves her room. (Casino Royale)

In your current timeline for "Citizen Kane" you have Kane running for Governor in 1920, however, in the newsreel seen at the beginning of the film, the narrator specifically states he ran in 1916, plus his wife and son were killed in an auto accident in 1918, (also according to the newsreel). (Citizen Kane)

Ezra Cobb's father dies. He and his mother depend on each other for the next 15 years. (Deranged)

Dorian Gray returns from his travels. (Dorian Gray)

Faberge Egg is made. (Freejack)

Santino 'Sonny' Corleone born. (The Godfather)

Captain Elliott Spenser (Pinhead) suffers a mental breakdown after the Battle of Flanders (Hellraiser)

Nathan's Famous Franks has world famous frankfurters. (The Other Guys)

Actors Lucky Day, Dusty Bottoms and Ned Nederlander take a stand against the infamous El Guapo. (Santa Poco, Mexico) (Three Amigos)

Carmen sends a telegram to the Three Amigos, asking for their help in freeing the village of Santo Poco from the villanous El Guapo. (Mexico) (Three Amigos)

Saturday 8th January: Allied forces stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula. (Turkey) (Gallipoli)

Friday 28th January: President Woodrow Wilson nominates Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court. (Wilson)

Thursday 10th February: Lindley Garrison resigns as U.S. Secretary of War. (Wilson)

Thursday 9th March: Angered over American support of his rivals for the control of Mexico, the peasant-born revolutionary leader attacks the border town. (Columbus, New Mexico) (Pancho Villa)

Monday 10th April: Robert Benson is born. (Virginia) (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

Monday 24th April: Easter Rebellion begins. (Dublin, Ireland) (Michael Collins)

Saturday 3rd June: US President Woodrow Wilson signs National Defense Act. (Wilson)

Friday 9th June: Robert McNamara is born. (San Francisco, California) (Thirteen Days)

Thursday 27th July: German officials execute Captain Charles Fryatt, the former commander of the Great Eastern Railway steamship Brussels, after a German court martial found him guilty of making an attack on a German submarine. (Bruges, Belgium) (The Murder of Captain Fryatt)

Monday 21st August: This is the birth date of Lily Mae Brown, mother of the movie's protagonist. (Texas) (Sordid Lives)

Sunday 17th September: Manfred von Richthofen shoots down his first plane. (The Red Baron)

Sunday 5th November: Dorian Gray visits his former sweetheart's grave, and is shot at by her brother. (Dorian Gray)

Tuesday 21st November: Emperor Franz Josef dies. (Austria) (Mayerling)

Wednesday 22nd November: Jack London dies from kidney failure. (Glen Ellen, California) (Jack London)

Sunday 26th November: Thomas Edward Lawrence, a junior member of the British government (Lawrence of Arabia)

Monday 4th December: W. Somerset Maugham departs on a voyage to Pago Pago. (The Razor's Edge)


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