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Index of Years

1915
Assistant Signals Officer
  Guderain, Heinz
  Appointed Assisstant Signals Officer in 4th Army HQ
  Appointed Assisstant Signals Officer in 4th Army HQ
1915
Black Holes
  Schwarzschild, Karl
  The simplest black hole has mass but neither electric charge nor angular momentum, these black holes are often referred to as Schwarzschild black holes after the physicist Karl Schwarzschild who discovered this solution in 1915
  The simplest possible black hole is one that has mass but neither charge nor angular momentum, these black holes are often referred to as Schwarzschild black holes after the physicist Karl Schwarzschild
1915
Captain
  Keitel, Wilhelm
  Appointed Captain in the General Staff
1915
Constitution
  Beseler, Hans von
  Creates a semi-independent "Congress Poland" ruled by an aristocratic Assembly
1915
Field Marshal
  Bulow, Bernhard Heinrich Martin
  Appointed Field Marshal
  Appointed Field Marshal
1915
General
  Holtzendorf
  Appointed General
  Appointed Head of the Navy General Staff
  Appointed Head of the Navy General Staff
1915
Invasion of Serbia
  Gallwitz, Max von
  Leads the 11th Army in the Autumn invasion of Serbia
1915
Lieutenant
  Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
  Appointed Lieutenant
  Appointed Lieutenant
1915
Medal
  Hess, Rudolph
  Awarded the Iron Cross, 2nd class
1915
Medal
  Model, Otto Moritz Walter
  Awarded the Iron Cross, 1st class
1915
Military Attache
  Papen, Franz von
  Appointed Military Attache to the USA
  Appointed Military Attache to the USA
1915
Minister
  Helfferich, Karl
  Appointed Minister of Finance
1915
Mobilization
  Holtzendorf
  Claims submarine warfare can end the war in 6 months, forced to resign in Aug 1918
1915
President
  Rathenau, Walter
  Appointed President of the Allgemeine-Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft
1915
Publication
  Daubler, Theodor
  Publication of, "Hesperien"
1915
Purge
  Papen, Franz von
  Expelled from the USA as "persona non grata"
1915
Quartermaster General
  Groener, Karl Eduard Wilhelm
  Appointed Quartermaster General, 1st term
  Appointed Quartermaster General, 1st term
1915
Reichsgetreidestelle
  Michaelis, Georg
  Appointed leader of the Reichsgetreidestelle, an office in which he was responsible for the administration of Prussian corn and wheat in the World War I
1915
Relativity
  Einstein, Albert
  Devises the Einstein field equations which relate the curvature of spacetime with the mass, energy, and momentum within it
  Proposes that spacetime is curved
1915
Siege of Novog'ievsk
  Beseler, Hans von
  Leads the Siege of Novogeorgievsk
1915
Triple Offensive
  Gallwitz, Max von
  The Army Group Gallwitz joins in the Triple Offensive in central Poland
1915
Medal
  Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
 Jan Awarded the Iron Cross, 1st class
1915
Battle of Dogger Bank
  Hipper, Franz von
 Jan 24th Battle between British & German battle cruisers
 Jan 24th The Blucher is sunk at the battle of Dogger Bank
 Jan 24th The British prevent a raid being launched by Admiral Hipper
1915
Sinking
  Hipper, Franz von
 Jan 24th The Blucher is sunk at the battle of Dogger Bank
1915
Battle of Masurian Lakes
  Marwitz, Georg von der
 Feb Following action at the Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes in February wins the prestigious Pour le Merite
1915
Blockade
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 Feb 4th Germany declares submarine blockade of Britain, with all approaching ships considered targets, the start of Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
1915
Submarine Warfare
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 Feb 4th Germany declares submarine blockade of Britain, with all approaching ships considered targets, the start of Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
1915
Blockade
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 Feb 18th A German submarine blockade of Great Britain begins
1915
Offensive
  Mackensen, August von
 Mar Directs the Carpathian Offensive, March-April
1915
Socialist Women's Conference
  Zetkin, Klara
 Mar Zetkin organises the Socialist Women's Conference
1915
Reprisals Order
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 Mar 11th The Reprisals Order, in which Britain bans all 'neutral' parties from trading with Germany
1915
Commander
  Mackensen, August von
 April Appointed Commander of the 11th Army
 April Appointed Commander of the 11th Army
1915
Battle of Gorlice
  Mackensen, August von
 May 2nd Breaks through the Russian lines at Gorlice-Tarnow & destroys the Russian 3rd Army
1915
Capture of Libau
  Mackensen, August von
 May 7th Captures Libau, Russian Baltic port
1915
Sinking
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 May 7th Germany sinks the Cunard liner Lusitania, 1152 lives are lost including 102 Americans
1915
Sinking
  Wilson, Thomas Woodrow
 May 7th Germany sinks the Cunard liner Lusitania, 1152 lives are lost including 102 Americans
1915
Blockade
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 June 15th Allied aircraft bombs Karlsruhe in retaliation for German bombing of London
1915
Field Marshal
  Mackensen, August von
 June 20th Appointed Field Marshal
 June 20th Appointed Feild Marshal
1915
Capture of Lvov
  Mackensen, August von
 June 22nd Captures Lvov
1915
Health
  Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
 July A 2nd leg wound forces him into hospital
1915
Triple Offensive
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 July 15th The German 'Triple Offensive' begins, aiming to destroy the Russian army
 July 22nd 'The Great Retreat' is ordered - Russian forces pull back out of Poland (currently part of Russia), taking machinery and equipment with them
1915
Capture of Mount Cosna
  Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
 Aug Leads a raid which captures Mount Cosna from the Romanians
1915
Diplomacy
  Erzberger, Mathias
 Aug Involved in a failed diplomatic mission to Italy, headed by von Bulow
1915
Death
  Ehrlich, Paul
 Aug 20th Death of Paul Ehrlich, Nobel Prize winning bacteriologist
1915
Constitution
  Beseler, Hans von
 Aug 24th Creates a semi-independent "Congress Poland" ruled by an aristocratic Assembly
1915
Governor
  Beseler, Hans von
 Aug 24th Appointed Military Governor of Poland
1915
Capture of Brest Litovsk
  Mackensen, August von
 Aug 29th Captures Brest-Litovsk
1915
Diplomacy
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 Sep 1st After American outrage, Germany officially stops sinking passenger vessels without warning
1915
Invasion of Serbia
  Mackensen, August von
 Oct 7th Begins an Axis assault on Serbia
1915
Capture of Belgrade
  Gallwitz, Max von
 Oct 9th Commands the 11th Army which helps capture Belgrade
1915
Capture of Belgrade
  Mackensen, August von
 Oct 9th Captures Belgrade
1915
Capture of Germany
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 Nov 23rd German, Austro-Hungarian and Bulgarian forces push the Serbian army into exile; Serbia falls
1915
Marriage
  Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen
 Nov 27th Rommel marries Lucie Mollin
1915
Diplomacy
  Wilhelm II
 Dec Warns the Americans, "had better look out after this war"
1915
Capture of Serbia
  Mackensen, August von
 Dec 4th Completes the capture of Serbia
1915
Offensive
  Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von
 Dec 12th After the failure of the Austrian 'Black Yellow' offensive, Germany takes over ultimate control of Austro-Hungarian forces

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