1915
THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

WHILE IN THE WORLD ...

Full-time electricity
The Consolidated Power and Telephone Company inaugurates a 24-hour electrical service in Las Vegas. The power is generated by gasoline engines.

Hollywood comes to Las Vegas
The Kalem Motion Picture Company, from Hollywood, comes to Las Vegas to produce four episodes of ''The Hazards of Helen''.

World War I: successes of the Central Powers
The Central Powers get several successes over the Allies. A French and British try to force the Dardanelles strait, both from sea and from land, but they fail and lose many ships and more than 100,000 men.
Also Russia is defeated in Poland, losing about 1.5 million soldiers; while on the French and Belgic front the attack of the Alliesig going to fail.
The only negative fact for the Central Powers is that Italy enters into war together with the Allies.

A war even dirtier than usual
In World War I further kinds of weapons are introduced. The most dreadful ones are poison gases, first used by the German army on the Russian and Belgian fronts, and then also by the Allies.
Other new weapons are aerial bombs, launched either from airplanes or from zeppelins, often also used against civilians (like in several bombardments of London).
Other attacks against civilians are those of Germans to commercial ships, the worst of which is that against the passenger lines ''Lusitania'', in which about 1,200 people are killed.

The Armenian genocide
The Ottoman Empire, allied of Germany, starts a systematic killing of the Armenians, killing in a few years more than 1 million people, nearly half of the total Armenian population.

Speaking across United States
Alexander Graham Bell establishes a telephone connection between New York and San Francisco. The first connection is in January, and in March the commercial use of this line begins.

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