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1916 in

the DWU • vital statistics

Timeline for 1916
20th century | 1910s

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In 1916, the First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan Foreman were caught in a Zeppelin raid. (TV: Planet of Giants, AUDIO: The Alchemists)

On 20 August, the New York Times reported that thousands had died in the Battle of the Somme. A man who had been in the battle in July 1916, but was sent to 1892 by a Weeping Angel, died of a heart attack after he read the headline. (COMIC: The Weeping Angels of Mons)

In December, the Third Doctor, Jo Grant and Liz Shaw visited St Petersburg in the Russian Empire and met Grigori Rasputin shortly before he was murdered by Prince Felix Yusupov and his co-conspirators Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich and Vladimir Purishkevich in the Moika Palace, Prince Felix's residence in St Petersburg. (PROSE: The Wages of Sin)

Dawon left the Karabar Caves in British India. (AUDIO: The Emerald Tiger)

Richard Hadleman was killed in a poison gas attack during the Battle of the Somme. (PROSE: Human Nature)

Herbert Asquith left office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. (PROSE: Birthright)

Henry James died. (AUDIO: The Haunting of Malkin Place)

Behind the scenes

One possible "game over" for the video game Don't Blink has the player being sent back in time by a Weeping Angel to the year 1916 to die in the Battle of the Somme.