1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The Cleveland Metro Parks
The vision of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park came from William Albert Stinchcomb when he was appointed chief engineer of the City Parks Department. The Parks are a system of nature preserved parks encircling the city. It is unofficially referred to as the Emerald Necklace, because of the ring of green around the city. It is home to over 300 miles of trails as well as nature education centers, golf courses, and a zoo. Today the site gets over 18 million visitors a year with varying amenities and geographical features.
1 English (mainly Gloucestershire), Dutch, and German (also Türk): from Middle English, Old French turc, Middle High and Low German Turc ‘Turk’, from Turkish türk. In theory this could be an ethnic name but, both in England and northwest Europe, it is generally a nickname for a person with black hair and a swarthy complexion or a cruel, rowdy, or unruly person. The Dutch and German surname also represents a house name, derived from the use of a picture of a Turk as a house sign. It is also found as a nickname for someone who had taken part in the wars against the Turks.2 English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Turkel , misanalyzed as containing the Old French diminutive suffix -el.3 Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Tuirc, a patronymic from the byname Torc ‘boar’.