What Happened in 1914

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 424

  • Jan 1st 1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
  • Jan 1st Klaas ter Laan becomes Neth's 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • Jan 1st Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
  • Jan 2nd Philips installs research dept in Eindhoven
  • Jan 3rd Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 5th Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
  • Jan 6th Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
  • Jan 7th 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
  • Jan 10th 1st edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published
  • Jan 10th Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 sec in Oslo
  • Jan 10th Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor
  • Jan 13th IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia

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Jan 14th Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T

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Jan 14th The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement is reached between Gen. J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

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Jan 16th Writer Maxim Gorky returns to Russia

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky

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Jan 17th Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Jan 20th The first group of Transvaal Indian women satyagrahis are released from Pietermaritzburg Prison in South Africa after three months imprisonment
  • Jan 22nd Paul Claudel's "L'échange" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 24th Opera "Madeleine" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 25th An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
  • Jan 26th 600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
  • Jan 26th Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index
  • Jan 27th A petition is written and submitted by the black and coloured women of the Orange Free State, an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa, against the carrying of passes by women
  • Jan 28th 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)
  • Jan 28th Beverly Hills, Ca, is incorporated
  • Feb 1st NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • Feb 1st Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
  • Feb 1st Tanganyika Railway opens
  • Feb 2nd James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 4th US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law

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Feb 7th Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Feb 7th Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, SF
  • Feb 8th General Zamon becomes president of Haiti
  • Feb 10th In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners are released from the Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters are released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle and 11 in Port Elizabeth
  • Feb 12th Dedication ceremony for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Feb 12th "The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • Feb 13th American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
  • Feb 14th High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
  • Feb 16th 1st airplane flight from LA to SF
  • Feb 19th Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin
  • Feb 21st White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China
  • Feb 21st In a secret meeting of civil and military leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sazonov convinces them to support a plan for seizing the straits, controlled by Turkey, that block access to the Mediterranean
  • Feb 24th Frank Craven's "Too Many Cooks" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 26th New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
  • Feb 26th HMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
  • Feb 28th Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)
  • Mar 1st Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
  • Mar 1st The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
  • Mar 7th Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
  • Mar 9th Henry Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co

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Mar 9th US Sen albert fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Mar 10th Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez
  • Mar 14th Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty
  • Mar 18th White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
  • Mar 19th Stanley Cup: Tor Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Vict Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game
  • Mar 20th 1st international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven
  • Mar 21st US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
  • Mar 21st US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Norman M Scott
  • Mar 22nd The St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line becomes the world's first scheduled airline
  • Mar 27th 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
  • Mar 27th 76th Grand National: Bill Smith aboard Sunloch wins
  • Apr 1st UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
  • Apr 4th "Perils of Pauline" shown for 1st time in LA
  • Apr 6th American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded
  • Apr 8th US & Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone
  • Apr 9th "World, the Flesh & the Devil", 1st color film, shown in London
  • Apr 9th Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
  • Apr 9th US President W Wilson refuses to recognize Huerta as President of Mexico on the ground that he has not been elected by the people

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Apr 11th George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres

  • Apr 11th Mexican President Huerta breaks off diplomatic relations with the US
  • Apr 13th 1st Federal League Game: Balt Terrapins beat Buffalo 3-2
  • Apr 14th Stacy G Carkhuff patents non-skid tire pattern
  • Apr 20th 18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2
  • Apr 20th 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo
  • Apr 20th US President W Wilson, having dispatched more naval ships to Mexico, asks a joint session of Congress to approve armed force if necessary; Congress approves
  • Apr 21st US marines occupy Vera Cruz, a major Mexican port; they will stay for 6 months

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Apr 22nd Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 24th A shipment of 35,000 rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition are landed at Larne for the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF, an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland

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Apr 25th US President Woodrow Wilson is persuaded by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Apr 27th Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Apr 28th 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles, West Virginia
  • May 1st China's 1st president Yuan Shikai wins dictatorial qualification
  • May 6th British House of Lords rejects women's suffrage
  • May 7th US Congress establishes mother's day
  • May 9th 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
  • May 9th US President Woodrow Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
  • May 9th J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.
  • May 14th Chic Jim Scott no-hits Cleve, gives up 2 hits in 10th & loses 1-0
  • May 15th Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris
  • May 15th Bolivia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • May 15th US Colonel Edward House sails for Europe to persuade major powers to reduce armies and navies; from Germany, House reports: 'Everybody's nerves are tense; it only needs a spark to set the whole thing off'
  • May 16th American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • May 16th Ewing Field baseball park opens near Masonic Street, San Francisco. Relocated a year later.
  • May 21st 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8
  • May 21st Greyhound Bus Co begins in Minnesota
  • May 25th British House of Commons passes the Irish Home Rule Bill
  • May 29th Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die
  • May 30th The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • May 30th Indianapolis 500: René Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
  • May 31st Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleve Indians, 6-1

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 548

  • Jan 1st Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and SOE agent (d. 1944)
  • Jan 3rd Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • Jan 4th Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
  • Jan 4th Herman Franks, American baseball player

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Jan 5th George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)

  • Jan 5th Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
  • Jan 6th Arnold Richardson, composer
  • Jan 6th Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • Jan 6th David Bruce, Kankakee Ill, actor (Harry-Beulah)
  • Jan 8th Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
  • Jan 9th Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jan 9th Gypsy Rose Lee, [Rose Hovick], burlesque actress (Gypsy), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 9th Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10th Claude Gallimard, France, publisher
  • Jan 10th Polly Rowles, actress (Aunt Laurie-Jamie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10th Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (d. 2000)
  • Jan 11th Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer
  • Jan 12th Edqard John Gurney, politician
  • Jan 14th Harold Russell, actor (Best Years of Our Life)
  • Jan 15th Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
  • Jan 16th Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • Jan 16th Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
  • Jan 17th Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • Jan 18th Arno Schmidt, writer
  • Jan 19th Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20th Wensley Pithey, Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
  • Jan 22nd Dimitri Dragatakis, composer
  • Jan 23rd Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
  • Jan 26th Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
  • Jan 26th Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
  • Jan 27th Anna Larina, revolutionary
  • Jan 28th Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • Jan 30th David Wayne, Traverse City Mich, actor (Andromeda Strain, Adams Rib)
  • Jan 30th John Ireland, actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 30th Louis Osman, artist architect goldsmith medallist/craftsman
  • Jan 31st Carey Lofton, Blountsville Fla, actor (Skinner-Troubleshooters)

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Jan 31st Jersey Joe Walcott, Merchantville New Jersey, heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Jan 31st Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
  • Jan 31st Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure
  • Feb 2nd Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 3rd Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter/graphic artist/carpet designer
  • Feb 3rd Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, born in Auckland (d. 1994)
  • Feb 4th Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • Feb 5th Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • Feb 5th William S Burroughs, novelist (Naked Lunch), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 6th Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
  • Feb 7th David Ignatow, US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
  • Feb 7th Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
  • Feb 7th Ralph Whitlock, writer
  • Feb 8th Bert Haas, baseball player
  • Feb 8th Jules van Ackere, Flemish musicologist (Eternal Music)
  • Feb 9th Bill "Rhymes with Wreck" Veeck, baseball club owner
  • Feb 9th Ernest Tubb, Tx, guitarist/singer (I'm Walking the Floor over You)
  • Feb 9th Max Manus, resistance fighter
  • Feb 9th Ralph Herman, orchestra leader (Circus Time), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 10th Larry Adler, Balt, hamonicist (Harmonicats) (blacklisted performer)
  • Feb 11th Josh White, Blues, folk and gospel musician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1969)
  • Feb 11th French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
  • Feb 11th Matt Dennis, vocalist (Matt Dennis Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 11th Menelaos Pallantios, composer
  • Feb 11th Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam
  • Feb 12th Gordon Tex Beneke, saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orch)
  • Feb 12th Nello Celio, Swiss president
  • Feb 12th Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
  • Feb 13th Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)
  • Feb 13th George Kleinsinger, composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Feb 14th Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
  • Feb 14th Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15th Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
  • Feb 15th Kevin McCarthy, actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Howling), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 15th R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
  • Feb 15th Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
  • Feb 16th J Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • Feb 16th Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)
  • Feb 17th Albert Westerlinck, [Jose J M Aerts], Flemish literary
  • Feb 17th Arthur Kennedy, Worcester Mass, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place)
  • Feb 17th Per-Jakez Helias, writer/teacher
  • Feb 17th [Bert de] Wayne Morris, WW II-pilot/actor (Paths of Glory), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 18th Edward George Edwards, chemist
  • Feb 18th Pee Wee King, country vocalist (Pee Wee King Song), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 19th Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • Feb 20th John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • Feb 20th Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
  • Feb 20th Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
  • Feb 21st Arnold S Denker, NY, US chess champion (1944-46)
  • Feb 21st Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
  • Feb 22nd Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Feb 23rd Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
  • Feb 23rd Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • Feb 24th David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • Feb 24th Zachary Scott, actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), born in Austin, Texas
  • Feb 24th Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • Feb 25th John Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
  • Feb 26th Robert Alda, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26th Witold Rowicki, composer
  • Feb 28th Jim Boles, Lubbock Tx, actor (Joe-One Man's Family)
  • Mar 1st Archibald J Gumede, S Afr ANC member/chairman (UDF)
  • Mar 1st Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast)
  • Mar 1st Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998) probable date
  • Mar 3rd Martin Ritt, actor/director (Slugger's Wife, End of the Game)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 14th Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 20th Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear

  • May 7th 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in The White House

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24th MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 13th British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 29th Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Mallory

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7th 44th US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (26) weds John F. Fitzgerald's mother, Rose Fitzgerald (24)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy

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Oct 14th Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Dec 24th Agatha Miller (later best selling detective author) marries aviator Archibald Christie

Famous Deaths

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  • Jan 3rd Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 4th Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84

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Jan 11th Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • Jan 11th Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named (b. 1842)
  • Jan 13th Bernardus H Heldt, Dutch MP, dies at 72
  • Jan 13th Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer, dies 76
  • Jan 20th Emil Liebling, composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 20th Henry Southwick Perkins, composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 21st Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian artist (b. 1857)
  • Jan 22nd Frederik Rung, composer, dies at 60
  • Feb 6th J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Hague School), dies at 69
  • Feb 22nd Valliamma Mudaliar, took part in Indian passive resistance, dies of a fever contracted in prison
  • Feb 24th Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Feb 25th John Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
  • Mar 1st Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer, dies at 47
  • Mar 1st Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (b. 1845)

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Mar 12th George Westinghouse, US engineer (Westinghouse Electric), dies at 67

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • Mar 16th Gaston Calmette, editor (Le Figaro), killed by Mme Caillaux at 55
  • Mar 16th John Murray, piloted HMS Challenger to Christmas Island, dies
  • Mar 16th Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician, recipient of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
  • Mar 19th Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (b. 1850)
  • Mar 23rd Teunis Stoel, actor, dies at 62
  • Mar 23rd Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès (Saint Rebecca) Lebanese saint (b. 1832)

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Mar 25th Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies at 83

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • Mar 28th Hanus Trnecek, composer, dies at 55
  • Mar 31st Ch Morgenstern, writer, dies at 42
  • Apr 1st Rube Waddell, baseballer, dies at 37 of TB
  • Apr 2nd Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
  • Apr 12th Josef Nesvera, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 14th Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist, dies at 58
  • Apr 14th Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • Apr 16th George W Hill, US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76
  • Apr 19th Charles Pierce, philosopher/scientist, dies
  • May 7th Edward Mollenhauer, composer, dies at 87
  • May 9th C.W. Post, American food manufacturer (b. 1854)
  • May 13th R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
  • May 17th Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
  • May 25th Paolo Giorza, composer, dies at 81
  • May 27th Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies
  • May 28th Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 6th Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin), dies
  • Jun 11th Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
  • Jun 15th A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • Jun 21st Glauco Velasquez, composer, dies at 30
  • Jun 21st Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
  • Jun 28th Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated

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Jun 28th Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Jun 30th Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies
  • Jul 2nd Joseph Chamberlain, British minister to Germany, dies at 78
  • Jul 6th Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet, murdered at 27
  • Jul 11th Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies
  • Jul 19th Alexander Conze, German archaeologist, dies at 82
  • Jul 20th Leo van Gheluwe, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 30th Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • Jul 30th Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
  • Jul 31st A J Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité/Les Preuves), murdered=
  • Aug 2nd Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer, dies at 36
  • Aug 4th Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (b. 1853)
  • Aug 6th Ellen Axson Wilson, US 1st Lady (1913-14), dies during Woodrow Wilson's 1st term of Bright's Disease at 54
  • Aug 7th B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies
  • Aug 7th Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81

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Aug 12th John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

  • Aug 15th Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]
  • Aug 17th James Grierson, British general
  • Aug 19th Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)
  • Aug 20th Pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies
  • Aug 22nd Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • Aug 22nd Rondoney, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • Aug 22nd Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
  • Aug 23rd Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
  • Aug 23rd George A Pogson, British consul in Puerto Rico, dies
  • Aug 27th John Weiss, German new testament, dies
  • Aug 28th Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59 [NS]
  • Aug 28th Anatoli Liadov, composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 29th ... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle
  • Aug 30th Adrian H Stewart, British lieutenant, dies in battle in Cameroon at 26
  • Aug 30th Aleksandr Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide
  • Sep 1st Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo
  • Sep 3rd Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 5th Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)
  • Sep 7th Lord O'Brien, British nobleman, dies at 73
  • Sep 8th William E Darwin, British son of Charles Darwin, dies at 74
  • Sep 15th Jacobus Herculas de la Rey, [Uncle Chose], Boer general, dies at 66
  • Sep 22nd Alain-Fournier, French writer (Grand Meaulnes), dies in battle at 27
  • Sep 25th A Lichtenstein, writer, dies at 25
  • Sep 25th Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter, dies at 76
  • Sep 28th Stevan Mokranjac, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 28th Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)
  • Sep 29th Jean Bouin, French marathoner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies in battle
  • Oct 10th Gijsbert van Tienhoven, mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister, dies at 73
  • Oct 10th Karol I, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, King of Romania (1881-1914), dies
  • Oct 15th Aleksander Rozycki, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 28th Richard Heuberger, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 30th Ernst Stadler, writer, dies at 31
  • Nov 1st Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • Nov 3rd Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
  • Nov 4th Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27
  • Nov 6th Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
  • Nov 14th Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, governor of Natal, dies at 82
  • Nov 14th Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)