What Happened on October 1, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The first division of Canadian troops, 33,000 sail for Britain; most Canadians are volunteers, anxious to prove their loyalty to the Commonwealth
  • The Prince of Asir, the southern region of Arabia, rises in revolt against the Turks; his actions will inspire other Arab leaders to revolt

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 1974 Pulitzer Prize)
  • Michael Goodliffe, Cheshire England, actor (5th Day of Peace)