What Happened on September 1, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 34th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-3, 8-6, 10-8)
  • Lord Kitchener arrives in Paris
  • St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd
  • The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Von Gluck's army meets up with British expeditionary army

Famous Deaths

  • Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo