What Happened on September 5, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • French headquarters move to Chatillon-sur-Seine
  • Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London
  • Proclamation prohibits Canadian mint from issuing gold coins
  • US President Wilson orders the US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications - even to German diplomats sending coded messages; this will lead to the interception of the Zimmermann telegram, helping to bring the US into the war
  • World War I: Battle of Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gail Kubik, South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, composer (Gerald McBoing Boing)
  • Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet (Defense of Violeta Parra)
  • Stuart Freeborn, motion picture make-up artist (Star Wars: Yoda, Jabba the Hut), born in London, England (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles PĆ©guy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)