What Happened in 1914 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 420

  • Jun 2 Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome
  • Jun 6 1st air flight out of sight of land (Scotland to Norway)
  • Jun 8 34.7°F (1.5°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

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Jun 9 Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Jun 13 Eleftherios Venizelos annouces that Greece intends to annex Chios and Mytilene, two large islands off the Turkish coast; Greece and Turkey have been heading towards conflict for months over claims to Aegean islands
  • Jun 13 28th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Marie Wagner (6-2, 1-6, 6-1)
  • Jun 19 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club
  • Jun 20 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
  • Jun 24 King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent

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Jun 26 The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages"

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jun 27 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 27 US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia


Jun 28 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Jun 29 Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
  • Jun 30 Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
  • Jul 1 Gen. J.B.M. Hertzog founds the Free State National Party
  • Jul 4 1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)
  • Jul 4 31st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (7-5 6-4)
  • Jul 4 38th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats A Wilding (6-4 6-4 7-5)
  • Jul 5 Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, & win World Series
  • Jul 5 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia

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Jul 7 Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Jul 9 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY

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Jul 10 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 11 Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3

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Jul 14 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Robert Goddard)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Jul 14 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
  • Jul 15 Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
  • Jul 16 Socialist conference in Brussels (Kautsky, Trotski & Rosa Luxemburg)
  • Jul 17 Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
  • Jul 18 US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps
  • Jul 18 Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance
  • Jul 19 Boston Braves begin drive from last to 1st place in NL
  • Jul 20 Armed resistance against British rule begins in Ulster
  • Jul 23 Austria-Hungary presents an ultimatum to Serbia; that A-H demands acceptance within 48 hours make peacekeeping difficult
  • Jul 25 Germany Socialist-Democrat Party declares: "No German blood for Austrian tyrant" in response to German support of Austria-Hungary
  • Jul 25 Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs
  • Jul 25 Serbia meets the deadlines of Austria-Hungary's ultimatum and gives a conciliatory reply, though Serbia is mobilizing

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Jul 26 First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jul 26 For the next two days, the foreign ministries and leaders of major states work feverishly to avert war
  • Jul 26 Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrived from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens
  • Jul 26 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • Jul 27 Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
  • Jul 27 Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.
  • Jul 28 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
  • Jul 28 First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow
  • Jul 28 Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia - first declaration of war of WWI
  • Jul 29 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC & SF
  • Jul 29 Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
  • Jul 29 British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover
  • Jul 29 Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary
  • Jul 29 In response to Austria's declaration of war on Serbia, Russian diplomats and general urge general mobilization, but the Tsar calls for partial mobilization
  • Jul 30 Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization
  • Jul 30 French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
  • Jul 30 John French appointed British supreme commander

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Jul 30 After initial reluctance, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is persuaded to decree a general mobilizations in response to Austria; 'Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!' he claims

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Jul 31 German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jul 31 Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo
  • Aug 1 British fleet reaches Scapa Flow
  • Aug 1 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I) of Russia in WWI
  • Aug 1 France & Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI
  • Aug 1 Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enters Luxembourg on outbreak of WWI
  • Aug 2 Belgian government receives German ultimatum
  • Aug 2 German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg
  • Aug 2 German troops overthrows Luxembourg
  • Aug 2 Germany & Turkey sign secret treaty of alliance
  • Aug 2 Great Britain mobilizes
  • Aug 2 Postdam Conference ended
  • Aug 2 Russian troops invade Eastern Prussia
  • Aug 2 Sherlock Holmes Adventure "His Last Bow" takes place
  • Aug 3 1st seaworthy ship passes through the Panama Canal
  • Aug 3 Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German army
  • Aug 3 French fleet sails to North Africa
  • Aug 3 German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina
  • Aug 3 Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I
  • Aug 3 World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through Churches forms
  • Aug 3 Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
  • Aug 4 WWI: German army shoots Belgian priests and burns down village of Battice
  • Aug 4 German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
  • Aug 4 WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
  • Aug 4 WWI: King Albert I becomes Supreme Commander of Belgian army after German declaration of war
  • Aug 4 WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany
  • Aug 4 US declares neutrality on the outbreak of WWI
  • Aug 5 1st electric traffic light installed in the USA on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 5 Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico & Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I
  • Aug 5 Dutch Cort Van de Linden government issues silver bonds as money
  • Aug 5 Massive German assault on forts around Liège
  • Aug 5 Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
  • Aug 5 US and Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to US
  • Aug 5 Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium
  • Aug 6 WWI: Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia
  • Aug 6 WWI: French cavalry enters Belgium
  • Aug 6 WWI: German Zeppelin bombs Liege, 9 killed
  • Aug 6 WWI: Serbia declares war against Germany
  • Aug 6 Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.
  • Aug 7 Engagement between British cruiser HMS Gloucester and German cruisers SMS Breslau and SMS Goeben off Greece
  • Aug 7 French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
  • Aug 7 French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
  • Aug 7 German army occupies city of Liege, Belgium
  • Aug 7 Lord Kitchener says "Your country needs you" poster spreads over UK

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 546

  • Mar 4 Gino Colaussi (Luigi Colaussi), Italian footballer (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4 Ward Kimball, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • Mar 4 Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)
  • Mar 5 Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • Mar 6 Kirill P Kondrashin, Moscow Russia, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981)
  • Mar 7 Morton DaCosta, director (Island of Love, Music Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 8 Jacob B Bakema, urban developer (St Louis Missouri)
  • Mar 8 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)
  • Mar 9 Fred Clark, Lincoln California, actor (Burns & Allen, Auntie Mame, Hazard)
  • Mar 10 Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
  • Mar 12 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1988)
  • Mar 13 Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer
  • Mar 13 Tessie O'Shea, entertainer
  • Mar 13 Edward O'Hare, American pilot (d. 1943)
  • Mar 13 W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 14 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier
  • Mar 14 Jiri Reinberger, composer
  • Mar 14 Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (d. 1981)
  • Mar 14 Bill Owen, British actor (d. 1999)
  • Mar 14 Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • Mar 15 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)

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Mar 17 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • Mar 18 Cesar Guerra Peixe, composer
  • Mar 18 James Pack, naval officer museum curator
  • Mar 19 J Jay Berwanger, 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
  • Mar 19 Patricia Morison, actress (Peyton Place, Dressed to Kill)
  • Mar 19 Leonidas Alaoglu, Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)

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Mar 19 Jiang Qing [Madame Mao], Chinese communist and wife of Mao Zedong, born in Zhucheng, Shandong, China (d. 1991)

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • Mar 20 Wendell Corey, Dracut Mass, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl)
  • Mar 20 William Baddeley, rector (St James's Piccadilly)
  • Mar 21 Herman Siles Zuazo, politician
  • Mar 21 Paul Tortelier, composer
  • Mar 22 Cec Burke, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner v Australia 1946, 1 & 3, 2-30)
  • Mar 22 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], Plymouth, Devon, English industrialist
  • Mar 22 Masao Maruyama, social scientist
  • Mar 23 Robert Gross, composer
  • Mar 25 Marthe Robert, essayist/translator
  • Mar 25 Norman E Borlaug, US agriculture scientist (Nobel 1970)
  • Mar 26 Ian McGeoch, Vice-Admiral
  • Mar 26 William Westmoreland, Saxon SC, army general (Vietnam era)
  • Mar 26 Toru Kumon, Japanese educator (d. 1995)
  • Mar 27 Budd Schulberg, novelist and screenwriter (On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 27 Richard Denning, Poughkeepsie NY, actor (Steve-Karen, Hawaii Five-0)
  • Mar 27 Snooky Lanson, singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 28 Bohumil Hrabal, writer
  • Mar 28 Edmund Muskie, American politician (Sen-D-Me) and US Secretary of State (1980-81), born in Rumford, Maine (d. 1996)
  • Mar 28 Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 28 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • Mar 28 Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist (d. 2003)
  • Mar 29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author (about secret service)
  • Mar 30 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • Mar 31 Octavio Paz, Mexico, writer/diplomat (Salamandra, Topoemas)
  • Apr 1 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
  • Apr 1 Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (d. 2002)

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Apr 2 Alec Guinness, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai), born in London, England

  • Apr 3 Katherine Stammers Menzies, England, doubles tennis player (Wimb 1935)
  • Apr 4 Gustave Camus, Belgian painter
  • Apr 4 John Beith, British diplomat
  • Apr 4 Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)
  • Apr 5 Frederick Angus Armstrong, journalist
  • Apr 7 Sydney Thompson, rock climber
  • Apr 8 John Cameron, cricketer (brother of Jimmy WI v-capt 1939 England tour)
  • Apr 8 María Félix, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
  • Apr 9 Richard Young, CEO (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • Apr 10 E A V "Foffie" Williams, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1939-48)
  • Apr 10 Jack Badcock, cricketer (Tasmania Australian batsman of 30's)
  • Apr 11 Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
  • Apr 12 Armen Alchian, American economist
  • Apr 15 John Gregory, English ballet dancer (Harlequin Ballet Company), born in Norwich (d. 1996)
  • Apr 16 John Hodiak, actor (A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 17 George W. Davis, American art director (d. 1984)
  • Apr 18 C S Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie)
  • Apr 18 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP)
  • Apr 19 Andrew Wilkinson, pediatrician
  • Apr 20 Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)
  • Apr 21 Norman Panama, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • Apr 22 Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)
  • Apr 22 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, born in Amberg, Bavaria (d. 1988)
  • Apr 22 Jan de Hartog, Dutch/English writer (Holland's Glory)
  • Apr 22 Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace (d. 1944)
  • Apr 23 Andrew Martin, Lord-Lt (Lechestershire England)
  • Apr 23 John Hubbard, Indiana Harbor Indiana, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie)
  • Apr 23 Mitsu Suzuki, teacher of tea ceremony at SF Zen Center
  • Apr 24 Bernard Caulfield, judge
  • Apr 24 Justin Wilson, cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips)
  • Apr 24 Ruth White, Perth Amboy NJ, actress (Up the Down Staircase)
  • Apr 25 Claude Mauriac, writer
  • Apr 25 Marcos Perez Jimenez, president/dictator Venezuela
  • Apr 25 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American writer (d. 1948)
  • Apr 26 Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)
  • Apr 26 Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
  • Apr 26 Horace Leonard Gold, Sci-Fi writer/editor
  • Apr 26 James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls/Columbia, Maryland)
  • Apr 26 Wilfred Howard Mellers, composer
  • Apr 27 Albert Soboult, French historian
  • Apr 28 Skuli Halldorsson, composer
  • Apr 29 Ewan Roberts, actress (Pvt Benjamin), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apr 30 Sid Weiss, jazz bassist, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1994)
  • May 2 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947)
  • May 4 Abdel Karim Kassem, general/premier/dictator of Iraq (1958-63)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 112 of 112

  • Nov 23 Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
  • Nov 24 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • Nov 25 Davorin Jenko, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 6 Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 47
  • Dec 8 Maximilian von Spee, German naval officer (b. 1861)
  • Dec 12 Watkins Lewis Africa American lynched in Shrevport, Louisiana
  • Dec 14 Giovanni Sgambati, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 16 Ivan Zajc, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 82
  • Dec 19 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87
  • Dec 21 A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies

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Dec 24 John Muir, Scottish naturalist, dies of pneumonia at 76

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir
  • Dec 27 Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and inventor (b. 1863)