What Happened in 1914 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 420

  • Sep 5 US President Wilson orders US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications - even to German diplomats sending coded messages; leads to interception of the Zimmermann telegram, helping bring the US into the war
  • Sep 7 NY Post Office Building opens to public
  • Sep 8 HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titanic, sinks off Scotland
  • Sep 8 Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during WW1
  • Sep 9 -12] Belgian offensive from Antwerp
  • Sep 9 Boston Brave George Davis no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 7-0
  • Sep 9 First fully mechanized unit in the British Army created - the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade (WWI)
  • Sep 9 Meeting held at Gaelic League headquarters between Irish Republican Brotherhood and other extreme republicans; initial decision made to stage an uprising while Britain is at war

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Sep 11 W. C. Handy publishes "St Louis Blues"

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Sep 11 Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent there.
  • Sep 12 Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, 23, becomes youngest manager
  • Sep 14 German staff-of-chief Helmut von Moltke replaced by Erich von Falkenhayn
  • Sep 14 German troops withdraw from Aisne/invent trenches
  • Sep 15 Battle of Aisne begins between Germans & French during WW I
  • Sep 15 US Marines march out of Vera Cruz, Mexico
  • Sep 17 Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • Sep 18 Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I

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Sep 18 General Paul von Hindenburg named commander of German armies on the Eastern Front

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Sep 18 Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent
  • Sep 18 South African troops land in German South West Africa
  • Sep 19 Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits KC (Federal League), 6-2
  • Sep 20 John Redmond urges Irish Volunteers to enlist in the British Army
  • Sep 22 1 German submarine sinks 3 British ironclads, 1,459 die
  • Sep 22 Louis Botha, premier of the Union of South Africa, assumes command of the armed forced after having dismissed General Beyers because of his resistance to aiding British in the war against Germany
  • Sep 23 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
  • Sep 26 Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce
  • Sep 26 Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels
  • Sep 27 Cleveland 2nd baseman Nap Lajoie collects his 3,000th hit
  • Sep 28 German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WW I)
  • Sep 29 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
  • Oct 1 The Prince of Asir, the southern region of Arabia, rises in revolt against the Turks; his actions will inspire other Arab leaders to revolt
  • Oct 1 The first division of Canadian troops, 33,000 sail for Britain; most Canadians are volunteers, anxious to prove their loyalty to the Commonwealth
  • Oct 4 Dardanelles: French & British fleet bombards Turkish forts
  • Oct 5 World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill
  • Oct 6 The Russians fall back along the Eastern Front in Poland and Galicia
  • Oct 9 German troops take Antwerp in World War I
  • Oct 10 German forces rout Belgians in Antwerp, Belgium (WW I)
  • Oct 11 German troops occupy Ghent
  • Oct 12 The First Battle of Ypres begins
  • Oct 13 The Belgian government in exile installed at St Adresse at Le Havre
  • Oct 13 Boston Braves sweep Philadelphia A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
  • Oct 13 Garrett Morgan invents & patents gas mask
  • Oct 13 Pro-German Boers begin opposition to British authority in South Africa
  • Oct 14 German troops occupy Brug
  • Oct 15 ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded
  • Oct 15 Battle of Warsaw, begins (ends Oct 21)
  • Oct 15 Clayton Anti-trust Act passed (union & strike rights)
  • Oct 18 Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany
  • Oct 19 US post office 1st used an automobile to collect & deliver mail
  • Oct 21 Battle of Warsaw ends with German defeat
  • Oct 27 British battleship Audacious sunk by mine
  • Oct 28 German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea
  • Oct 28 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates
  • Oct 29 Turkish warships storm Black Sea
  • Oct 30 Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium), aka 'Wipers' during WWI begins
  • Oct 31 Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey

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Nov 1 Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Nov 1 German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
  • Nov 1 Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity
  • Nov 1 Paul von Hindenburg named marshal of the Eastern front
  • Nov 2 Great Britain annexes Cyprus
  • Nov 2 V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 2 Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • Nov 2 Great Britain declares the entire North Sea a military area: neutral ships will transit it at their own risk
  • Nov 4 Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete", NYC)
  • Nov 5 Britain declares war on Turkey and annexes Cyprus, occupied since 1878; the immediate reason is to keep it from being taken by Turkey
  • Nov 6 The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts
  • Nov 7 Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
  • Nov 7 The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
  • Nov 7 The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
  • Nov 9 Off Cocos Island, near Sumatra, the Australian cruiser 'Sydney' sinks German cruiser 'Emden', which has been attacking ships in the Pacific
  • Nov 12 Turks sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war
  • Nov 14 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • Nov 15 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d'Italia
  • Nov 16 Federal Reserve System formally opens
  • Nov 16 Pope Benedict XV calls for peace
  • Nov 17 US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
  • Nov 20 US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
  • Nov 21 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 21 British army conquerors Bazra
  • Nov 22 Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing
  • Nov 22 Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia
  • Nov 23 The US Army retreats from Mexico.

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Nov 24 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 24 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
  • Nov 26 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
  • Nov 27 1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire)
  • Nov 28 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • Nov 28 10th Australasian Championships: Arthur O'Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson (6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1)
  • Dec 2 Austria army occupies Belgrade Serbia
  • Dec 3 Dutch army opens fire on interned Belgian soldiers: 8 killed

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Dec 4 Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Dec 5 6th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats U of Toronto, 14-2
  • Dec 5 The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
  • Dec 6 German troops over run Lodz
  • Dec 8 Battle of the Falkland Island: British Royal Navy destroys a German battle squadron

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Dec 8 Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 8 Irving Berlin's musical "Watch your Step" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • Dec 8 Boers rebelling against the British have recently suffered several defeats; today, one of their leaders, General Beyers, accidently drowns
  • Dec 10 French government returns to Paris

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 546

  • Jul 1 Earle Warren, alto sax player
  • Jul 1 Magda Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor)
  • Jul 2 Frederick Fennell, conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 2 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990)
  • Jul 4 Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car designer
  • Jul 5 Jacob Soetendorp, Dutch rabbi
  • Jul 6 Jens Rohiner, composer
  • Jul 7 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • Jul 7 Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov, composer
  • Jul 8 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 8 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician
  • Jul 9 Bill Tallon, cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie)
  • Jul 9 Willi Stoph, president German DR
  • Jul 10 Joe Shuster, Canadian-born cartoonist (d. 1992)
  • Jul 11 Ahti Sonninen, composer
  • Jul 14 Sidney George Gray, company secretary
  • Jul 15 Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (d. 1999)
  • Jul 15 Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (d. 1996)
  • Jul 17 Lucille Benson, Scottsboro Ala, actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies)
  • Jul 17 James Purdy, Hicksville, Ohio, writer (The House of the Solitary Maggot), (disputed birthdate, 1923), (d. 2009)
  • Jul 18 Herbert Collum, composer
  • Jul 18 John G Bearer, writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat)
  • Jul 18 Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch premier (KVP, Mammoth Law)
  • Jul 18 Mack Robinson, US, 200m dash (Olympic-silver-1932)
  • Jul 18 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  • Jul 19 Josef Palenicek, composer
  • Jul 19 Marius Russo, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 William John Phillips, actor (Nothing but a Man)
  • Jul 22 Cecil Effinger, composer
  • Jul 23 Alastair Down, CEO (Burmah Oil)
  • Jul 24 David Miles Bensuan-Butt, economist
  • Jul 24 Edwin Mirvish, owner (Old Vic)
  • Jul 24 Frank Silvera, actor (High Chaparral), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jul 24 Kenneth B Clark, Canal Zone, civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto)
  • Jul 24 Riccardo Malipiero, composer
  • Jul 24 Robert Emhardt, actor (Mac-Another World, Underworld USA, Mooncussers)
  • Jul 24 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d.2015)

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Jul 25 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • Jul 26 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter
  • Jul 26 Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
  • Jul 26 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • Jul 28 Carmen Dragon, American composer (d. 1984)
  • Jul 29 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash)
  • Jul 29 Abram Games, graphic artist
  • Jul 29 Dovie Hudson, community activist in rural Mississippi
  • Jul 30 Lord Killanin, Irish IOC president (d. 1999)
  • Jul 31 Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker
  • Jul 31 Louis De Funes, Courbevoie France, actor (I Tartassati, Fantomas)
  • Jul 31 Raymond Aubrac, French resistance leader, born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • Aug 1 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Aug 2 Felix Leclerc, composer
  • Aug 2 Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist
  • Aug 2 Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury, New York, American actress (Network, Poltergeist)
  • Aug 3 Rick Slabbinck, Flemish painter
  • Aug 4 Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter
  • Aug 5 Anita Colby, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 5 David Brian, actor (Accussed of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 5 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
  • Aug 6 Susan Cowdy, ornithologist
  • Aug 6 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
  • Aug 7 Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)
  • Aug 8 Arthur Holt, politician
  • Aug 9 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
  • Aug 9 Gordon Cullen, architect
  • Aug 9 Tove Jansson, Finnish author (Moomins) (d. 2001)
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer, English footballer (d. 1990)
  • Aug 10 Jeff Corey, actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • Aug 11 José Silva, American parapsychologist (d. 1999)
  • Aug 12 [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)
  • Aug 12 Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
  • Aug 12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
  • Aug 13 Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer (d. 1970)
  • Aug 14 Sydney Wooderson, miler (world record 1937)
  • Aug 15 Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer
  • Aug 16 Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Aug 17 Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55)
  • Aug 19 Fumio Hayasaka, composer
  • Aug 19 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • Aug 20 Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Aug 21 Dallas Pratt, collector
  • Aug 21 Doug Wright, cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's)
  • Aug 25 Alexei Haieff, Blagovestchensk Siberia, composer (Princess Zondilda)
  • Aug 26 Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (d. 1984)
  • Aug 27 Catherine Marshall, editor/writer
  • Aug 28 Glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue)
  • Aug 30 Julie Bishop, actress (My Hero, Northern Pursuit, Threat), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 30 Rafael Jose Luis Fernandez de la Calzada y Ferrer, restaurateur
  • Aug 31 Richard Basehart, Zanesville Oh, actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
  • Sep 2 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • Sep 2 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • Sep 3 Dixy Lee Ray, American politician (d. 1994)
  • Sep 4 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
  • Sep 5 Gail Kubik, South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, composer (Gerald McBoing Boing)
  • Sep 5 Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet (Defense of Violeta Parra)
  • Sep 5 Stuart Freeborn, motion picture make-up artist (Star Wars: Yoda, Jabba the Hut), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Sep 7 Herbert Delauney Bill Hughes, educationist
  • Sep 7 Hugo Pfister, composer
  • Sep 7 Ian Ball, photographer
  • Sep 7 James Van Allen, US physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts)

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Famous Deaths

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