Historical Events in February 1914

  • Feb 1 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • Feb 1 Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
  • Feb 1 Tanganyika Railway opens
  • Feb 2 James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 4 US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law

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Feb 7 Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
  • Feb 7 Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, SF
  • Feb 8 General Zamon becomes president of Haiti

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Feb 10 In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners are released from the Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters are released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle and 11 in Port Elizabeth

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Feb 12 Dedication ceremony for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Feb 12 "The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • Feb 13 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
  • Feb 14 High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
  • Feb 16 1st airplane flight from LA to SF
  • Feb 19 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin
  • Feb 21 White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China
  • Feb 21 In a secret meeting of civil and military leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sazonov convinces them to support a plan for seizing the straits, controlled by Turkey, that block access to the Mediterranean
  • Feb 24 Frank Craven's "Too Many Cooks" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 26 New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
  • Feb 26 HMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
  • Feb 28 Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)