Historical Events in May 1914

  • May 1 China's 1st president Yuan Shikai wins dictatorial qualification
  • May 6 British House of Lords rejects women's suffrage
  • May 7 US Congress establishes mother's day
  • May 9 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4

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May 9 US President Woodrow Wilson proclaims Mother's Day

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
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Woodrow Wilson
  • May 9 J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.
  • May 14 Chic Jim Scott no-hits Cleve, gives up 2 hits in 10th & loses 1-0
  • May 15 Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris
  • May 15 Bolivia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • May 15 US Colonel Edward House sails for Europe to persuade major powers to reduce armies and navies; from Germany, House reports: 'Everybody's nerves are tense; it only needs a spark to set the whole thing off'
  • May 16 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • May 16 Ewing Field baseball park opens near Masonic Street, San Francisco. Relocated a year later.
  • May 21 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8
  • May 21 Greyhound Bus Co begins in Minnesota
  • May 25 British House of Commons passes the Irish Home Rule Bill
  • May 29 Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die
  • May 30 The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: RenĂ© Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
  • May 31 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleve Indians, 6-1