1914 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 358

  • Jan 1 1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
  • Jan 1 Klaas ter Laan becomes Neth's 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • Jan 1 Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
  • Jan 2 Philips installs research dept in Eindhoven
  • Jan 5 Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
  • Jan 6 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
  • Jan 7 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
  • Jan 10 1st edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published
  • Jan 10 Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 sec in Oslo
  • Jan 10 Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor

CommunicationModel T

Jan 14 Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jan 14 The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement is reached between Gen. J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

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Jan 16 Writer Maxim Gorky returns to Russia

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky

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Jan 17 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Jan 20 The first group of Transvaal Indian women satyagrahis are released from Pietermaritzburg Prison in South Africa after three months imprisonment
  • Jan 22 Paul Claudel's "L'échange" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 25 An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
  • Jan 26 600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
  • Jan 26 Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index
  • Jan 27 A petition is written and submitted by the black and coloured women of the Orange Free State, an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa, against the carrying of passes by women
  • Jan 28 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)
  • Jan 28 Beverly Hills, Ca, is incorporated
  • Feb 1 Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
  • Feb 1 Tanganyika Railway opens
  • Feb 4 US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law
  • Feb 7 Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, SF
  • Feb 8 General Zamon becomes president of Haiti
  • 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
  • Feb 12 Dedication ceremony for the about to be constructed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 14 High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
  • Feb 16 1st airplane flight from LA to SF
  • 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)
  • Mar 1 Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
  • Mar 1 The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
  • Mar 7 Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
  • Mar 9 Henry Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co

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Mar 9 US Sen albert fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Mar 10 Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez
  • Mar 14 Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty
  • Mar 18 White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
  • Mar 20 1st international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven
  • Mar 21 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
  • Mar 21 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Norman M Scott
  • Mar 22 The St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line becomes the world's first scheduled airline
  • Mar 27 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
  • Apr 4 "Perils of Pauline" shown for 1st time in LA
  • Apr 6 American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded
  • Apr 8 US & Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone
  • Apr 9 "World, the Flesh & the Devil", 1st color film, shown in London
  • Apr 9 Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
  • Apr 9 US President W Wilson refuses to recognize Huerta as President of Mexico on the ground that he has not been elected by the people

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Apr 11 George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres

  • Apr 11 Mexican President Huerta breaks off diplomatic relations with the US
  • Apr 13 1st Federal League Game: Balt Terrapins beat Buffalo 3-2
  • Apr 14 Stacy G Carkhuff patents non-skid tire pattern
  • Apr 20 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo
  • Apr 20 US President W Wilson, having dispatched more naval ships to Mexico, asks a joint session of Congress to approve armed force if necessary; Congress approves
  • Apr 21 US marines occupy Vera Cruz, a major Mexican port; they will stay for 6 months
  • Apr 24 A shipment of 35,000 rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition are landed at Larne for the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF, an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland

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Apr 25 US President Woodrow Wilson is persuaded by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Apr 27 Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Apr 28 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles, West Virginia
  • 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 US President Woodrow Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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 24 King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent
  • 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"
  • 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 5 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
  • Jul 9 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY

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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 15 Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
  • Jul 16 Socialist conference in Brussels (Kautsky, Trotski & Rosa Luxemburg)
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 272

  • Jan 1 Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and SOE agent (d. 1944)
  • Jan 4 Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
  • Jan 5 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
  • Jan 10 Claude Gallimard, France, publisher
  • Jan 10 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (d. 2000)
  • Jan 11 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer
  • Jan 12 Edward John Gurney, American politician, US senator (1969-74), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1996)
  • Jan 15 Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
  • Jan 16 Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • Jan 17 Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • Jan 18 Arno Schmidt, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • Jan 23 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
  • Jan 26 Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
  • Jan 26 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
  • Jan 27 Anna Larina, revolutionary
  • Jan 30 Louis Osman, artist architect goldsmith medallist/craftsman
  • Jan 31 Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
  • Jan 31 Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure
  • Feb 2 Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 3 Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter/graphic artist/carpet designer
  • Feb 3 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, born in Auckland (d. 1994)
  • Feb 4 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • Feb 5 Alan Hodgkin, British physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • Feb 5 William S Burroughs, novelist (Naked Lunch), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 7 David Ignatow, US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
  • Feb 7 Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
  • Feb 7 Ralph Whitlock, writer
  • Feb 9 Max Manus, resistance fighter
  • Feb 10 Larry Adler, Balt, hamonicist (Harmonicats) (blacklisted performer)
  • Feb 11 French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
  • Feb 11 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam
  • Feb 12 Nello Celio, Swiss president
  • Feb 12 Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)
  • Feb 13 Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)
  • Feb 14 Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
  • Feb 15 R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
  • Feb 15 Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
  • Feb 16 J Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • Feb 17 Albert Westerlinck, [Jose J M Aerts], Flemish literary
  • Feb 17 Per-Jakez Helias, writer/teacher
  • Feb 18 Edward George Edwards, chemist
  • Feb 20 Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
  • Feb 20 Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
  • Feb 21 Arnold S Denker, NY, US chess champion (1944-46)
  • Feb 21 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
  • Feb 22 Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Feb 23 Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
  • Feb 24 David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • Feb 24 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • Mar 1 Archibald J Gumede, South African ANC member/chairman (UDF)
  • Mar 1 Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast)
  • 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 8 Jacob B Bakema, urban developer (St Louis Missouri)
  • Mar 8 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)
  • 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 15 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18 James Pack, naval officer museum curator
  • 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 William Baddeley, rector (St James's Piccadilly)
  • Mar 21 Herman Siles Zuazo, politician
  • Mar 22 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], Plymouth, Devon, English industrialist
  • Mar 22 Masao Maruyama, social scientist
  • 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 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 Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist (d. 2003)
  • Mar 29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author (about secret service)
  • Mar 31 Octavio Paz, Mexico, writer/diplomat (Salamandra, Topoemas)
  • 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 9 Richard Young, CEO (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • Apr 11 Norman McLaren, Canadian film animator and director (d. 1987)
  • Apr 12 Armen Alchian, American economist
  • Apr 17 George W. Davis, American art director (d. 1984)
  • Apr 18 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP)
  • Apr 19 Andrew Wilkinson, pediatrician
  • 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 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 25 Claude Mauriac, writer
  • Apr 25 Marcos Perez Jimenez, president/dictator Venezuela
  • Apr 25 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American writer (d. 1948)

Weddings in History

  • Jan 14 Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 20 Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear

  • May 7 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in The White House

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 13 British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 29 Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Mallory

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7 44th US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (26) weds John F. Fitzgerald's mother, Rose Fitzgerald (24)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Dec 24 Agatha Miller (later best selling detective author) marries aviator Archibald Christie

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84

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Jan 11 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • Jan 11 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named (b. 1842)
  • Jan 13 Bernardus H Heldt, Dutch MP, dies at 72
  • Jan 21 Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian artist (b. 1857)
  • Feb 6 J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Hague School), dies at 69
  • Feb 22 Valliamma Mudaliar, took part in Indian passive resistance, dies of a fever contracted in prison
  • Feb 24 Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Feb 25 John Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
  • Mar 1 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (b. 1845)

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Mar 12 George Westinghouse, US engineer (Westinghouse Electric), dies at 67

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • Mar 16 Gaston Calmette, editor (Le Figaro), killed by Mme Caillaux at 55
  • Mar 16 John Murray, piloted HMS Challenger to Christmas Island, dies
  • Mar 16 Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician, recipient of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
  • Mar 19 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (b. 1850)
  • Mar 23 Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès (Saint Rebecca) Lebanese saint (b. 1832)

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Mar 25 Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies at 83

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • Mar 31 Ch Morgenstern, writer, dies at 42
  • Apr 2 Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
  • Apr 14 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist, dies at 58
  • Apr 14 Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • Apr 16 George W Hill, US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76
  • Apr 19 Charles Pierce, philosopher/scientist, dies
  • May 9 C.W. Post, American food manufacturer of breakfast cereals, commits suicide at 59
  • May 17 Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79
  • May 27 Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies
  • Jun 6 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin), dies
  • Jun 11 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
  • Jun 21 Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
  • Jun 28 Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated


Jun 28 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Jun 30 Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies
  • Jul 2 Joseph Chamberlain, British minister to Germany, dies at 78
  • Jul 6 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet, murdered at 27
  • Jul 11 Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies
  • Jul 19 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist, dies at 82
  • Jul 30 Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
  • Jul 31 A J Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité/Les Preuves), murdered=
  • Aug 4 Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (b. 1853)
  • Aug 6 Ellen Axson Wilson, US 1st Lady (1913-14), dies during Woodrow Wilson's 1st term of Bright's Disease at 54

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Aug 12 John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

  • Aug 17 James Grierson, British general
  • Aug 19 Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)
  • Aug 20 Pius X, [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies
  • Aug 22 Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • Aug 22 Rondoney, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WW I), dies in battle
  • Aug 22 Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
  • Aug 23 Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
  • Aug 23 George A Pogson, British consul in Puerto Rico, dies
  • Aug 27 John Weiss, German new testament, dies
  • Aug 29 ... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle
  • Aug 30 Adrian H Stewart, British lieutenant, dies in battle in Cameroon at 26
  • Aug 30 Aleksandr Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide
  • Sep 1 Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo
  • Sep 5 Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)
  • Sep 7 Lord O'Brien, British nobleman, dies at 73
  • Sep 8 William E Darwin, British son of Charles Darwin, dies at 74
  • Sep 15 Jacobus Herculas de la Rey, [Uncle Chose], Boer general, dies at 66
  • Sep 22 Alain-Fournier, French writer (Grand Meaulnes), dies in battle at 27
  • Sep 25 A Lichtenstein, writer, dies at 25
  • Sep 25 Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter, dies at 76
  • Sep 28 Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)
  • Oct 10 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister, dies at 73
  • Oct 10 Karol I, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, King of Romania (1881-1914), dies
  • Oct 30 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), dies fighting in WWI at 31
  • Nov 1 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • Nov 3 Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
  • Nov 4 Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27
  • Nov 6 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
  • Nov 14 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, governor of Natal, dies at 82
  • Nov 14 Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)
  • Nov 23 Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
  • Nov 24 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • 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 19 Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87

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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)