April 1914 in History

Events in History

  • 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

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  • Apr 27 Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Apr 28 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles, West Virginia

Birthdays in History

  • 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)
  • Apr 26 Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)
  • Apr 26 Horace Leonard Gold, Sci-Fi writer/editor
  • Apr 26 James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls/Columbia, Maryland)
  • Apr 27 Albert Soboult, French historian

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Deaths in History

  • 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