On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1901

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70
  • The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.

Famous Birthdays

  • James Pitman, British educator and spelling reformer (Alphabets and Reading: The Initial Teaching Alphabet) (d. 1985)