On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1901

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)
1901 Highlights

About August 14, 1901

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo