On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1914

Historical Events

  • 18th Boston Marathon won by Canadian James Duffy in 2:25:01.2
  • 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (101 Dalmatians, Cinderella), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1999)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear


1914 Highlights

About April 20, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus