On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1914

Historical Events

  • Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Woodrow Wilson signs Harrison Narcotics Tax Act, to regulate and tax production, importation, and distribution of opiates and coca products

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Famous Birthdays

  • Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • Karl Carstens, German politician (President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979-84), born in Bremen, German Empire (d. 1992)
  • Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Giovanni Sgambati, Italian pianist & composer, dies at 73
1914 Highlights

About December 14, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius