On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1914

Historical Events

  • German plane drops bombs on Dover, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Hyson, American actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings

  • Agatha Miller (later best selling detective author) marries aviator Archibald Christie

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Muir

John Muir, Scottish naturalist and discoverer (glacier in High Seirras), dies of pneumonia at 76

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir

1914 Highlights

About December 24, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn