On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1914

Historical Events

  • 1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
  • Klaas ter Laan becomes The Netherlands 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
  • The St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line becomes the world's first scheduled airline, covering the 18 mile distance 23 minutes. Service ceased after three months.

Famous Birthdays

  • Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and British Special Operations Executive agent in WWII posthumously awarded the George Cross, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
1914 Highlights

About January 1, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 108 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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