On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published
  • Norwegian speed skater Oscar Mathisen skates world 500m record in 43.7s in Oslo, Norway
  • Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Gallimard, French publisher (d. 1991)
  • Polly Rowles, American actress (Sweet Liberty, Jamie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan, born in Fenghua District, China (d. 2000)