On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
  • The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.

Famous Birthdays

  • Archibald J Gumede, South African ANC member/chairman (UDF)
  • Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • Ralph Waldo Ellison, American writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast), born in Oklahoma City (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (b. 1845)
  • Tor Aulin, Swedish composer, dies at 47