On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1914

Historical Events

  • German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul von Hindenburg named marshal of the Eastern front

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity

Famous Birthdays

  • Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, born in Middleburgh, North Carolina (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
1914 Highlights

About November 1, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio