On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Britain declares war on Turkey and annexes Cyprus, occupied since 1878; the immediate reason is to keep it from being taken by Turkey

Famous Birthdays

  • Alton Tobey, American artist (d. 2005)
  • Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73)