On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1914

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, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • Hans de Koster, Dutch Minister of Defense (1971-73), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1992)
1914 Highlights

About November 5, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio