On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1914

Historical Events

  • St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd
  • The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: R. Norris Williams wins his first major title beating defending champion Maurice McLoughlin 6-3, 8-6, 10-8; final event at Newport Casino, moves to Forest Hills, NY

Famous Deaths

  • Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, Ohio)
1914 Highlights

About September 1, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo