On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1914

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lord Kitchener arrives in Paris

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd
  • The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo
  • 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
  • Von Gluck's army meets up with British expeditionary army

Famous Deaths

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

About September 1, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo