On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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