What Happened on September 5, 1914

Historical Events

  • French headquarters move to Chatillon-sur-Seine
  • Great Britain, France, Belgium and Russia sign pact of London
  • Proclamation prohibits Canadian mint from issuing gold coins

Historic Communication

US President Woodrow Wilson orders US Navy to make its wireless stations accessible for any transatlantic communications - even to German diplomats sending coded messages; leads to interception of the Zimmermann telegram, helping bring the US into the war

1914 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma (d. 1984)
  • Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile (d. 2018)
  • Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist (Star Wars: Yoda, Jabba the Hut), born in London, England (d. 2013)
Born in 1914

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)

About September 5, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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