Year 1914 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 27 1st successful non-direct blood transfusion is performed by Dr. Albert Hustin in Brussels
  • Apr 14 Dr. Harry Plotz isolates the bacteria that causes Typhus Fever (Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City)
  • May 25 British House of Commons passes the Irish Home Rule Bill
  • Jul 28 Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia - first declaration of war of WWI
  • Aug 3 Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France, beginning World War I
  • Aug 18 US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"
  • Aug 30 Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) in East Prussia ends in destruction of the Russian Second Army with 122,000-170,000 killed, injured or captured by the German 8th Army led by Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff
  • Sep 6 World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)
  • Sep 9 First fully mechanized unit in the British Army created - the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade (WWI)
  • Sep 18 Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent
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Historical Marriages

  • Jan 14 Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke
  • Apr 20 Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear
  • May 7 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in The White House

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