On This Day

January 1, 1914 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
  • Klaas ter Laan becomes The Netherlands 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
  • The St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line becomes the world's first scheduled airline, covering the 18 mile distance 23 minutes. Service ceased after three months.

Birthdays in History

  • Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and British Special Operations Executive agent in WWII posthumously awarded the George Cross, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
1914 in History