September 5, 1914 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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

CommunicationHistoric 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

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • World War I: Battle of Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)

Birthdays in History

  • Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet (Defense of Violeta Parra), born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile

Deaths in History

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