Historical Events for Year 1914

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Jan 1st - 1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
Jan 1st - Klaas ter Laan becomes Neth's 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)
Jan 1st - Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
Jan 2nd - Philips installs research dept in Eindhoven
Jan 3rd - Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
Jan 5th - Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hr day to $5.00/8-hr day
Jan 6th - Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
Jan 7th - 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
Jan 10th - 1st edition of Hague's Post under SF van Oss, published
Jan 10th - Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 m in 43.7 sec in Oslo
Jan 10th - Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor
Jan 13th - IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford Jan 14th - Henry Ford introduces an assembly line for Model T
Jan 14th - The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement is reached between Gen. J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi,regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
Jan 16th - Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
Jan 17th - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin
Jan 20th - The first group of Transvaal Indian women satyagrahis are released from Pietermaritzburg Prison in South Africa after three months imprisonment
Jan 22nd - Paul Claudel's "L'échange," premieres in Paris
Jan 24th - Opera "Madeleine," premieres in NYC
Jan 25th - An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann Jan 26th - 600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
Jan 26th - Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index
Jan 27th - A petition is written and submitted by the black and coloured women of the Orange Free State, an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa, against the carrying of passes by women
Jan 28th - 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)
Jan 28th - Beverly Hills, Ca, is incorporated
Feb 1st - NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
Feb 1st - Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed
Feb 1st - Tanganyika Railway opens
Feb 2nd - James Royce Shannon's musical "Shameen Dhu," premieres in NYC
Feb 4th - US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin Feb 7th - Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"
Feb 7th - Steel work completed on Exposition (Civic) Auditorium, SF
Feb 8th - General Zamon becomes president of Haiti
Feb 10th - In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners are released from the Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters are released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle and 11 in Port Elizabeth
Feb 12th - In Washington, DC, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.
Feb 13th - American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
Feb 14th - High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands
Feb 16th - 1st airplane flight from LA to SF
Feb 19th - Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini," premieres in Turin
Feb 21st - White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China
Feb 21st - In a secret meeting of civil and military leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sazonov convinces them to support a plan for seizing the straits, controlled by Turkey, that block access to the Mediterranean
Feb 24th - Frank Craven's "Too Many Cooks," premieres in NYC
Feb 26th - New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
Feb 26th - HMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
Feb 28th - Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)
Mar 1st - Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
Mar 1st - The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
Mar 7th - Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania
Mar 9th - Henry Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co
Mar 9th - US Sen Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
Mar 10th - Suffragettes in London damage Rokeby's painting Venus of Velasquez
Mar 14th - Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty
Mar 18th - White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
Mar 19th - Stanley Cup: Tor Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Vict Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game
Mar 20th - 1st international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven
Mar 21st - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
Mar 21st - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Norman M Scott
Mar 22nd - World's 1st airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins
Mar 27th - 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
Apr 1st - UVS Soccer team forms in Lead
Apr 4th - "Perils of Pauline" shown for 1st time in LA
Apr 8th - US & Colombia sign a treaty concerning Panama Canal Zone
Apr 9th - "World, the Flesh & the Devil", 1st color film, shown in London
Apr 9th - Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
Apr 9th - US President W Wilson refuses to recognize Huerta as President of Mexico on the ground that he has not been elected by the people
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw Apr 11th - George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres
Apr 11th - Mexican President Huerta breaks off diplomatic relations with the US
Apr 13th - 1st Federal League Game: Balt Terrapins beat Buffalo 3-2
Apr 14th - Stacy G Carkhuff patents non-skid tire pattern
Apr 20th - 18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2
Apr 20th - 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo
Apr 20th - US President W Wilson, having dispatched more naval ships to Mexico, asks a joint session of Congress to approve armed force if necessary; Congress approves
Apr 21st - US marines occupy Vera Cruz, a major Mexican port; they will stay for 6 months
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth Apr 22nd - Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
Apr 24th - A shipment of 35,000 rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition are landed at Larne for the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF, an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland
Apr 25th - US President W Wilson is persuaded by the ABC powers - Argentina, Brazil, and Chile - to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico
Apr 27th - Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
Apr 28th - 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles WV
Apr 28th - W H Carrier patents air conditioner
May 1st - China's 1st president Yuan Shikai wins dictatorial qualification
May 6th - British House of Lords rejects women suffrage
May 7th - US Congress establishes mother's day
May 9th - 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
May 9th - US President Wilson proclaims Mother's Day
May 9th - J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.
May 14th - Chic Jim Scott no-hits Cleve, gives up 2 hits in 10th & loses 1-0
May 15th - Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris
May 15th - Bolivia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
May 15th - US Colonel Edward House sails for Europe to persuade major powers to reduce armies and navies; from Germany, House reports: 'Everybody's nerves are tense; it only needs a spark to set the whole thing off'
May 16th - American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
May 16th - Ewing Field, near Masonic Street, opens
May 21st - 39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8
May 21st - Greyhound Bus Co begins in Minnesota
May 25th - British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule Bill
May 29th - Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die
May 30th - The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: René Thomas wins in 6:03:45.060 (132.729 km/h)
May 31st - Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleve Indians, 6-1
Jun 2nd - Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome
Jun 6th - 1st air flight out of sight of land (Scotland to Norway)
Jun 8th - 34.7°F (1.5°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
MLB Shortshop Honus WagnerMLB Shortshop Honus Wagner Jun 9th - Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits
Jun 13th - 28th US Womens Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Marie Wagner (6-2 1-6 6-1)
Jun 13th - Eleftherios Venizelos annouces that Greece intends to annex Chios and Mytilene, two large islands off the Turkish coast; Greece and Turkey have been heading towards conflict for months over claims to Aegean islands
Jun 19th - 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club
Jun 20th - 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
Jun 24th - King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent
Jun 26th - The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages"
Jun 27th - Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
Jun 27th - US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia
Archduke of Austria Franz FerdinandArchduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand Jun 28th - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI
Jun 29th - Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
Jun 30th - Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
Jul 1st - Gen. J.B.M. Hertzog founds the Free State National Party
Jul 4th - 1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)
Jul 4th - 31st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (7-5 6-4)
Jul 4th - 38th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats A Wilding (6-4 6-4 7-5)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Jul 5th - Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, & win World Series
Jul 5th - Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
Jul 7th - Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty
Jul 9th - 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY
Jul 10th - Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
Jul 11th - Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
Jul 14th - 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Robert Goddard)
Rocket Pioneer Robert H. GoddardRocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard Jul 14th - NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
Jul 15th - Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
Jul 16th - Socialist conference in Brussels (Kautsky, Trotski & Rosa Luxemburg)
Jul 17th - Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
Jul 18th - US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps
Jul 18th - Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance
Jul 19th - Boston Braves begin drive from last to 1st place in NL
Jul 20th - Armed resistance against British rule begins in Ulster
Jul 23rd - Austria-Hungary presents an ultimatum to Serbia; that A-H demands acceptance within 48 hours make peacekeeping difficult
Jul 25th - Germany Socialist-Democrat Party declares: "No German blood for Austrian tyrant" in response to German support of Austria-Hungary
Jul 25th - Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66: he made 69 runs
Jul 25th - Serbia meets the deadlines of Austria-Hungary's ultimatum and gives a conciliatory reply, though Serbia is mobilizing
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Jul 26th - First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain
Jul 26th - For the next two days, the foreign ministries and leaders of major states work feverishly to avert war
Jul 26th - Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrived from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens
Jul 27th - Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
Jul 27th - Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.
Jul 28th - Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
Jul 28th - First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow
Jul 28th - Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia - first decalation of war of WWI
Jul 29th - In response to Austria's declaration of war on Serbia, Russian diplomats and general urge general mobilization, but the Czar calls for partial mobilization
Jul 29th - 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC & SF
Jul 29th - Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
Jul 29th - British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover
Jul 29th - Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary
Jul 29th - The Austrians bombard Belgrade in Serbia

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