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 16th - Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
Jan 17th - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin
Jan 22nd - Paul Claudel's "L'échange," premieres in Paris
Jan 24th - Opera "Madeleine," premieres in NYC
Jan 26th - 600 Dutch textile workers go on strike
Jan 26th - Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index
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
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 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
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 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
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin 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 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
Jul 30th - Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization
Jul 30th - French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
Jul 30th - John French appointed British supreme commander
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II Jul 30th - After initial reluctance, Czar Nicholas II of Russia is persuaded to decree a general mobilizations in response to Austria; 'Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!' he claims
Jul 31st - German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize
Jul 31st - Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo

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