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 13th - IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia
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)
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 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
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
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
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin 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
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw Apr 11th - George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres
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 21st - US marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico, stay 6 months
Apr 22nd - Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
Apr 22nd - Mexico ends diplomatic relations with US
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 8th - Paramount Pictures is formed.
Baseball Great Babe RuthBaseball Great Babe Ruth May 9th - 40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4
May 9th - Pres 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 Rabauds opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire," premieres in Paris
May 15th - Bolivia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
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
May 29th - Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence R; 1024 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
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 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 World War I.
Jun 29th - Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
Jun 30th - Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa
Jul 4th - 1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)
Jul 4th - 31st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (7-5 6-4)
Jul 4th - 38th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Norman Brookes beats A Wilding (6-4 6-4 7-5)
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 12th - Babe Ruth makes his baseball debut, pitches for Red Sox
Jul 14th - 1st patent for liquid-fueled rocket design granted (Robert Goddard)
Jul 14th - NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
Rocket Pioneer Robert H. GoddardRocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard Jul 15th - Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
Jul 16th - Socialist conference in Brussel (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 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 issues ultimatum to Serbia leading to WW I
Jul 25th - Germany soc-democrat "No German blood for Austrian tyrant"
Jul 25th - Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66 He made 69
Jul 26th - Austrian-Hungary condemns Serbian ultimatum
Jul 26th - British Min of Navy Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain
Jul 26th - German chief of staff/gen von Moltke states ultimatum on Belgium
Jul 27th - Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
Jul 27th - Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.
Jul 28th - Austria declares war on Serbia (WW I) following assassination of Austrian hier Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Jul 28th - Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
Jul 28th - Minister of Navy W Churchill routes British fleet to Scapa Flow
Jul 28th - World War I began when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
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 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
Jul 31st - German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize
Jul 31st - Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo
Aug 1st - British fleet reaches Scapa Flow
Aug 1st - Emperor Wilhelm II declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I)
Aug 1st - France & Germany mobilize
Absolute monarch Nicholas IIAbsolute monarch Nicholas II Aug 1st - Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enter Luxembourg Germany declares war on Russia in WW I
Aug 2nd - Belgian government receives German ultimatum
Aug 2nd - German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg
Aug 2nd - German troops overthrows Luxembourg
Aug 2nd - Germany & Turkey sign secret treaty of alliance
Aug 2nd - Great Britain mobilizes
Aug 2nd - Postdam Conference ended
Aug 2nd - Russian troops invade Eastern Prussia

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