This Year - The portable phonograph is manufactured.
This Year - Type composing machines roll out of the factory.
This Year - The fiftieth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation was celebrated throughout the year.
This Year - The Seventeenth Amendment - the direct election of senators - becomes law
This Year - Rudolph Valentino Leaves Italy for the US
This Year - China recognizes Outer Mongolia as independent
00 - Ireland Ulster Volunteer Force formed and began drilling.
11 - 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC).
16 - British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland.
18 - Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy.
19 - Raymond Poincar? installed as president of France.
30 - House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill.
03 - 16th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified.
15 - Art 1st avant-garde art show in America opens in NYC.
16 - President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico.
19 - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box.
22 - Francisco Indalecio Madero, Mexican president, assassinated in military coup at 39.
22 - Suarez, Mexican vice president, assassinated in a miltary coup.
25 - 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax.
01 - Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment).
04 - Dept of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments.
04 - 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed.
04 - Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president.
08 - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes.
10 - Harriet Tubman, former slave, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, and freedom fighter dies in New York.
12 - Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid.
13 - Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures.
14 - John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation.
15 - Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court.
15 - Woodrow Wilson hold the 1st presidential press conference.
20 - Song Jiao-ren, leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies.
24 - Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC.
25 - Ohio Great Dayton Flood. Dayton almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously.
26 - Winston Churchill proposes Naval Holiday
26 - Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War.
03 - British suffragette Emily Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail.
08 - 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified.
08 - Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing).
14 - Belgium begins general strike for voting rights.
19 - Sports 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8.
21 - German passenger ship Imperator runs aground.
00 - Treaty of London ending First Balkan War and Albania given international recognition; various territorial adjustments
00 - French General Staff adopts Plan 17
07 - British House of Commons rejects woman's right to vote.
09 - 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote.
13 - 1st 4 engine aircraft built & flown (Igor Sikorsky-Russia).
24 - Oberst Alfred Redl, Deputy Chief of the Austrian Inteligence Bureau comitts suicide prior to being arrested as a Russian spy
30 - New country of Albania, forms.
30 - 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London.
31 - 17th amendment, direct election of senators, declared ratified.
02 - 1st strike settlement mediated by US Dept of Labor-RR clerks.
03 - Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws.
05 - Dutch Disability laws go into effect.
12 - "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released.
16 - South-African parliament forbids blacks owning land.
21 - Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane.
30 - Second Balkan War begins with Bulgarian attack on Greece and Serbia
30 - German Army Bill and Tax Compromise accepted
01 - Serbia & Greece declare war on Bulgaria.
07 - British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule Law.
10 - Romania declares war on Bulgaria.
19 - Billboard publishes earliest known "Last Week's 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs" Malinda's Wedding Day is #1.
23 - Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot Palestine.
29 - Albania becomes sovereignty under prince Wilhelm von Wied.
30 - Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War.
00 - Lusitania undergoes extensive modifications permitting guns to be mounted and ammunition holds and ammo elevators installed prior to registration as a Reserve RN cruiser
10 - Peace of Bucharest ends Second Balkan War and marked by territorial adjustments
23 - Churchill prepares contingency plans paper for Britain to send troops to aid France in war against Germany
28 - Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague).
30 - Churchill writes Grey that Britain should aid Russia and France in a war with Germany.
01 - Yuan Shikai captures Nanjing "2nd Chinese revolution".
10 - Lincoln Highway opens as 1st paved coast-to-coast highway.
16 - 1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage.
21 - Turkey & Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople.
23 - Serbian troops march into Albania.
23 - Roland Garros is 1st to fly over Mediterranean Sea.
00 - Military Greatest German Army increase since 1871; peace strength increased by 136,000 to 760,908 NCO's and men
00 - Zabern Affair in Germany u.
00 - French Army adopts new field regulations calling for offensive
07 - Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line.
10 - Panama Canal Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix.
13 - Explosion & fire in Universal Coal Mine, South Wales.
14 - Explosion in coal mine at Cardiff kills 439.
15 - Train crash in Liverpool during "Black Week".
18 - Churchill again proposes a Naval Holiday
18 - Berchtold (Austria) sends an ultimatum to Serbia demanding withdrawal of forces that crossed into Albania; Serbs withdrew
22 - Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers.
26 - Huerta elected president of Mexico.
27 - Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country.
00 - Irish Citizen Army and Irish National Volunteers formed.
00 - Media Miguel Almereyda begins publication of Le Bonnet Rouge, a weekly newspaper for the militant left in France; during 1914 it begins to appear daily.
00 - Liman von Sanders given total command of Turkish army and in charge at Istanbul resulting in open Russian animosity towards Germans in Turkey; Russia becoming increasingly more anti-German and belligerent
00 - King Albert of Belgium invited to Berlin; Kaiser tells King that he feels war with France inevitable; similar statements by Moltke
05 - Ludwig III crowned king of Bavaria.
09 - Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes.
13 - 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob.
17 - 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Ct.
17 - Panama Canal opens. s.1914c0107
25 - Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in White House.
26 - Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers.
28 - Sports Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andr? Spaul in Paris.
01 - Continuous moving assembly line introduced by Ford (car every 2:38).
12 - "Mona Lisa," stolen from Louvre Museum in aug 1911, recovered.
13 - Mona Lisa stolen in aug 1911 returned to Louvre.
14 - Liman von Sanders arrives in Constantinople
14 - Greece formally takes possession of Crete.
16 - Charlie Chaplin begins his film career at Keystone for $150 a week.
21 - 1st crossword puzzle (with 32 clues) printed in NY World.
23 - President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law.
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